Flash Friday Fiction

Éirinn go Brách

The sunlight played with the raindrops, breaking into bold colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.  It was the best rainbow yet this spring. Mairead knew what that meant.  Just through the trees, she could see the glint of light on gold. She’d get there first this time, by faith! With a twist and a twinkle, through the mist she darted. Swooping to earth just ahead of the troll, she grabbed the gold and darted off, leaving behind a comet’s trail of sparkling dust. All’s right with the world when the faeries win.
 The photo prompt is courtesy of Madison Woods. Her story can be found here, along with links to all the other Flash Friday Fictioneers.


23 thoughts on “Flash Friday Fiction

  1. Hard to root for the troll here!

    Two edit notes if you want to hear them, if not feel free to stop reading. 1: you seem to have left blue out of the colors, possibly on purpose because it’s the “best yet” meaning it may not be perfect, just pointing it out. 2: At the end “win the faeries win.”, should that be “when the faeries win.”?

  2. The trolls lose again! Good job. Mairead is one of my favorite names; it was my Irish grandmother’s name, though she changed the spelling to Marie when she came to America.

  3. I could see this whimsical fairy … ‘with a twist and a twinkle..’ coming alive in my mind’s eye. You may want to consider writing a childen’s picture book (w/illustrations, of course) based on this adorable fairy. A delightful read. Here’s mine:

  4. I must be the only one who feels sorry for trolls. They don’t have an easy life, you know. Their living conditons aren’t the best and they tend to be looked down upon and disliked by everyone. No wonder they are grumpy and mean.

    But it was a cute story, Erin. Nice job 🙂

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