Five Sentence Fiction ~ Faeries
June 23, 2012 21 Comments
Jasmine was 10 years old when she first got ‘lost’ in the mists of the woods at the edge of the garden.
She hadn’t felt lost at the time, but when she’d returned after many happy adventures, her mother had been frantic with worry: “Where have you been? You were gone for days!” she’d cried, bundling her daughter into her arms.
After that, she limited the time with her new friends who loved the colour of her eyes, a sparkling green that glimmered like the emerald of the leaves after rainfall.
But one day, after many years had passed, she’d gone down to find that her friends had simply vanished.
She wondered if she would ever see them again and never forgot them or told anyone about them except to her children; she smiled when they disappeared into the woods and knew they’d be safe: they’d inherited the same colour in their eyes.
© 2012 Louise Hastings