Flash Fiction Challenge: Lost Wings

Something to occupy your holiday leisure hoursโ€”a writing challenge. It’s one Jeren of itsallaboutnothing and I concocted between us. He wrote a haibun about flying termites which I told him could be the subject of a folk tale. We have challenged one another to write a folk tale based on Jeren’s poem which you can read here.

Don’t be put off by the termites, it’s the wings that are important, that the termites lose or discard in the night, and the dreamer too, perhaps.

If you’d like to join in, leave a link to your story either here, or on Jeren’s blog post. We’d love to read your ‘fake folk tales’.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

31 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Challenge: Lost Wings”

      1. I know that feeling, Jane! When I posted it, it occured to me that you and Jeren were fast asleep on different continents and wouldn’t see it until hours before my alarms clock this morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. When I first started blogging I used to think people would be mortally offended because I hadn’t replied to comments straight away…because I was asleep.

    1. Thanks for joining in, Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚ Folk tales are long, I know. Mine is too, so don’t worry about it. They don’t respond to the condensation of flash. There’s a story and it has to be told with all the repetitions and refrains of the old story-telling methods. Can’t get round that ๐Ÿ™‚

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