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!
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?”
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.”
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.