“I like the one with the conch shell on top,” Harriet said, pointing. She started to reach out to grab it when the docent smacked her hand. “Look but don’t touch,” she chastised.
“But I want to see if I can hear the ocean if I put it up to my ear,” Harriet responded.
The docent smiled. “That’s a popular myth. You can’t really hear the ocean in a shell. That rushing sound you hear is ambient noise resonating within the cavity of the shell.”
Disappointed, Harriet looked at the other items on display. “Boring!” she exclaimed and walked away.
Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.