Friday, January 20, 2012

Flash Fiction Friday (33)

Dottie over at Tink's Place have come up with the idea for a Monday Morning Flash Fiction challenge. Each Monday a new picture prompt will be posted and if you choose to participate you post your story on Friday - 350 words, give or take.

I have to thank Blodeuedd at Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell for introducing me to this fun meme. I don't know if I'll be able to keep up with every week, but I'll give it a try from time to time.

The Image This Week:
By:  Melissa

Ceran sat on the fallen tree watching the fog roll across the dark lake.  The women of the village no longer came into the woods, and he had no one with.  The women of his kind have all died out, or left to a find a healer to help them.

The women from the village use to come see him, all the time.  His young beautiful face, with a natural pout brought the woman close, wanting to comfort him.  Once he touched them, they became entranced by his smooth, liquidy skin.  They loved to rub against it and feel the jolt of excitement that followed.  

The men of the village caught on after several of them lost their wives to the woods, and the few who did return no longer accepted their husbands in their bed.

Now, Ceran was left alone.  Two white doves fluttered to a branch beside him.  White feathers jumped to his attention against the gloom background the forest had become.  With his kind gone, and the lack of excitement and fun, the flowers didn't bloom any longer, and the trees were dying.  The magic was leaving the world.

A dove cooed, bringing Ceran's eyes into focus on it.  It told him it had a message for him, and turned into a female with shimmering wings full of health.  Ceran's mouth dropped to speak, but nothing came out as his mind froze from shock and happiness.

"Yes Ceran.  We have found the one to help us."  Her voice reminded him of the growing of roses; tempting, beautiful, yet wild.  "Will you come be with us?"

Ceran jumped from the broken tree he sat on, landing within inches of the beauty before him.  His fingers found their way to her face, feeling the familiar smoothness he’s been craving to feel on another, then gliding down her neck to her shoulder.  His eyes traced with his fingers the glimmering skin he desired, then returning to her sparkling brown eyes.  There was fun and hope in that sparkle.  He remembered Blossom, she was always one of his favorites to spend time with.  Ceran leaned in grazing his lips across hers before claiming them for his own.  His arms found their way around her waist, tickling her wings.

Blossom giggled, sounding like the ripple of fresh water, "I take that as yes."

A flutter of wings, Ceran and Blossom left the perishing forest behind them.


  1. Poor man, no one to play with any more ;)
    But yay for the females returning

  2. Great story! I liked the slightly ominous cast about how the women of the village no longer came around, so he had no one with. Well done!

  3. A HEA? YEA!

    Loved that pic and your story. Those poor village men! LOL I wonder if his happiness will continue?

  4. Oh, I love this! Such a cool idea, I wished I was a better writer. You're definitely awesome! I love your story.

  5. Lovely story! Although, so remember the absolute importance of crediting artists for their work - the way you put 'The Image This Week' - followed by the image - then "by Melissa" makes it look like it's your painting, and you've not mentioned the artist!

    The picture, Eyreequel, is by the phenomenally talented Linda Bergkvist, and more of her artwork can be found here:

  6. Great story. Always fun to read these stories on your blog. :)

  7. Anachronist - Thank you! :) Glad you enjoyed it.

    Blodeuedd - lol. I don't know where that came from. Really. lol.

    Carol - I figured I might as well try for a Happy ending for once. I don't do that very often it seems. :)

    Alexia - lol. Thank you! So glad you liked the story. :)

    Melissa (Books&Things) - lol. I thought of you when I ended this one. An HEA, kind of, for you. ;D

    Rebecca - Awww, thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. Oh, I'm sure you would do a wonderful job writing a Flash. :) You would be surprised. :) Thank you!

    Kalipha Linden - Thank you for the link to the artists site. We didn't know who the artist was for this work.

    Nina - Aww, thank you! I'm glad to hear the stories are enjoyed. I always wonder, and have thought about not posting them as I just didn't know if anyone liked reading them. :) Thank you very much!

  8. I'm glad it has a happy ending. :D

  9. Raine - Oh, there are a few around here who like the HEA's. So we have to give them once in a while. ;D Thank you.


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