The Voice

From fear of the unexplainable, children of magical beings were rounded up and locked away.  Propelled by the voice, Emeline caused the guards to sleep.  The voice guided her to the filth-filled waterways below the fortress.  Floating on planks of rotting wood, she cleared the half-submerged gates.

Drawn downriver, she breathed the sweet air of freedom and bobbed toward a pulsating golden light.  She pushed through the rushing torrents of the pristine waterfall.  A woman made of mist reached out her hand.  Emeline grasped it, and her mother’s form solidified.

The woman smiled. “We have much to do.”

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“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by author Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a story using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt.  This week’s photo was provided by the lovely Dale Rogerson.  For nearly a year now, I have enjoyed starting off my weekend by writing a story.  If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit HERE.

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Dale says:

    How lovely are you?
    Such a wonderfully magical tale, Brenda.

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    1. =) Thank you for your lovely comment too!!

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    I liked your rendering of the underwater atmosphere

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    1. I’m glad you liked it. Thanks so much!

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  3. jillyfunnell says:

    A magical narration of their reunion. Lovely story, Brenda.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jilly. I was trying to imply they would take action against those who imprisoned her and possibly free the other children but I had a dreadful time with the last line. It was fun to write none-the-less. Reunion with her mother is good! =)

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  4. Delightfully magical and intriguing story.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan. I’m happy your enjoyed it. =)

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  5. Oh so magical. She and her mother, reunited, are destined for a great adventure. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you so much, I’m happy you enjoyed. =)

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    I hope they have much to do in a good way…

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    1. Help rescue the other children? 🙂

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  7. Create Space says:

    Going from strength to strength!

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  8. plaridel says:

    i wonder what they would be up to. something not mischievous i hope. 🙂

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    1. Justice for the other children taken from their families. Not sure what that’ll look like yet, but they are happy to be reunited none-the-less. 🙂

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  9. draliman says:

    This is just the beginning of Emeline’s magical tale, I think. Lovely 🙂

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    1. For sure, just the beginning. Thanks! 🙂

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  10. Sandra says:

    A compelling fantasy tale. Loved it.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thanks so much! 🙂

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  11. Magical tale well done

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael! 🙂

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  12. Dear Brenda,

    I loved this fantasy. Just like humans to enslave what they don’t understand. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Very true, many times we fear what we can’t explain. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story and thanks so much for saying so! =)

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  13. I love it… this sounds like a beginning to something better.

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    1. I’m so glad you like the story, Bjorn.

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  14. granonine says:

    Oh, yay for Emmeline! Mother and daughter will go on to destroy the evil and free the other children, yes? Of course, yes 🙂

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    1. Yes, that is the plan. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. =)

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