Another illustration from Virginia Frances Sterret this week. It’s another old French fairy tale (are there new ones?) but don’t let your imagination be limited by the idea of the fairy tale. The story can be anything at all, whatever the image suggests. My eye is drawn to the window behind. Is it stained glass, looking into a cathedral? And the draperies on the left have a distinctly Japanese look to them. Then there are the questions of: who is the girl, is she protecting the deer or is it the other way round, and what’s with the inscrutable cat? See what you come up with and post the link to your short (whatever) story in the comments before next Thursday. Sod the Christmas shopping; just have fun 🙂
53 thoughts on “Microfiction challenge #27: Rescue”
Oh, this one is lovely and very interesting. I will have to ponder. 🙂
There’s a lot going on in this one.
I loved your story. How many times did I want to turn my little brother into something. Good story.
Thank you very much!
There’s definitely magic in it 🙂
Well, cats are always inscrutable. This one has many possibilities. (K)
Anything with a cat in it is going to spin off in any direction at all.
As usual, I didn’t ping, so here is a piece of pure free flow, free form flash: “She is a fickle creature:” https://myfrillyfreudianslip.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/jds-microfiction-challenge-rescue-she-is-a-fickle-creature/
Thanks! Wasn’t sure it was so unformed.
It’s the language that comes over as ‘original’ or unexpected in places. I like that. It’s spontaneous.
It was, with minimal editing — a real free write — a stream of unconsciousness.
It speaks volumes for your consciousness 🙂
A story of Innocence, a merchant, a judge and a tigress. Someday maybe we will understand that kindness is a commodity that we badly need in our world.
Guess whose side I’m on.
Thank you for your kind words on my site, Jane.
It has the kind of message everyone should listen to.
Cats rule! Dogs (and deer) drool!
And, critique welcome, Jane.
I think you’re probably right there.
Having a few problems loading onto your post tonight.
Pingback worked fine at this end.
I’m still working on it. Hopefully I’ll finish my latest Alphabet Brother’s tale this weekend. 🙂
Take your time. You have until Thursday morning or maybe Wednesday night for you.
It’s running over a typed page…I try to keep em a tad shorter. But this one maybe longer…or I can let the readers imagine the ending.
I always say fairy tales take longer than any other kind of flash fiction, so let the story take as much time as it needs.
Thank you kindly…
Hi Jane have a good weekend.
And you, Michael!
Hi Jane, have a nice weekend.
I once again have hessitated with my responding post and with my teeth clutching at my bottom lip I cross my fingers as I publish.
From the West Coast of Canada, a modest trifle… http://engleson.ca/?page_id=8266
So this is long again, but it’s for you, Jane. 🙂 https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/light-in-the-darkness-the-rescue-microfiction/
I see. And I’m very grateful for it 🙂
OK finally did some tweaking for:
Little Red Captivates a the Duke’s Youngest Colleen
there’s always more to say…(I just don’t always have time)