Protector

A scream cut through her from across the meadow and she raged into action, dismissing her injury and climbing up the nearest lookout.
Her arms trembled, not used to her own weight, but she needed to ensure her charge was okay.
Her heart pounded at another squeal and she cursed her clumsiness; she would’ve been on top by now.
Silence.
Finally up, she peered through the crisp fog and relief washed over her as she saw the dancing figures, twirling around a ring of daisies.
She leant against the lookout rose’s petals, breathing deep and stroking her torn wing.



This is my contribution to this week’s 99 word Flash Fiction challenge over at the Carrot Ranch. The prompt called for a story that includes a rose.

It’s so much fun writing a suspenseful piece, and revealing all only at the end. I hope you enjoy reading it, and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

6 Comments

    • I like your comparison to a firefighter; their pure desire to protect is very much like that of a fairy’s. Well, this kind of fairy at least! I’ve read my fair share of dark tales and know that they aren’t all so innocent.
      I’m glad you felt the emotions! It’s always a challenge to completely portray my idea in just 99 words, I love it. Bring on next week’s!

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