Once upon a time, a farmer dug a well. The waters tasted sweet and his crops flourished. One morning, a tiny blue-skinned fairy appeared on the wall of the well.
“I stirred magic into your water. You must answer this riddle or I’ll take it away. ‘Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it, you die. What is it?’”
Distressed, the farmer hunched. On the ground, he spied an empty mason jar and captured the fairy. The farmer’s family lived happily ever after, with the occasional tap-tap-tap from the jar that sat on the kitchen table.
This one was quite challenging for me but it ended up being fun! “Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge by Rochelle Wisoff Fields. The challenge is to write a story using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt. The photo was taken by Connie Gayer. It has been a lot of fun to join in with this fantastic and encouraging group of writers! You can find other stories here.