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Pay attention (Friday Fictioneers)

December 29, 2022

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

New year’s day and all was quiet. This early not too many souls braved the light of day after the indulgences of the night before. It was the day the fae folk loved to emerge and play in the sun. So early, before the two legs showed their faces.

Of course, that didn’t include the children who were up early. But the fae folk had their image casters on to blend in and appear human.

“Play with us?”

“Of course? Shall we run like the wind?”


It was the best way to feed. Free takings and unobservant hungover parents.

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  1. Oh, that turned dark at the end. I shouldn’t have been surprised, should I, after reading your work for so long?

  2. Oh, perfect! The little hint with the two-legged, the children being up first and then, wham, the feeding. Great twist on the shiny Fae.

    • Thank you! Yes I’ve always liked a darker more deadly fae. Got that from stories my poppa used to read to me.

  3. So cruel. I used to like children, but as I got older their little bones stuck in my teeth.
    Have you listened to Natalie Merchant – The Sleepy Giant -(You Tube)

    “Little boys do not like being chewed”- just one of the lines.

  4. Oh, my… I suppose the fae folk need to eat just like anyone else. Dark story, but well done, Laurie.

  5. I thought I was in for a pleasant little fairy tale. Should have known better 🙂

  6. Great take on the prompt 🙂

  7. Nicely done! I didn’t anticipate that!

  8. YIKES! Those fae folk are tricky and sinister.

  9. Dear Laurie,

    Dark times ahead this New Year’s Day. The fae people sound creepy.

    Shalom and a happy new year to you,


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