Selkie – Friday Fictioneers

It’s that time again, and here is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers. If you’d like to take part please see Rochelle’s page and she’ll show you what to do 🙂

Thanks for today’s photo prompt from Douglas M. MacIlroy I love this picture!

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Selkie

The animal rose upward. Pointed teeth glistened in the late afternoon sun.

Tilly gasped and reached out.

‘Careful,’ said the old woman. ‘If you touch one, you’ll never be the same.’

Tilly frowned. ‘It’s only a statue.’

The woman smiled. ‘Legend says they’re the guardians of the water.’ She pointed to Loch Lomond, shining sapphire in the distance. ‘They swim during the night, returning to human form during the day.’

‘It’s just a story,’ said Tilly. She touched its metal head.  

The woman got back to her feet and patted Tilly on the shoulder.

‘Yes it is,’ she said.

100 Words

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Friday Fictioneers – Liberty

Howdy!

Apologies for the long absence. I’ve been battling through various family illnesses, bedroom clear-outs and general inertia (wipes drool from face).

But I’m back and hopefully will be for some time. (Although cannot rule out potential alien abduction, but don’t worry I have my tin foil hat on).

So here is my latest contribution to Friday Fictioneers photo prompt, provided by the lovely Rochelle (please see page here if you want to have a go). I hope you like it 🙂

Thank you to Santoshwriter for the pic.

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LIBERTY

The plant was so innocent looking with its slender green leaves and deep purple flowers. Who could’ve guessed it was so potent, so deadly?

Sinnai’s pale hands, stained from the juice, lifted the bowl up to her lips.

She drank.

Sweet liquid flowed down her throat and she shivered. Soon they would know. Soon they’d be sorry. But by then it would be too late.

Pain ripped through her body. She fell to the ground, the scent of damp moss and violets fading.

When she woke, a pair of tiny wings lay on the earth behind her.

She was free.

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