August Flash Fiction: Day 21
We're now in week three! Can you believe the month is going by so quickly? And then it will be time to welcome autumn for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.
Today I'll get to see a partial eclipse in my neck of the woods, almost 70% coverage. I have my special glasses and am ready to see how the locals react, both human and animal alike!
While the today's image isn't eclipse-like, it's a very interesting orb, and will hopefully inspire some fun writing.
Each day a new post with a picture (with a CC0 license), word count limit, and occasional additional twist will be published at 7:00 am EDT. You will then have until the next day's post to write your story.
You can then either keep it to yourself (a perfectly valid way to participate!) or you can share your story itself in the comments, or share a link in the comments where we can read your story (blog, Instagram etc.)
My daily story will be added to the post under the picture within the same deadline.
Aug. 21 Word Limit: 300
Aug. 21 photo prompt:
It was agony to see and yet know so little. What was happening there amongst the sweet grasses and peaceful trees?
“You may no longer be able to stay in this realm, but I give you a gift,” the queen said, pressing a small sphere of glass into my hands.
Every day the same green sights, the occasional flicker of a creature or a face, those native to the world, those still cradled by its love.
I longed to go back for my own selfish reasons.
Until the day I saw my queen’s glass-distorted face screaming my name in silence, begging for help.