An Elemental Mirror

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Water is a mirror

Reflecting back at us

Past, present and future

What has been

What is

And what might be

A surface for scrying

Revealing the hidden

Secrets of the depths

Offering glimpses

Of arcane wisdom

Transcending visions

Reminding us

That we

And all that is

Will always be more

Than we can ever know

Ever appreciate

Ever understand

For the magic that

Binds all together

Is a complex web

In which the mysteries

Are concealed

But those who dare to look

On the reflective surface

Of an elemental mirror

May just start to see


This was written for Day 16 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

A Past Mistake, A Future Forsaken

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Three weeks had passed since I cast that accursed spell.  Why did I not heed the warnings?

Because you think you know best, Talimar, the Great Sorcerer!  Pah!

All I wanted was secret knowledge but apparently I didn’t know how to use the knowledge I already possessed.

Like the warnings…


This was written for Day 15 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

Fortune in Motion

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The Wheel is ever turning.  Good luck today, bad tomorrow.


This was written for Day 14 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

Incomplete

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There’s something missing

An empty space

Where no pieces fit

A gaping hole

That waits and waits

For that one thing

That will stop it feeling

Incomplete


This was written for Day 13 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

The Last Light

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The light flickers overhead

A flash of blue and white

Tearing the sky in two

I watch it hit a tree

Miles away

Watch as the tree

Catches fire and burns

A smile spreading on my face

I laugh and shout and sing

Once I would have been sad

To see such a thing

But since the lights went out

When the electricity grid shut down

I’ve changed

We have all changed

So now I watch the burning tree

Glad to see a light out there

In the darkness

At the end of the world


This was written for Day 12 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

Lost Soul

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She wandered alone through the forest, just another Lost Soul, searching out her place in the world.  How long she had been walking these woodland paths, she could no longer tell.  One day seemed much like the next, until finally, they all started to blur into one.  Today was both yesterday and tomorrow.

“Have I always been roaming?” she wondered.  “Was there a time before, when I made the decision to enter the Timeless Woods and seek out my destiny?”

But her memory was not what it once was, and the past was hidden from her.  Just like the future.


This was written for Day 11 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges – Days 1-10: The Links

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges

There have been some amazing responses to the first ten days of mini writing challenges.  Here are the links to the stories that have been posted so far.  If I have missed any off, get in touch and I will add it to the list.

Also, don’t worry if you are late to the challenge, I will still add your link to this post once you have written your response as long as you have published it during September.  That means there is still plenty of time to join in!

Day 1 – Write a story in 25 words or less about a place you would like to visit but have never been.

Day 2 – Write a story in 50 words set in the past that plays on words.

Day 3 – Write a poem in less than 10 lines about “autumn”.

Day 4 – The prompt is “phonecall”.  The format and length is your choice.

Day 5 – Write a 50 word story inspired by a fairy tale.

Day 6 – Write a poem inspired by the sea.  Any length.

Day 7 – Write a 25 word story about a method of divination.

Day 8 – Write a story in less than 100 words (a drabble) using the opening line: “I don’t believe you.”

Day 9 – Write a haiku inspired by the theme “night”.

Day 10 – Write a story in less than 30 words that includes the words: disaster, potential and misgivings.

Possession

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I had many misgivings about the looming exorcism.  The potential for disaster was great.

But she’d called dibs on the spirit.

She’d no experience, but the ghost was her mother.


This was written for Day 10 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

Monsters and Manners

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‘I don’t believe you!’ Pete Lovelock, the demon detective growled.

‘But it asked so nicely.  It said “please”.’

‘Let me get this straight.  You rang me, terrified about a monster in your basement and then decide to let it out…because it said please?’

‘What else was I supposed to do?’

‘How about ignore it!’

‘I couldn’t have.  That would have been the height of rudeness.’

‘Look, lady.  It’s a monster.  It can deal with a little bit of impoliteness.  Now it’s out there, on the loose, causing who knows how much trouble.’

‘Well, it’s not my problem now.  It’s yours.’


This was written for Day 8 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.