This is another rendition of Friday Fictioneers. I was going to take a pass this week since I will be at DFW Con but, when I saw the picture I already had the little number jumping out at me. I had to put it on my blog for my number one fan (you know who you are – Team Dohlan girl). Thank you, Kent Bonham, for the fabulous photo prompt.
This post is going up early as I am leaving in the morning and I’m running behind on everything else (comment response) because I’m busy getting my household prepared to maintain without me for the next several days. I apologize if I haven’t gotten to your comment on a previous post yet.
The point of Friday Fictioneers is to write a story in 100 words based on the photo prompt provided. Our amazing leader is Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and she’ll be more than happy to let you play, too – if you beg and plead. Just kidding. It’s open to anyone. 🙂 Fictioneers, don’t feel obligated to comment this week as I will be at the conference Thursday through Monday and unable to reciprocate.
“Will you stay with me?” he whispers.
His sun bleached hair whips down in front of his clear blue eyes and I want to push the stray aside. I start to reach and he grabs my hand spinning me around as if we’re dancing. As I spin, his palace instantly stitches itself back together from the pile of rubble around us. Our special magical moment. I feel like a princess in a fairytale. The things dreams are made of.
He pulls me in tight, bringing his lips to mine. I’m intoxicated by his touch. Everything but Dohlan fades from existence.
Today’s photo prompt reminded me of a scene in the first book of my Bringer Chronicles. As a result, you just read a small piece inspired by my characters and their storyline.
You can thank Ted Strutz for getting me hooked onto Friday flash fictions. He’s a fun, sociable guy. You should visit him if you haven’t already.
Just for fun, here is a picture of Dohlan’s castle in ruin before it stitched itself back together.
To read more flash fiction inspired by the first photo above click on the frog.
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38 thoughts on “Magical Moment: Friday Fictioneers”
Love your Friday Fiction on Wednesday! And that photo… Wow, no wonder you couldn’t resist.
Safe travels and have a blast at the conference!
Aw, thank you, Kassandra. Isn’t it a great picture? I hope to see it in person some day.
Hi Debra, thanks for posting on your old site. I thought I’d followed your new site, but I guess I didn’t… I’ll try again today.
Love the magical element of your story. And that castle takes me back to my time exploring the north coast of Wales…
Thanks for trying to make the change, Sally. I know it isn’t easy. I promise not to move again.
Magic is fun, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I bet you had a wonderful time on your trip. I hope to return to Wales again some day soon. I feel I am way overdue. 😀
A nice moment in time, beautifully captured.
Thank you, Sandra.
This sounds like such a magical moment, but with FF, I’m constantly wondering when the ax is going to fall, when the prince turns into a monster, when it all changes. I’ll just enjoy this as a special moment and not worry about it. Have fun at the conference.
Isn’t it horrible that we are always dropping the ax in our flash fiction? I stopped myself from creating a horrible ending last week. This one is what it is… for now. There may be an ax in the future. 😉 Thanks, Janet.
Very poetic, dream like.. Beautiful !
Good work Debra.
glad you took time out for this.
Thank you, Parul. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 Dream like is exactly one of the qualities it was meant to have.
I really liked “As I spin, his palace instantly stitches itself back together from the pile of rubble around us” really well done! 😀
So glad you liked that line, Linda. Thanks!
Enjoy DFW Con. Great story! Glad you decided to stop and write it.
DFW Con was great. Thanks, Scott. I have yet to get home. This is the first time I’ve been on since I posted and took off for Texas. I’ll pop over to your blog soon.
A beautiful moment – fantasy and love, the perfect combination, thank you!
Love is always better with a little fantasy. Wouldn’t you agree? 😉 Thanks, Penny.
I was at that house in Barcelona last summer. Have a great time this weekend.
You really do think ‘fairytale’ around Gaudi’s work.
Seeing that house in person had to be amazing. I wish you could have been out here with us for the conference, Emma, instead of a continent away. Maybe we’ll be on the same land mass some day. Thank you for continuing to be such a good friend.
Those little patios reminded me of masquerade masks. Really enjoyed the little story that accompanied it. Have a safe trip!
Those little patios are the greatest! I really think we must visit them. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. I made it here safe and survived the conference. Now to make it home in one piece. 😉
Excellent story! I can see the authorship in your writing.
(Don’t we all have dead people forcing us to write? Why else?)
Wow, thanks so much, Christopher.
I don’t think everyone will admit to inga dead person whispering inspiration in their ear. They are ever so grateful for the muse, regardless. ;D
It is a sweet story:)
Thank you, Nightlake.
Wow, it sounds like a truly magical moment. How long will it last, for a lifetime?
They may want to hold on to that moment for what it’s worth. Savor every precious second, for you never know. It could last twenty years or twenty minutes, that’s the sad truth of reality. Oh, but wait! This is fantasy. Hmmm… 😉
Great romance… but I expect a murder or deceit…maybe suicide… Hmmm maybe I’m damaged goods.
Actually, if we were to keep reading you may have gotten exactly that. I stopped myself for that horrible ending last week. I realized I was always writing a sad or wicked ending for my story. As a result, I challenged myself to post a few with a positive spin. I can’t promise you’ll be so lucky next time. Thanks for stopping by, Bjorn. I always love seeing you.
I liked it and never considered and never considered something bad would soon happen. Either I’m just trusting and naïve, or I just want to enjoy the moment of bliss.
Good for you. We should all enjoy the moment of bliss. To worry and waste the moment is sad. Thanks, Russell.
Magical. Innocent. Hope the glass slippers fit.
It fits, for now. May it not shatter. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by, Patrick.
Hope you’re enjoying your time away as much as I enjoyed your story. As Freud said, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” And in this case a well written romance is just a romance. At least that’s how I choose to see it. 😉
Indeed, Rochelle. Sometimes things are just as they appear. Thank you for all your kind words regarding my story. I have had a great time at the conference. I look forward to returning home to my family soon. Thank you for stopping by.
A magical, spellbinding flash!
I liked your piece, and the photo of the castle. I loved this photo and just do not have the time to write anything, as I have been so busy with work. Thank you for the nice comment, Debra.
I hope that busy work schedule is a good thing. More money flowing in the door??? More gifts for your grandkids? 😉 Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I know you’re a busy guy. I hope you found time to sit yourself down in the movie theater this weekend? I’ll be checking FB for a movie poster picture post from you. Thanks for kind words. 🙂