Reflections – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

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 © Nathan Sowers grandson of our own Dawn M. Miller. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Nathan or Dawn’s permission.


You are the mirror image of my soul.

My smile begets your frown, my joy provokes your anger: perfect symmetry.

You paint a future for the two of us in vivid colours but all I see are shadows hidden deep within you.

My cold words of rejection quench your burning heart.

You say I ripped your soul out and you cry.

You say you’ll cut my heart out and you laugh.

Your knife is razor-sharp. I scream from pain.

Your stare is icy as my blood runs hot. You scream in ecstasy.

Your soul is black. I see a light…

(100 words)

I pledge




54 thoughts on “Reflections – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you find it strangely beautiful since I try to make an effort to ‘write gorgeous’ — a task Ursula LeGuin gave to writers. I have a tendency to focus on plot points and forget to pay attention to the language.

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  1. Phew! You showed us exactly what we mean when we comment “This isn’t going to end well…” A relationship in which both partners conspire to explore the worst in each other, and which ends in bloody and horrific murder. Well written, Gabi.

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      1. It is poetry… what would be called “free-form” or “stream of consciousness”. The picture is awesome, just my brain is exhausted. I haven’t had much sleep this week… baby furry feedings every 2-3 hours round the clock. Last night, he actually slept an extra hour! WooHoo! It’s all good, though. 🙂 ❤


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