Dark Deeds

Photo curtsy of H R R Gorman

Photo prompt curtsy of H R R Gorman

She seemed quite relaxed despite what Rex appeared to have done. Albert however found it hard to see how the mess could have been created by Rex, for despite what she was telling him, there was no evidence of canine teeth marks within any of the copious ribbons of paper. Albert smiled and offered to put the mess right.

That’s when he spotted the fleck of red, it was just the merest glint within her jet black hair. Albert at once cast his first spell, laying a protective aura around himself and Rex.

She handed him a pair of gloves and a bowl. The gloves attempted to bind his hands.

The battle was on. She wanted his future. It soon became apparent to him how old she really was. She must have stolen hundred and hundreds of life spans. Today however she had met her match. One by one Albert removed the stolen life’s. As he did, she aged, until all that was left was a pile of dust.

The germ of this story arrived as I was sat in one of my favourite cafes. I sketched a few note on the back of a old bank statement. Low and behold, with a bit of manipulation those note have become today’s flash fiction. Today my thanks are due to a local the street fiddler and his dancing witch. I am really glad that I dropped a some coins in his cap…

A fine day at Mevagissey

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. flissie

    What a wonderful bewitching story

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is great to write stories… I enjoyed your “true love” story. Thank you for a lovely comment.

  2. Tannille

    Some realism here!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am glad that the story came over well Thank you…

  3. Violet Lentz

    Excellent write and delicious back story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Violet, I really appreciated your feedback.

  4. Loretta

    A little magic woven into a toilet paper mess. Nice story!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Every picture seems to hold a little magic once a story appears. Thank you Loretta

  5. Priceless Joy

    Great story, Mike! Good thing you put those coin in his cap! It brought you a great story!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you PJ, I can really enjoy street music if it is not to loud or taped.

  6. Abhijit Ray

    What did she steal from Albert? What was Albert recovering? Good that Rex the dog was spared from blame game.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I Rex got off lightly this time.

  7. Keith's Ramblings

    Certainly more entertaining than the front of a bank statement! Great story Michael.

    Click to read my tale!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am glad to hear that you where entertained. Thank you Keith

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you SLSM.

  8. ttay213

    I enjoyed this! It’d be interesting to look more into the woman’s backstory, too!

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is a good point thank you.

  9. Ellespeth

    I liked this one, Michael.

    I also like how you let us know where your stories are coming from in your present life and how you turn those moments into story.


    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you for the encouragement Ellespeth, it is appreciated

  10. Priceless Joy

    Mike, I just found out this afternoon that InLinkz is doubling the price of their membership and I have decided that I am not going to pay it. There will be no more FFfAW challenges. Thank you so much for your participation and I have enjoyed getting to know you!

  11. Michael Humphris

    It is sad news, but I understand, thank you for the opportunities to post stories and the feedback. I wish you well Mike

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