Escape?

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

They are coming!

Shhhh.  Close your eyes.

I can’t sleep with them out there!

This bit of woods is special, a fairy forest.

Their guns are real, not fantasy!

Shhh.  They are fairies of light, of good.  The magic is powerful, but you need to believe.

Believe?  Now?

They have a trail in the trees, one our enemy can’t see, because they are rough and can’t believe. You need to believe.

I hear them!

Close your eyes and see.  We can catch the rail, escape.

But…

Shhh. Close your eyes.  Do you see?

Yes…

“Stop, or we’ll shoot!”

Let’s go.

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Alicia Jamtaas. Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

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Remember – You do have to believe, keep that hope alive, even if you’ve reached the end of the track….

38 thoughts on “Escape?

  1. Bear

    Ohhhh, I was right there with them, whispering. Great story scene. It could be for so many different situations, but I like the play of words you’ve laid out. Great inspiration this week. :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m leaving it up to the reader if they got away ;) Did you ever see the movie Brazil, a post-Monty Python movie directed by Terry Gilliam? Not saying anything about this story, but, well, there are possibilities…

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I couldn’t resist, I just added the tag line “Remember – You do have to believe, keep that hope alive, even if you’ve reached the end of the track….” at the end of the post (not part of the story).

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