Hello! Thanks for stopping by for a little story snack. This has been quite a week for me. I was beyond excited for the SpaceX launch that almost happened Wed. It was wonderful to have something to look forward to for a change. I’ve had it with social distancing and people being afraid of contact. So has my guide dog. We’ve had a ton of rain here, and the lake nearby is flooding the area. I’m on high ground, fortunately. So here’s a little break.
Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog challenge based on a photo writing prompt. Thanks to the amazing and talented Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting it. The object of the game is simple. Let the photo prompt inspire you however it will and write a story of exactly 100 words. No prizes, but the glory of fitting a whole tale using an economy of words. Feel free to play.
The Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt
PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart
What I see (Description for my blind/visually impaired readers): I’m mostly blind, so it’s anybody’s guess about what I see in a photo. This one is some luxury hotel with a big flower-shaped thingy in the foreground. It might be a fountain. On either side are buildings with curtained patio doors. Beyond the fountain is a brightly lit, Disney-esque glam building with a spire. A cloudless night sky caps the scene.
When I saw the photo, the flower immediately made me think of a fantasy story I wrote about Allies, animal spirits that guide Native Americans. I imagined what it would be like for a “teenage” Ally to meet the person they would guide for the first time. I’ve written two stories like this, one published and one not yet.
I wrote “Trouble’s Turn” and published it for free on Smashwords. Get your free copy of “Trouble’s Turn” in your favorite e-reader format here.
I imagined that Hummingbirds go to s special flower in order to commune with and help their humans. Enjoy this story, and be sure to like, comment and share!
Word count: 100
The Story: Meeting Her One at the Flower Between the Worlds
“Grandmother, I feel a pull.”
Grandmother flew in a joyous circle. “There is no better day in a young Hummingbird’s life than when she meets her One.”
“I know. Let’s go!”
They rushed to the Flower between the Worlds where the Hummingbird Allies connect with the human they guide.
“So many of them,” Flit exclaimed.
“Tune in. Who is yours?”
Hundreds of human children played, studied, talked, and slept. One sat under a tree, painting.
“She is mine.”
“How do you know?”
“I feel her dreams of touching many lives.”
“Her medicine is strong.”
The girl looked right at Flit.
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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.
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