Sharise and her sister Sasha looked out to the vast ocean. “Where are you taking us?” Sharise inquired the man rowing the boat.
“Do not question him.” Her mother snapped. Sharise shrank. They have been sitting in this shallow rowboat for the past hour and as far as anyone could tell, they were venturing further from land.
“Mother, can’t you see land is no longer in our sights?” Sasha pleaded as her mother shot her an icy glare.
Their mother stared straight ahead, her hands folded at her lap as they journeyed. “This is far enough,” she muttered
At her words, the man stopped rowing. Willingly, he let the oar slipped between his hands into the water. “What are you doing?” Sharise asked. The man said nothing as he stood and fell into the water. “Mother, what’s going on?”
“Punishment, for your defiance. This shall teach you girls to do as you’re told. Now it is your responsibilities to make your way back.” She grinned and with one wave of her hand, she vanished into thin air.