If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Poof- Flash fiction 2nd crusade challenge.

The second crusade challenge is under works:
The rules according to miss Rach:
 "Write a flash fiction story (in any format) in 100 words or less, excluding the title. Begin the story with the words, “The goldfish bowl teetered” These four words will be included in the word count.

If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional, and not part of the judging criteria), see if you can write the story in your own genre (eg if you’re a horror writer, write a horror story; a romance writer, a romance story, etc)."


My flash fiction story: -Poof-



The goldfish bowl teetered at the top of a maple tree. I am the fairy goldfish, how did a fairy like me end up a fish? Let’s just say fairy dust isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I was minding my sprinkle practice, its hard work you know, when a dragonfly zipped into my pouch. Dragonfly plus fairy dust equals mischief magic. As my hand pulled out a pinch of dust, sprinkles ran down my arm- poof fairy goldfish, my pouch fell to the toadstool, poof bowl on top a tree. Please help?

The bird turned and flew away.

46 comments:

Madeleine said...

Ooh dear poor fairy. I hope someone comes to rescue her. :O)

Jules said...

ROFL, what a Dr. Seuss sort of fairy spin. Great piece. This sounds like a chapter in the making :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Mason Canyon said...

Oh, love this. Now is the little fairy goldfish going to get turned back? :)

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Charity Bradford said...

LOL, that is great. And the bird wouldn't help?! What fun, thanks for sharing.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww poor fairy goldfish stuck on a tree!! Awwww!! What a great fun story - I love the ending!!

I really enjoyed this very much, thank you! Take care
x

Clarissa Draper said...

What I love about this challenge is that even with the first words the same, the stories are all so different.

Cherie Reich said...

Poor fairy! Fun, cute story, Summer!

J.L. Campbell said...

Yep, your fairy's in a real predicament!
Neat story.

E. Elle said...

Wow! That's great, Summer. I can't seem to get my head around flash fiction but you seem to have a good handle on it. A fairy goldfish? Fabulous!

Carol Riggs said...

Aw, the poor fairy! See, you were able to write a flash fic! And a new slant, with being stuck in the tree. :)

N. R. Williams said...

You never know what that fairy dust will do. Great little story.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Donna Hole said...

Lucky the poor fairy didn't get eaten by the bird :)

This was adorable.

.......dhole

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

lol that is cute

raisingmarshmallows said...

What an unhelpful bird.

Nikki

Margo Benson said...

'Poof' another wonder from you, Summer! Loved it!

Ben Langhinrchs said...

Fairy dust is dangerous stuff. I hope somebody rescues her.

Sierra Gardner said...

I think this is the first fantasy one I've read - great job!

Nas Dean said...

Lovely! And you incorporated the fairy too-great!

Tony Benson said...

Mischief magic! I love it. This is an original and very entertaining take on the theme. Nice one!

CherylAnne Ham said...

What a fun story. At least the bird didn't try to eat the fish. Great job with the challenge! :)

Carolyn V said...

Oh no! The poor goldfish! Great story Summer! =)

Liz Fichera said...

"minding my sprinkle practice..." LOVE that! I can picture it all in my mind. Lovely!

thingy said...

What a magical blog. : )

jenniferelliott14 said...

Love it! I can picture the whole scene! Fabulous!

Michael Di Gesu said...

I LOVED this, Summer.

What great voice for such a small piece of fiction.... WELL DONE!

Michael

LTM said...

shew! Well thank goodness for flighty birds! Good one, Summer~ :o) <3

Trisha said...

lmao, this was so cute :) Loved all the 'poof'ing going on :)

Cally Jackson said...

Oh dear, stay away from that fairy dust! Very sweet little story, Summer!

Deniz Bevan said...

Aww, poor dear. I hope another bird comes by to help!

annemhairisimpson said...

That's hilarious! I feel bad for the fairy, although she strikes me as a bit of a mischief-maker - maybe another fairy sent the dragonfly? I hope she gets out of the tree and back into fairy form soon :D

Lovely little world you've created there :D

Amanda Milner said...

Uh oh! Poor fairy! I hope the bird was flying off to get help. ☺

alberta ross said...

are faries mean to birds - is this a come back time? or is he off for help - maybe thinking 'I must lay of the hemp seeds'!!! and why blame the dragon fly - I'm sure mischeivous faries have something to do with it - and look out Maple tree a cross fairy might just blast you!!!!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Wonderful post, full of whimsy! The last lines cracked me up. Well done, Summer!

Happily Cheesy said...

Lol. Very nicely done.

Witless Exposition said...

:) I've always thought that birds lacked empathy.

Deborah Walker said...

Excellent. I'm glad you added your voice to it, Summer.

Alison Stevens said...

I love the voice in your entry!

kelworthfiles said...

Yes, I liked this very much, except of course, that it feels like there isn't quite an ending yet. Maybe you could write a flash sequel where the fish fairy is able to figure out a plan B?

Danette said...

Poor fairy goldfish! Stuck there where the birds won't lift a hand! Cute story!

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

LOL the poor poor fairy!!!

Jeanne said...

Poof! Great job. Great voice! Poof! Great story teller! Very cute and enjoyable.

Holly Vance said...

I love the playful tone.

Kari Marie said...

This was enchanting and unexpected! I loved it.

Alison Miller said...

This was so fun! I love the fairy as a fish idea! Great job!

Adina West said...

How on earth is she going to get out of this predicament? Loved the idea of 'mischief magic'. :-)

Adina West said...

What a predicament! Love the idea of 'mischief magic'. :-)

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