FFftPP – The Way There

Posted: April 14, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

rocks

Cross the fields at midnight, when the stars are out and twinkling in a moonless sky, and when you can feel the pull of those ancient stones. They’ll draw you forth like siren song. Be sure you wish to go before you open your door. Once you’ve started walking the ancient path, you’ll find it hard to turn back.

Along the way to the those old stones, if the hour is right, there’ll be many things by the side of your path. Three sisters – terrible mistresses of fate – watch from the hills. A man with stag’s horns waits amidst the tree. In every shadow the faerie folk dwell – not the winged creatures of children’s books, but the faerie who once held the land in their thrall – tracking your every move.

You won’t see them, these things of myth and legend, but you’ll feel them. The closest to those stones you come, the more you’ll feel it.

And when you’re standing before them, perhaps you’ll find your way There, to the place where fantasy is fact and story is truth, where all those ancient things yet dwell. Perhaps. Only perhaps. Those paths are not for all.

Those are the directions.


Word Count: 199

This is my entry for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Week #16. Thanks to rogershipp for running the challenge! Photo is from pixabay.com.

Advertisements
Comments
  1. It certainly isn’t a path for all.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. draliman says:

    Cool – a creepy yet exciting journey to… who knows what?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Very intriguing. A path not for all to take, but obviously for some. And supernatural creatures hidden along the way, felt but not necessarily visible. Interesting story. It’s a story I would love to see continued 🙂 Great write.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. The Voice says:

    Captivating prose. I could feel the magic flowing from your words. Excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lynn Love says:

    Ooh, love a bit of sinister myth and legend. Is it three witches there – and the horned man – is he Herne the Hunter? Lovely references. Stones are often such places of mystery – so ancient and eternal. Great work 🙂 Love your inclusion of the directions too

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s