Whispers – 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 © Dale Rogerson Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Dale’s permission.


Whispers

Glass is an integral part of many fairy tales and legends. Glass slippers, scrying mirrors, portals into other worlds—naturally I dismissed these as stories for children or the simple-minded.

Then she began whispering to me from inside the mirror. Her words were evil, and addictive. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat, and I couldn’t stop thinking about them.

“It will stop when you set me free,” she said.

I broke the mirror.

Last night twenty-one bloodless corpses were found in the woods.

Today I woke up with blood-stained hands.

I must get that mirror fixed. Maybe tape will help.

(100 words)


I pledge

 

I’m cheerful, I’m cheerful… I just can’t seem to come up with cheerful stories.

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72 thoughts on “Whispers – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. Chilling! I love what you did with the prompt! Broken mirrors have such creepy connotations, where suddenly your reflection is scattered in all directions: I can see why they inspire so many spooky stories.

    And I know what you mean, sometimes the most depressing or sinister or sad stories come of out me even though I’m feeling perfectly fine in real life. The story just wanted to come out that way!

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    1. You were commenting faster than I could adjust my header image, LOL. I’m not usually online during the week, but I got some spare GB to spend, so here I am…

      Thank you, I love that you find it chilling. And other than my protagonist, I do love fairy tales, especially the glass mountains and mirrors. I must be one of the simple-minded. 😉

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  2. Gah! Gory, scary take. Fascinating! And I know what you mean. People are always so surprised when I come up with something from the darker side. I guess that’s a good thing, though, really. I wouldn’t want people to think, “Well, yup, that’s just who she is. Dark and bloody!”

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    1. Thank you Linda. Yes, writers have to be able to twist to all sides, I think, it’s half the fun. As long as no one who reads the murder plots and horrible deeds we describe in first person takes them serisouly… :O

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