Royal Audience – 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.


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Royal Audience

“What were you thinking, Abigail? What will Mab say?”

“She doesn’t need to know.”

“Too late.” An angry voice made two embarrassed witches sink to their knees.

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Lady Wisdom – 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.


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Lady Wisdom

She’s under full sail and running fast before a steady wind. Her prow is shaped like a bird–an owl–its mighty wings spread wide. My ability to wisecrack has left me, my mouth hangs open and my eyes hurt from staring.

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House of Darkness – 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.

I have to apologize for my very, very late reviews for last week’s stories, the ones I got around to do anyway. I just had recovered from an evil cough and got my energy back when, bang, another cold hit me last Friday. Sore throat, running nose, blocked brain and another cough… that’s been my week. It’s still not over but I hope it will be soon. I really don’t want to have the third bug that floats around, which translates into the pestilence of the gut… And so, always optimistic, I contribute this week although maybe I shouldn’t. I’m hopeful that this week I can keep up with reviews… (waves fist at viruses and bacteria).


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House of Darkness

This is my house. The place that made me what I am, where I belong.
Isn’t it lovely? So full of traditions, so prestigious.

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The Thing – 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.


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The Thing

The thing in the clearing looks completely out-of-place. It is made from wood and resembles a gigantic pocket watch.

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Not In Kansas Any More – 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.


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Not In Kansas Any More

I’ll never get used to teleportation. There’s pain, and you never know where you’ll end up. Well, at least I don’t, I’m just a passenger. Continue reading “Not In Kansas Any More – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction”

Together We Stand – 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.


Together We Stand

C.E. Ayr
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Looking at these old railway tracks, I remember our history.

Tracks like these brought the trains we thought were filled with allies. Instead they held weapons. Weapons so vile, so powerful, they nearly destroyed us all.

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The Keys To The Kingdom – 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.


The Keys To The Kingdom

C.E. Ayr
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When I’m gone, Trevor will inherit the realm. I teach him what I know but I’m worried. He is watching that door again.

“Nana, it’s been locked for seventy years. Let’s open it already.”

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Echoes – 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.


Echoes

Claire Fuller
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“I wouldn’t go in there if I was you, General,” the old man says.

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A Waking Dream – 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.

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A Waking Dream

Milla stared at the contents of the storage compartment. This was her inheritance, all that was left of her parents’ fortune after Dad’s dodgy partner had embezzled all the money: a desk, a tiffany-style table lamp, some chairs. The lamp was lovely; she decided to keep it and sell the rest.

Her fingers traced the delicate pattern on the shade, rubbing at a dull spot. She jumped when suddenly a cloud of smoke emerged and changed into a tall man.

“Am I dreaming this? Who are you?”

“Your servant. Your wishes are my command.”

A Genie! Milla’s eyes lit up.

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Pied Piper – 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.

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Pied Piper

When the feared ‘Big One’ finally hit Southern California, a huge chasm north of LA was discovered.

Geologists were the first to notice: the chasm glowed at night.

“Maybe it’s bioluminescence,” they wondered.

More scientists came, reporters, and tourists. They gathered and stared at the lights, waiting.

A week later, millions of glowing worms emerged. The crowd stood transfixed. The creatures swayed, and the people followed them around like rats following the Pied Piper. One by one the people stepped into the chasm.

“Enough food for the next 1000 years,” the worms sang. The lights went out. The chasm closed.

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