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 © Carla Bicomong. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Carla Bicomong’s permission.
A thousand lights float on the water: a new tradition for our wedding day.
King Alfred and his elven woman: Hail!
That day my people shine. Bright lights dance in the night; a last display of magic, a farewell. The union gives us hope and separates: magic to magic, mundane to mundane. The wars have ended, everyone lives. Love has nothing to do with it.
I have five children. The line goes on. The purpose of the union is fulfilled. Loathing has nothing to do with it.
A thousand candle-lights float on the water for his funeral day. I’m free.
I’m sorry I chose the name Alfred, my ignorance shows. I didn’t want to tie the story to existing history. Alas, it’s done.