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.
Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/24/august-23-flash-fiction-challenge/
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.
My grandfather came from Ireland, to Australia, maybe he had a few little ones hidden in his pockets.
Great story Michael. I loved the way u took it to ease.
Thanks Deepa magic stories are always fun
Loved this story, Michael!
Thank you Rosemary
Thanks Di. Magic fires my imagination or you might say allows me to escape reality.
I think we all deserve a little bit of magic Michael.
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?
Yes good question, I think there could be another 99 words involved in the finding out.
Ha, ha! That would be an interesting follow-up!
Love this one
Thank you so much, it was a fun one to write.
A tiny man with a cruel sense of humor…I laughed along with him!
Thanks so much Liz.
That was hilarious. 🙂
It was also fun….thanks for your comment.
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.
Love it. I wonder will there be a third encounter with the tiny man.
Get an earth mover, you’ll be able to afford it when you have that gold 🙂
Its the getting that is the issue….