Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Image ©Jennifer Pendergast. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Jennifer’s permission.
The thing in the clearing looks completely out-of-place. It is made from wood and resembles a gigantic pocket watch.
The wood-troll beckons us closer and stretches one of his stubby arms upwards. With some effort he gets the watch hands to whirl. Then he dances.
I gawk at the spectacle but get nudged in the ribs by my companion who is humming a low tune. Does he want me to sing? No way! Instead I clap the rhythm and get an approving nod.
The thing now glows.
“Go,” the troll rasps. I close my eyes and step through the portal.
What is this thing? Other than a magical portal…