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