Flash Fiction Challenge: August 23

August 23, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes magic. It can be a supernatural force, a moment or idea, or use it as a verb. Go where the prompt leads.
https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/24/august-23-flash-fiction-challenge/

The ranks were gathered, thousands staring at the wondrous sight.
Whispers of ‘where did it come from’ and ‘what was it’ filtered through the regimental columns, no-one making any effort to climb the mossy mound to investigate.
Their Leader came to the front and once he had their full attention, announced that it was indeed magic, a Gift from the Gods.
Their prayers had been answered and their diligence rewarded.
This crystal globe contained a never ending source of the water they so badly needed.
He thus called upon his ant armies to carry it and its precious cargo.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Flash Fiction Challenge: August 23

  1. Oh wow!
    Now that you mention it, I see the globe filled with water! πŸ™‚
    I had not seen it from that angle!! The power of words! πŸ˜€

  2. Charli Mills says:

    A magical prize it would be to workers so small and determined. Good observation!

  3. Pingback: Magic « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  4. Aah, nice use of the crystal globe πŸ™‚

  5. khalilullah1 says:

    You’ve found a very unique angle for your story. A good read indeed! πŸ™‚

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