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Lady of the woods (Friday Fictioneers)

May 3, 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Karen Rawson

As darkness fell, the woods fell silent. No one came out here. No one wise.

Mini was not wise. She was five and she was lost. Her arms were covered in goosepimples. Dusky air chilled her throat and made her nose drip. Two green lights, no bigger than her little finger danced up ahead. They were leading her home.

Only she hadn’t told them where home was.

At the top of the stairs the two lights were joined by another. And another. Until there were too many to count. They made the shape of a lady and beckoned her on.



Word Count: 100


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  1. Intrigue. The start of a new adventure for our five year old, or else something sinister. I hope its anew adventure.

  2. Lovely magical writing

  3. Magical! Loved it.

  4. Bye Mini. Unless the lady / green lights are benign…

  5. Dear Laurie,

    Mystical and magical. Hope this has a happy ending, but I’m not convinced it does. Well done.



  6. Search party or a coven? Who is to tell.

  7. Uh-oh! Mini might be a goner. Fun read.

  8. Oh this reminds me of the magic in the Disney movie “Brave”… I hope she will find a good adventures in the end.

  9. Well done! Love the imagery! ❤

  10. Oh dear – I hope this isn’t going to end badly. Enjoyed your take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  11. Very fairy-tale-like… Though I fear it could go either way for our little five-year old!

  12. Great imagery. A magical piece.

  13. A mysterious tale. I hope the lights are from torches carried by all the local people come to search for her.

  14. Reminded me a bit of Hansel And Gretel – definitely something of a fairy tale in this story. Nice one, Laurie.

  15. gahlearner permalink

    Ooh, and then? I want to see the lady of the woods as benign. Green lights–that does sound somewhat friendly. Or deceptive? This was great.

  16. Intriguing read. Lovely wordsmithy.

  17. An enticing story that draws us in as the green lights drew Mini onwards. I fear that even if she returns to her family, she will have changed…Well written Laurie!

  18. Did Steven Spielberg direct this one?

  19. Oh, I do hope that’s a benevolent being at the top of the hill 🙂

  20. Sarah Ann permalink

    Oh I like this. Where is Mimi off to? I hope they look after her!

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