Yes, you read that right. After popular demand, I’ve written some flash fiction and would love to share it with you.
This story came about based on a writing prompt provided by a friend in a small writing group I belong to. We each had to pretend we only had 15 minutes to live, set a timer for 15 minutes and write the story that had to be written. The inspiration for the story was to be the following quote:
We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
When I started writing, I had no idea what my story would be about. I just relaxed and let the words flow through me; writing the story that had to be written.
I was very pleased with the final result. A quick spit polish later, it was ready for human consumption. My friend Tonia Marie Harris asked if she could share it on her blog, and I happily agreed. So please, click on over there, have a read of Sparkle Wish, and leave me a comment letting me know what you think of my first foray into Flash Fiction in almost a year.
Here’s a little teaser for you.
Once upon a time, in a forest far, far away, there lived a fairy named Sparkle.
Sparkle was tall and willowy, with shiny hair and sharp eyes, and cute little nubs of wings peeking over her shoulders — a remnant of bygone days when fairies could fly. She lived in a cozy little treehouse, and dined on forest fruit and dewdrop wine. She had everything a fairy could want.
Except one thing.
What Sparkle did not have, was courage. …read more…