The Big Surprise (flash fiction)

The Big Surprise

Jess was on her way to the south field, when she noticed a shimmering down the path. Investigating it, she walked through into another world. She looked around. Everything here was greener and more vibrant.

“And who might you be?” asked a voice below her. She looked down to see a tiny man with a long beard smoking a pipe.

“Where am I?” she asked.

“You’re in Faerie, or Elfland, or the Fey-wild, or Fairyland if you so wish.” he replied. “My name’s Babradon. I’m the guardian of the portal you just walked through.”

“I’m Jess.” she told him.

“You must be Cindy’s wife. She’s mentioned you.”

Jess collapsed into the lush grass. All this time she had thought that Cindy was cracking up, like her grandmother had, when she talked about her travels in Faerie. She now knew she owed Cindy a massive apology, like the biggest one ever.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 150

This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #140.

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©️2021 Joanne Fisher


7 thoughts on “The Big Surprise (flash fiction)

  1. FINALLY! 😀 😀 😀

    I had a feeling it was coming when I saw the tree pic and Jess in the first paragraph. 🙂

    Now instead of worrying that Cindy is nuts, she can worry if the baby will have pointy ears, an affinity for bows and guys named Legos 😀

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