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If I’m not back… (Friday Fictioneers)

August 1, 2019
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He said to wait. Well, here I am… waiting. Where the hell is he? I check my phone for the time. Barely thirty seconds have passed since I last checked. He’s late.

I shoot a look at the unzipped bag. The device inside shimmers with lavender and salmon sparkles. I twist and with a sharp snap of my wrist, tug it closed. I squint at the shoreline, hoping for movement. Nothing shifts on the beach. The sun is at its zenith. He didn’t make it.

I buckle up as the devices hums louder. Those damned fairies owe me.

They’ll pay.

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26 Comments
  1. Even the faeries can no longer be trusted, but then stealing their lavender and salmon sparkles is just asking for trouble.

  2. A mystery about the device, and about whether the fairies sent her to sell it, and about where her contact has got to. Lovely

  3. You shouldn’t mess with fairies like that. It’s not going to end well for him.

  4. Dear Laurie,

    I fear the fairies will get even. Imaginative story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  5. This was fantastic Laurie.
    I dunno how well those fairies will take it. And one must wonder just why the fairies owe him…

  6. Nice, whimsical little tale, Laurie!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  7. Oh, you shouldn’t mess with fairies. They always seem to win in the end 🙂

  8. Greatly imaginative.

  9. Fairies can be a tough crowd. I love how you described teh sparkly bits.

  10. Somebody should have showed up like they said they would. Things just got real complicated. Good storytelling.

  11. Wicked and funny at the same time! Fairy tales don’t always come true! Nicely written!

  12. Abhijit Ray permalink

    What is it you have in your bag?

  13. A good story with the wise advice “Do not mess with the fairies.”, Laurie. I’ll have to remember that the next time I meet a fairie. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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