The Gifts of Dwarfs

Posted: July 12, 2017 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
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Deep in the dark, dwarfs fashioned gifts for a mighty king: a candle that burnt with a light only the holder could see and a jar that held the wind.

The gifts were put in the king’s daughter’s room to gather dust.

His daughter grew. So did his enemies.

There came a day when the gates were torn asunder and the halls were red with blood and fire. Fearful, the daughter leapt to the window and opened the jar.

The wind lifted her to safety.

She ran through the night, guided by a light no other eyes could see.


Word Count: 99

This is for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for running the challenge and Janet Webb for providing the prompt photo!

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Comments
  1. Iain Kelly says:

    A lovely piece of fantasy. Nicely done.

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  2. wmqcolby says:

    Sweet fantasy! Wonderful!

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  3. I wonder if she found her way to the dwarfs…

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  4. What a wonderfully whimsical image. Brilliant

    Please click to read my FriFic

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  5. yarnspinnerr says:

    Enjoyed this fantasy take.

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  6. gahlearner says:

    This reads like a great fairy tale. Beautiful.

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  7. Varad says:

    Vivid imagination in this fantasy tale. Well done.

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  8. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Love the jar filled with the wind. Very creative.

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  9. michael1148humphris says:

    For me this was inventive and complete. Yet left me wondering about what came next.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Joy Pixley says:

    Such a magical story, and a wonderful fairy tale!

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  11. Lovely to read some fantasy.

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