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The past is not just a memory (Friday Fictioneers)

June 17, 2021
PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

It’s peaceful out here. Time slows, breathes deeper as I walk in silence. It’s been years. Everything looks a little bit smaller to my grown-up eyes. Still, I find the secret place exactly where I remember it to be. The half-moon carved into the white tree. Kneeling, I search for the ring of mushrooms. I clear them off, tiny flicks of my fingers and peer up. The sun is setting. Damp earth clings to my knees as I stand. Not long now.

As darkness falls, I hold my breath. A flicker, then more. Gossamer wings soon surround me. I’m home.

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29 Comments
  1. Evocative writing, Laurie. And a wonderful title

  2. What pretty description. Well done.

  3. A lovely story of a wonderful fantasy place of fairies.

  4. Dear Laurie,

    A magically enchanting tale. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  5. A lovely piece!

  6. I’d love a magic secret place like that. Beautiful descriptions!

  7. Wonderful and enchanting tale. I like you using signs of nature to orient with.

  8. Ah, they came! I was there in the woods too with earth on my knees…Evocative.

  9. Beautiful. A magical return that makes me want to know more.

  10. Simply delightful Laurie.

  11. That was pure enchantment, Laurie!

  12. Peaceful! Your story made me want to join the MC and rest.

  13. A very enchanting description! Great take.

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