'By the Sheen of the Foam, I Beheld Two Skelingtons Sitting in Their Coffins'

Both images: Image taken from page 169 of ‘The Story Hunter or Tales of the weird and wild, etc’ via British Library
Both images: Image taken from page 169 of ‘The Story Hunter or Tales of the weird and wild, etc’ via British Library

Out on a walk by the beach at night, you look out into the sea and see... two skeletons surfing on their coffins.

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We haven’t done one in a while, but we’re bringing back the concept art writing prompt. We provide the image, you provide the writing. A few days late for Halloween are these two skeletons, found in the British Library’s flickr archives of public domain images. Here’s the full thing, complete with caption with a truly amazing spelling of “skeleton”:

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If everybody had a skeleton
Across the U. S. A.
Then everybody’d be surfin’
Like their skin’s decayed
You’d seem ‘em wearing their coffins
Their shin bones, too
A shiny, shiny bald skull plate
Surfin’ U. S. A.