August 23: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Tiny Man


August 23, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes magic. It can be a supernatural force, a moment or idea, or use it as a verb. Go where the prompt leads.


There was movement in the grass and I looked down to see the tiny man shaking his fist at me.

Apparently, I almost stepped on him so I understood his anger.

I mouthed an apology just as he took his wand from his pocket, tapped it on his head and promptly disappeared in a puff of smoke.

A week later I observed him carrying a bag of gold. When he saw me, the same magical process happened again. But he left behind his small bag of gold. Trouble was I couldn’t lift it, no matter how hard I tried.


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22 Responses to August 23: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Tiny Man

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    Those pesky little people…lol. Did you know that the story of the “little people” first appeared in Germany. There is a great story about how they left Germany for Ireland after feeling forgotten about…lol.

  2. syncwithdeep says:

    Great story Michael. I loved the way u took it to ease.

  3. Loved this story, Michael!

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Great story of the wee people, Michael. It feels so real, in your telling of it. I wonder how long a person would try to lift that bag?

  5. Liz H says:

    A tiny man with a cruel sense of humor…I laughed along with him!

  6. floridaborne says:

    That was hilarious. 🙂

  7. Absolutely love it! It is wonderfully written and flows at a great pace, so much fun to read. I enjoyed how the tiny man’s exasperation is loud but humours. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Norah says:

    Love it. I wonder will there be a third encounter with the tiny man.

  9. Get an earth mover, you’ll be able to afford it when you have that gold 🙂

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