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November 7, 2019 Flash Fiction

If you follow R&WH, you’d notice that I didn’t post Flash Fiction in a while. Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch hosted a contest last month, a new writing prompt for each week. The event is over and the winners will be announced at the end of this month.

This week’s Flash Fiction challenge comes from Charli Mills.

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes Water Walkers. It does not have to be in the Anishinaabe tradition; in fact, it would be more interesting to see interpretations from across all nations and walks. It can be a title or used as a phrase. Go where the prompt leads!

“I have been studying this for three years!” Pao frustratingly thought to himself. “I’m no further than where I was 33 months ago!” he thought as he stayed in his meditative state.

As he calmed himself and quieted his mind, twigs growing from the waterfalls’s crevices hit Pao’s body. He continued to meditate. Snow suddenly fell on him. He continued to meditate. Silverfish chewed holes in his clothes. He continued to meditate.

Determined, three years later, Pao went to the base of the waterfall. As he made his way to the center only the bottoms of his feet were wet.

Thanks for reading.

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