Flash Fiction: Fairy Ring

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Other stories featuring the prompt can be found here.

 

In all the places to put in a fairy ring… No wonder so many children cross to the other side – the realm of fantasy and dreams. Drawn by the beacon of light. A soft cosmic hum usually ignored by adults. A play set acted as bait. Dreams turned into nightmares. In the shadows hunters wait, salivating, spit hitting the snow.

For every creature of the dark, a creature of light counteracted. A cosmic balance. Time to destroy the portal. Let the shadows feast elsewhere.

Smash… The lamp blew. Without light, there is no shadow. The link between worlds severed.

41 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: Fairy Ring

  1. pennygadd51 says:

    I like the way you pick up the warmth of the lamp in the prompt, and invert it by making it a lethal trap. You’re right – it seems to contain the germ of something that wants to grow into a more substantial story.

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