She is Gone (poem)

She is Gone

She has disappeared
no one has seen her
for a while
"She's not here!" snaps
her angry husband
who slams the door
in our faces

her friends tell us
of bruises
all over her body
but she would never say
why that was

and now she is gone
a disquiet creeps over
the houses
a silence everyone
can hear

Joanne Fisher

This was an afterthought to the Carrot Ranch Story Challenge which had disappearance as a prompt, though it’s not 99 words.

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The Great Escape (flash fiction)

Prison Cell by Ferdinand Ladera

The Great Escape

The door to my cell opened and two guards walked in. They looked around in confusion.

“Where is she?” one asked.

“She’s disappeared.” the other said. I stood silently in front of them.

While I’m not adept at great magic, I do have a couple of useful spells up my sleeve. This spell wasn’t a true invisibility spell, it just made people unable to notice me so long as I didn’t draw attention to myself. They searched my cell and then quickly left, luckily leaving the door open. I managed to quietly walk out of the dungeons and escape.

Joanne Fisher

This was written with the prompt disappearance provided by the Carrot Ranch March 28 Story Challenge.

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