I’m fashionably late this week with my story. I hope you can still read it.
Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who leads the Friday Fictioneers group each week with such grace and style. Rochelle also provided this week’s photo. Thank you, Rochelle!
The challenge is to write a 100-word story based on a photo. All are welcome to participate.
Genre: Fantasy (100 words)
Green River Hag
“Her skin glistens. T’was never green,” said Callum.
“You’re in love with a hag,” the barkeeper said, smacking Callum’s head.
“She’s not a hag!
“Don’t see her again.”
Those who walked the river’s edge disappeared. The hag gashed at their ankles, dragging and drowning them in one breath.
Callum swelled with love and couldn’t stay away from her.
But his dreams tormented him for there he saw her with lizard-green skin, muddy ropes for hair, and inky craters for eyes, which swarmed with snakes that choked him as he slept.
One day, he wouldn’t wake up.
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