Odd One Out – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Happy New Year, Friday Fictioneers Friends!

Long time no see, right? I’ve been busy and lazy but one of my new year resolutions is to do better with the FF challenge. I had a hard time coming up with something, but here we go.

The rules: 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 © Russell Gayer Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Russell’s permission.


Odd One Out

I come from a long line of powerful mages. Nana is a legendary maga; my older sisters are on The Council. But I’m a freak.

When I sing a spell, there’s a powerful surge inside me–then it fizzles out. It’s almost as if my magic is imprisoned; walled-in. I despair but Nana says there is a remedy: I have to survive on Dragonridge, by myself, for a week.

I’m not afraid. There is a rumble. I know that noise. What were the words for the flame repelling spell again? Custodireignis? Wrong… It’s getting closer… This has to work… Contegoignis…

(100 words)


I pledge

I don’t know Latin, I’m not sure if these are the right words.

Oh, and YAY to A STONE FOR THE JOURNEY being available as Kindle book now, too. A belated Christmas present. Bought it. Love it already.

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44 thoughts on “Odd One Out – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. Uh-oh, looks like you aren’t the only one not sure of their Latin – but the narrator’s need is much more pressing! Fun story, and I like the “Dragonridge” angle. I keep trying to figure out what it would be called in Eneana, but then, I can’t even tell what I’m looking at. Are those mountains, but far away? Hmm…

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  2. She sounds just like me trying to come up with stories – powerful surges which just fizzle out. Maybe a week on Dragonridge would be good for overcoming writer’s block. I loved where you took the prompt.

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