It’s not often these days that I get to participate in Friday Fictioneers, but I love the photos Rochelle chooses, as well as reading what people come up with. And so, this fantasy drabble sprang forth. Hope you like it.
PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
Pearl placed the last of the enchantments. Each spike brimmed with unseen poison; every adamantine bar thrummed with mojo enough to keep terrors at bay.
“Are you really sure?” Jonah stayed partly buried behind the thick trunk of the hemlock. “Remember that time it barrelled nearly through the fence? I was petrified!”
“It’s safe. I promise.”
They moved back from the gate. Turning to survey her work, she nodded as the ground grumbled and the house miraged.
“Come. Our next appointment waits. For now, Ramsay manor is reality-shackled to satisfaction. It shan’t be making misery for a good, long time.”
If you’d like to participate in the current Friday Fictioneers flash fiction (microfiction/drabble) challenge, there’s still time. Read, write, comment, enjoy!