SHORT FICTION

Thursday, 23 February 2017

THE OTHER SIDE OF WONDERLAND-FLASH FICTION

 
Happy day to everyone! Today's flash fiction is another wonderland tale. Hope you enjoy! If you would like you can donate some green tea money in the tip jar. Thank you and happy reading!  
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Other Side of Wonderland

Flash fiction

Follow that rabbit and he may take you to the other side of wonderland. If you end up there, they say there is a prince that lives there.

He likes to have parties in the woods and invite strange creatures who get to sit at this long table.

The table cloth that covers it is a bit ragged from all the parties that have happened. There might be some broken china here and there.  

Don’t touch any of it anyway. It’s not for you.

This prince might show up in the form of a rabbit or tall bird. You’ll know by the eyes that it is him. They are chestnut brown with a hint of green which is not unusual but one eye sports a heart shaped pupil.

Don’t stare.

Whatever is put in front of you, politely say thank you but don’t touch it. Shove it over to the guest on your right side. It will eat it and not say nothing.

If the prince asks how you are, just nod and say everything looks wonderful. If he smiles back at you, he will leave you alone.

But if he gets curious and wants to know more about you. Then you must prepare yourself and be careful what your answers are.

They are most important you see. Because if you answer one wrong, you will become a permanent guest at his parties. Look around you and see if you know anyone. Maybe someone who you remember went missing?

Don’t try to rescue them. They are so far gone, that they don’t even know who they are anymore. They are his toys now.

So, if you don’t want to end up as his new toy, follow these instructions.

Don’t make eye contact with him at all if you can and don’t give him reason to look your way.

If you take a mask off one of the guests and you can easily do this if one passes out on the table.

Then he will think you are just one of his other toys.

But if you can’t hide behind a mask, then keep your eye out for the rabbit that you followed in the first place.

Take something off the table to lure the rabbit away from the party table.

If he follows you, tell him he can have it if he takes you back home.

He might laugh at you but if it is something that he really wants like keys, yes he likes keys, he will take you back home.
Hint: Look inside some of the tea cups that are broken.

But you have to be quick as the longer you stay, the more difficult it is to leave.

Time is not on your side. The prince did away with time so you have no idea how long you have been there.

If even more guests show up suddenly, then you’ve been there way too long.

Pray that the rabbit likes you and is willing to take you back in exchange for keys.

Remember the damn keys.


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Thursday, 16 February 2017

WONDERLAND-FLASH FICTION

 
Hope everyone is well! Today is a whimsical story about one of my favorite places-Wonderland! Hope you enjoy. 
 
 
 
 
 

Wonderland

Flash fiction

The clover field is where you will find him. He might talk to you if you are patient.

Sometimes he is quite busy and you might hear him mumbling to himself about something.

You might hear red queen or someone who refers to as Alice but sometimes it sounds like Evie.

Whoever they are, they cause him grief apparently.

The one thing that you do not want to do is follow him. You might end up in a strange place and getting back? You don’t want to go there. They call it Wonderland but there is nothing wonderful about it.

You don’t want to meet Alice or Evie, whoever they are.

The red queen doesn’t sound like someone you want to bump into either.

Just watch him and nod if he looks over at you. But don’t go over to him if he beckons you over.

If you do, he might ask you questions.

These questions are more like riddles and he want you to figure them out for him for some strange reason. Don’t try to figure them out.

Turn around and go home instead.

But if you find yourself standing in front of him trying to answer his riddles, keep these answers in mind.

First one: The key opens the heart shaped box. Don’t try to unlock the chest.

Second one: The sparrow keeps all secrets hidden. Promise it down and it will give you one secret.

Third one: The one who is a bit mad makes hats and would like some green ribbon. The dressmaker is the only one who has it.

Remember these strange answers and in return he might give you a nickel. If he does, consider yourself paid in full.

You are free to go.

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Thursday, 9 February 2017

The Valentines Tree-flash fiction

Hello! Today is in honor of Valentines Day. Hope you enjoy!
I also have a new Dirty Paws cat short story up for sale! You can check it out here. It's called The Unusual Stay at Home Day. There are others there to check out as well. Happy reading!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Valentine Tree

Flash fiction

 
I had heard of this place but you couldn’t go there unless you had a love. I hadn’t had any love for a long time so I just had to sit back and hear the stories.

The description of this wondrous place sounded too good to be true, like it was out of some Alice In Wonderland story. Really?

As the special day crept closer, I decided not to be around my friends and planned a little trip away. I never even told them I was going away for a few days.

They wouldn’t miss me anyways.

A part of me was sad but also looking forward to getting away.

But of course the best laid plans don’t always go the way you would like.

First my car wouldn’t start. It worked fine the day before.

I wasn’t going to be defeated so I called a friend and he said sure.

My little secret of taking off was not a secret anymore. When he arrived he was full of questions as to where I was skipping out to.

I just shook my head and told him it was a business trip of sorts. By the grin on his face though, I don’t think he was buying my story.

We got in his car and on the seat is a bouquet of tiny pink roses and a heart shaped box filled with chocolates.

He saw me looking down at them but didn’t say anything. I didn’t ask either.

Just as we are about to turn off to the road to the airport, he keeps going. I looked over at him but he ignored me and kept driving. I could tell he had purpose.

Finally I asked. “You know you missed the turn off back there? I am supposed to arrive an hour early.”

He just grinned.

He drove to a small park and there was something about it that was different today. He finally looked over at me and said. “Come with me.”

I sighed and got out of the car. He waited for me and when I got close he held out his hand.

My heart skipped a beat and I shyly took his hand. This little tingle went up my arm.

“Where are you taking me?’

He looked down at me and winked. “Wait and see.”

We got to a small knoll overlooking the park. He faced me then and told me to close my eyes.

I did.

“Now,” he said. “Think about a tree with a heart shape top and red, white and pink flowers surrounding it.

I’m shaking my head. This sounded like some of the stories I heard about that place.

“Open your eyes.”

When I did, my eyes went wide. The whole meadow was covered in these small red, pink and white daisies. But what really stood out was this tree with a heart shape top.

“Wonderful isn’t it”?

“But I don’t have a love. How can this be?”

He sighed. “Yeah, you do have a love. You just don’t know it yet.”

My face flushed. “You?”

“Don’t look too shocked. It’s me if you are willing to be my valentine. If you say no, this will all disappear.”

I smiled. “Well, I guess we wouldn’t want that to happen, now would we?”

He smiled back. “No, we wouldn’t.”

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

THE MOON GODDESS-FLASH FICTION

 
Hello everyone! Today we have this lovely lady that I saw as a moon Goddess. Hope you enjoy!
 
 
 
 
The Moon Goddess

Flash fiction

She comes on a calm night when the sky is clear and the moon glows white.

It happens during the witching hour.

If you’re patient, she will dance for you but you have to be quiet.

Her wings are as ethereal as the moon itself.

No one ever see her arrive so they don’t even know where she comes from.

The moon is so low that some think she walks out of the moon onto the water.

Maybe she does.

Her magic enchants those who watch her and they say she will bless you with good fortune.

As she performs the water almost moves with her but always holds her up. The moon maybe hold her too.

Her wings of light flutter giving a white ripple reflection on the water making it sparkle in the moon’s light.

As the moon shifts, her performance ends and with a blink of an eye all you see is the moon’s reflection on the water.

Then all is quiet.


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