Princess of the Lily – Friday Fictioneers


It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, a weekly writing group challenged to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her dedicated leadership and to Erin Leary for this week’s beautiful photo.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Erin Leary

 

Genre: Horror (100 words)

Princess of the Lily

Lily pads floated like majestic crowns.  The lake was Alice’s special place and a much-needed distraction from Sabrina’s sneering. Circuitous pathways weren’t enough. Sabrina tailed her.

Out from the bushes, Sabrina appeared. She said, “Your mother’s schizophrenic. I heard she’s in a mental hospital.”

“You heard wrong,” Alice said.

Sabrina pulled Alice by her hair, plunging her face into the water.

When she surfaced, Alice gasped. “You just made my mother very angry.”

Vines ripped through the ground, pinning Sabrina’s ankles, and yanking her to the muddy depths.

Alice placed a lily pad on her head and blew a kiss.

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