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Hide your hearts (Friday Fictioneers)

February 9, 2023

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The signs popped up around the commercial celebration day and most dismissed it as a PR stunt. It let the message hide in plain sight. When the colours of the hearts changed word of mouth spread. “It’s a PR stunt!” “Probably selling something. Wine or chocolates maybe.” It was only after the day of celebration passed and new signs kept emerging that the first whispers of concern began. “Some one is in trouble.” “It’s a warning.” “Don’t be daft, someone’s love has probably died. It’s mourning.”

No one was prepared when the fae folk attacked. The hearts symbolled bloody death.

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  1. Very interesting story.

  2. Wonderfully inventive, Laurie, as always

  3. Didn’t know fairies could be so mean! Well done.

  4. It does sound like the sort of thing that would be a marketing campaign these days – those invaders learn quick!

  5. The moral; beware of symbols you don’t understand – run away fast.

  6. Oh we would totally miss those around the commercial stuff. They could start painting any time of year though – the shops are already full of Easter bunnies!

  7. A dark fantasy response to the prompt. Very very unique.

  8. This is like the Mooninite invasion of Boston all over again.

  9. Pretty smart of the Fae folk… unfortunate for all the victims.

  10. I don’t think it was the fairies more than likely hobgoblins 🙂

  11. CGraith permalink

    Great build up…this is an idea that could be expanded on, warning signs that no one knows how to interpret.

  12. Oh, this cannot be the start of something good. Dunna be messing with the fae folk. 🙂

  13. Ohhh bad fairies! This is an interesting story, well done.

  14. Dear Laurie,

    The Fae Folk knew what they were doing. Clueless humans.



  15. Those sneaky little buggers!

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