Party Time – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

I pledgeEvery Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. There’ve been reruns of old prompts for a few weeks now, which is a nice break for the ‘founder-fictioneers’ because they can re-post their old stories. Newcomers like me get an interesting glimpse into the Friday Fictioneers’ past. The reason for the reruns is Rochelle’s third book, As One Must, One Can, which has a deadline in July.

The task 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.

Party Time

“Who threw the trolleys into the lake?”

“The elves did.”

“Elves? You’re having me on.”

“The trolleys’ mirror images are portals. But that’s a secret.”

“Portals? To where?”

“To Elfland, where else?”

“Elfland, huh? Portals… You’re a bloody liar and an idiot, Jimmy.”

Ruby stuck her nose up in the air and stormed away. Jimmy shrugged, took off his boots and stepped into the water. When he reached the nearest trolley, he disappeared.

“Jimmy! How nice to see you again.” Puck smiled. “Come on, Titania is throwing a party.”

“Who needs Ruby?” Jimmy thought, a happy grin splitting his face.

(100 words) Look Ma, no politics… 😉


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Featured image © Janet Webb. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneer Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Janet Webb’s permission.

64 thoughts on “Party Time – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. I got so worked up these past weeks, most of my free time spent finding out details about yet another catastrophe… I needed (and promised) to write something fairy-tale-ish this week. Thank you.

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  1. Fun story! Sometimes a secret is so unbelievable that the best way to keep people from discovering it is to tell them straight out – because now they’ll never accept that you weren’t joking! Clever Jimmy. Poor Ruby.

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    1. Yes, exactly. Best way of deception, keep very close to the truth and don’t make it complicated 🙂 I’m glad you had fun, thank you. 🙂

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    1. There’s been going on so much, worldwide, I was staring at the news like a frightened rabbit. This week, let’s party. 🙂 Thank you, Mr. Binks.

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    1. Me too. About time science picked them up and made them available for travelling. Who needs beaming technology when you can step through a portal? 🙂 Thank you.

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  2. Hahaha! Fooled HER!

    But, what’s with everybody’s mention of politics? I never read anything political in what you wrote for FF.

    Oh well … 🙂

    Five out of five Dance of the Blessed Spirits.

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    1. Yay! It’s been a while since I got five somethings out of something from you. Thank you. Politics? Moi? I don’t even know how to spell it… Glad you liked the story.

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  3. Cute story. I like the idea of the reflections being portals to fairyland. The dialogue’s very good too. Congratulations on avoiding politics . Sometimes it does all become too much and you just need to hide away for a time – where better than in fantasyland?

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you like it. I can get very worked up about politics…and FF really isn’t the place for that, so I try to step back a bit.

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  4. My first try at a comment didn’t post, I think (or you’ll end up with 2 similar comments). This was so creative! I love the idea of stepping through a reflection into another world. Kind of like “Through the Looking Glass,” but your own spin.

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    1. Only one comment. 🙂 I’m very glad you liked it. I like the idea of portals, there are so many possibilities.

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  5. Cute story, Gah. I agree it’s refreshing to read a nonpolitical story. That said, it’s often difficult these days to tell the fanciful from the political. The two areas seem to be merging. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Politics is part of life, to blend it out completely won’t be possible (or desirable). But toning it down a bit, that should always work. I’m glad you liked it.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 I think what we do here, staring things into images, is a bit like people of old seeing ghosts and monsters. You see a shape or a shadow, a breeze moves a branch, and the mind does the rest. 😀

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