Friday Fictioneers – In the Grimwood

Posted: June 1, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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Anova rode alone alone through the Grimwood, deeper than she’d ever gone before. All around her loomed the shadows of ancient trees.

In one of those shadows, the stone hut stood with its door ajar.

Tempted by curiosity, Anova pushed the door open and stepped inside. Herbs and bones lay scattered across wooden shelves. An iron pot sat over the fire.

Anova’s blood tingled. She could see what this place was.

Footsteps came from beyond the door. The hut’s owner was back.

But Anova wasn’t afraid.

She was curious.

It would be interesting, she thought, to learn from a witch.

Word Count: 100

This is for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wissoff-Fields for running the challenge and Piya Singh for providing the photo prompt.

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  1. Hopefully the witch is feeling benevolent.

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  2. Amy Reese says:

    It looks like the perfect place for a witch. Hope she’s not in danger.

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  3. draliman says:

    This could end badly for Anova. Fingers crossed the witch is as curious about the woman who braved her house as Anova is about the witch.

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  4. I like Anova’s curiosity.

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  5. mandibelle16 says:

    Interesting take. I hope the witch doesn’t eat her or hurt her. But she is right, it would be be fascinating to learn from a witch. Well written.

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  6. Dear J.A.

    I think a welcome to Friday Fictioneers is in order. Let’s hope Anova’s curiosity isn’t her downfall. Nicely done.



    PS If you’ve participated in FF before consider yourself welcomed back. 😉

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  7. Enticing… the story and the opportunity! Nicely done!

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  8. I have a feeling that curiosity will not kill the cat this time.

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  9. Interesting is one word!

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  10. gahlearner says:

    Let’s hope the witch appreciates Anova’s guts and interest. Maybe she can use an apprentice.

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