Down by the riverside is a glowing green scale.
A young boy, bored by his fishing endeavors, picked the scale up and twiddled it in his fingers.
It was quite a shock as he felt his whole body twist and change, his memories ending even as his gills gulped oxygen from the murky depths.
To this day, no one knows what happened to the little boy, but the old ladies still talk of the remaining clue in fear.
By a pair of abandoned sneakers, a new glowing scale has replaced the last, ready to find a new body.
Pretty spooky, huh? I guess I was a little inspired by those terrifying stories told around campfires on hot Summer nights. I think this is the first time I`ve ever written anything remotely scary, so I guess I`m a little proud of the combined challenge of using a new genre and trying to stay within the five sentence challenge! Hooray for challenges. :)