Under The Fairy Lights – Fiction

Another installment of   Friday Fictioneers  hosted by Rochelle.  100 words or so based on the image below.  Click on the link (after this piece) and come join us!

bike_detour_at_library_randy_mazie (1)Under The Fairy Lights

Someone lit a bonfire near the lake. Someone roasted  marshmallows. The library reflected golden upon the water and cheerful dulcimer music seemed to lighten the air. Polly and her friend,  Irene, were closing up their booth at the Renaissance Fair.

“I think I’ll leave the fairy lights on until after the cook-out,” Polly whispered.

“Sounds like a plan.”

Polly’s breath caught somewhere between in and out. She spun around. There wasn’t anybody there.

“Can’t you just go away?” she pleaded.   The air became heavy with the memory of his voice.

“Who are you talking to?” Irene asked.

“Just fireflies.”


PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Randy Mazie

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21 thoughts on “Under The Fairy Lights – Fiction

  1. Ellespeth, Sounds like a rather festival-loving spirit. I can see where it might get tiresome though after a while. Well written story. I love the snowy scene at the top of your blog. 🙂 — Susan


    • Hi Susan ~ He’s definitely an agreeable sort 🙂 But even that can become tiresome.
      Ah! The snowy scene 🙂 I like photographs of snow but not real snow. This is some something I found on the web.
      Sorry for this delayed response…A book shelf had the nerve to poke me in the eye late last week. Hope all is well and that your husband continues to heal.


    • It was right about here – in my Friday Fictioneer life – that I rammed my left eye into a wooden packing crate! Slowly healing…
      Thanks for passing by to read this piece, Rochelle. I so wanted to write a fairytale but it just wouldn’t fit 😦 This came close and there are other weeks. I’m glad you enjoyed it.


    • Right when I saw your photograph, I’d been thinking of putting some fairy lights in mason jars for the holidays. That got me thinking of fireflies. The grassy area of your photo looks about perfect for some sort of fair. So thanks for the photo…
      glad you enjoyed this piece.


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