Our challenge this week at Terrible Minds was to write 100 word story using three of these five words: Enzyme, Ivy, Bishop, Blister, Lollipop. Enjoy.
A Love Story
Her hairpiece was adorned with ivy, her gown a billowing silver silk that must have been spun from the mane of a unicorn. Her glass slippers sparkled, though threatened to cause a blister. Her prince awaited her before the bishop, hands clasped before him.
His eyes darted up and down her as he beheld her beauty in awe, and he wondered how he had turned out to be so fortunate.
She glided towards him, all else lost in a fog, and saw only his gentle yet yearning demeanour. And she wondered then how it was that luck favoured her so.
© Lindsay Mawson, 2011
14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Challenge #25: The Numbers Game”
This is not dark and chilling but almost mystical. Not your usual scary urban tale type stuff. I liked it a lot. I'm a hopeless romantic really.
Thanks, BJ. I am a hopeless romantic, too, but you'd never know it. I just felt like a change today and what better to do it in than 100 words?
Beautiful imagery. I especially liked the unicorn mane and the blistering glass slipper.
Thank you, Sarah! I appreciate the compliment!
A lovely story! A happily ever after is a nice change with this topic mate
Thank you, Snellopy! I know, sometimes I just need to put a positive spin on things!
Thanks for stopping by!
Oh, this is lovely! I'd like a unicorn and a Prince too! *deep sigh*
I loved it. Nice upbeat in love, but I get a sense that there must be something lurking to wreck their good luck. Is this a tickler?
It gave me a 'Cinderella' vibe, which I enjoyed. Good one 🙂
@Talei – thank you for the compliment. I'd love a unicorn!
@Angie – I didn't intend to write in any foreshadowing or a 'tickler' but i can definitely see how one can read that. I'm always the first shouting at the TV when someone says "What could possibly go wrong?"
@Mark – Thank you for reading, and yes, I see the Cinderella thing – I'd just watched "Ever After" and that inspired this…. ha ha.
Lovely fairytale quality to this and it creates an interesting juxtaposition with the image – the words are beautiful but the image makes you wonder what lingers in the mist or if the bishop will suddenly sprout fangs 🙂
so poetic and sweet
so out of character!
nice job! i was surprised there wasnt a surprise =)
Beautiful imagery, and so not what I was expecting. I was surprised not to be surprised by a lurking monster or a demon-in-human-disguise as the groom. 🙂
Dee, Tara, Jo:
I'm glad you enjoyed my short little blurb. And no, I didn't have any surprises lurking! Imagine that!
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