The Answer (99 words)
The note was carefully written, the bottle was firmly corked, and Andrea looked out over the blue water. The water was still and so clear that she felt she could see the bottom.
Whispering a prayer, she let the bottle go.
It sank, the little weight at its base carrying it straight to the sea floor.
Andrea was turning to go when she heard a soft ripple. She saw no one, but reached out and took the small box in her hand. It, too, was carefully sealed.
She opened it and couldn’t help smiling when she saw her answer.
Written in response to Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Check it out!