Juna entered the magic forest, making her way to the wizard’s cottage. When the wizard answered the door, she pleaded, “Mama needs healing.” The wizard handed Juna a vial of Phoenix tears and said, “Have her drink this and she’ll be healed. But, there is a cost for magic. You must return and live in the forest, caring for its creatures.”
Sitting under a Banyan tree, Juna looked down at her old wrinkled hands. A centaur strolled by. Fairies twinkled and butterflies fluttered. Juna felt no regrets. Her mother lived out her natural life. The forest thrived under Juna’s care.
“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. The challenge is to write a story, using only 100 words, in response to a photo prompt. It has been a lot of fun to join in with this fantastic and encouraging group of writers! This week’s photo prompt was provided by K. Rawson. If you would like to read other Friday Fictioneers’ stories, visit HERE.