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NEW BEGINNINGS

Update on 17/09/18

My story was published in the Carrot Ranch collection for this photo prompt – see Part II – penultimate story.  Many thanks to Charli and all the ranch leaders and all who took part. What an epic collection of 99 word flash fiction.


This weeks flash fiction challenge over at the Carrot Ranch is to write about an epic workplace – real or imagined in ninety-nine words exactly.

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NEW BEGINNINGS

by

Kelvin M. Knight

Blades of grass lifted the stones like they were grains of sand – stones bigger than me. Walking over this grass, I felt as though I were walking on springs – those metallic contraptions Father used to create timepieces – despite time measuring being forbidden.

‘Forbidden yet fantastical.’ These words flowed from a forest whose leaves rose into the sky, over and over, like rippling water.

Ignoring them, I sat crosslegged and thought, Hullo, I’m your new apprentice.

‘I know.’ A man appeared before me brandishing two crystal balls.

‘For me?’

‘For yours. For mine.’ Laying them at my feet, he disappeared.

(99 words)

Author:

First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

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