Magical – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

The Friday Fictioneers is a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The task of the challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Reciprocation is the life of this challenge!

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Magical

Lily’s eyes grow huge as she stares at the roundabout.

“Is this fairyland, Mum?”

“It sure looks magical, doesn’t it?” Mum smiles. “Do you want to go on a ride?”

Lily nods.

Moments later she sits on a snazzy wooden horse and waves. She is mesmerized by the colours, the light, the music, the atmosphere. And then – boom — it’s all gone. The colours are flat, the horse’s paint peels and the music sounds tinny.

Lily’s shocked gaze fixes on a tiny figure that suddenly appears on her horse’s head. A faerie?

“We’re leaving,” the faerie chirps. “No more magic.”

(100 words)


I hope this can stand alone. It is, in a sense, a sequel to my offering for last week’s CCC, here: Heart of Stones.

60 thoughts on “Magical – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. Aargh, those faeries! They always mess the magic up with REAL magic. I choose to believe a mother’s magic (love) saves the girl at the end of the day! Good one, Gabi.
    pax,
    dora

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  2. I love clever stories, and the way this story subverts the idiom of fairy stories is very clever. Like Mason, you’ve made the heart of your story the lack of something, in your case the loss of magic. Super! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Penny. I love your interpretation, it’s pretty much what I meant. This story taught me how many different interpretations can be read into it. I need to remember that ‘every word counts.’

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    1. That depends entirely on your interpretation. 🙂 This is one of these stories where I thought everyone would know what I mean and am amazed at the many different ways to read this. 😀

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