Every Friday authors from around the world gather around the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, all inspired by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are also welcome. This week’s photo has been provided by John Nixon. Thanks John.
I’m calling this story Black Moon, but I might equally have given it the same name as my previous FF flash fiction story: It’s Not What You’re Looking At. If I’m fixated, maybe it’s because I’m seeing – being shown – that every action we take is perception-driven? And the consequences of this.
I welcome comments. They are how I improve my writing.
“What are we to divine from this vision, Gelderick.”
“Whatever Black Moon wishes us to divine. Look – She is reflected in the standing up water!”
“I see no Black Moon.”
“You look, Barbara, but never see! The old man – Wizard.”
“How do you divine that?”
“Can Ordinaries make water stand up, then penetrate its surface without spill?
“… those floating words – second hand – where is the first?”
“The wizard stirs, trapped beings quake!”
“ See you not the pale witch?”
“She quakes not. Black Moon shows us – to conquer this planet, we must kill its pale witches.”
- Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: It’s Not What You’re Looking At (annisik51.wordpress.com)
- Friday Fictioneer: Words From the Past (jimkane.wordpress.com)