April 1: Flash Fiction Challenge: Swift Passage.

April 1 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a swift passage. You can take inspiration from any source. Who is going where and why. What makes it swift? Go where the prompt leads!.

I wrote this in honour of Sue Vincent. You can read her beautiful blog here.

The candle flickered her spirit left. Free from earth’s tethers and life’s pain she breathed again. Across the night sky lit by stars she flashed around the planet spreading love as she went. 

Alighting on her Moors, her spirit’s home. The stones welcomed her with love, they knew her worth. Cold winds could not chill her just carry her wisdom. 

Behind she left us grieving, family and friends alike. Her legacy will last forever as will the hole she left in our hearts. My last email to her said “sleep well.” Sue’s passage after death was swift to bliss.

Charli’s Carrot Ranch 

The Spirit of Halloween.

I am the the spirit of Halloween

The most beautiful fright  you have ever seen.

I am no sprite or fairy Queen

No I told you I am  the spirit of halloween.

 

Look into  my eyes tell me what do you see.

You might see you  but you won’t see me.

You are under my spell now, you are no longer free.

Medusa? No I told you I am  the spirit of Halloween.

 

Peachy lips, that may be but there are spiders and maggots hiding in me.

If I open my mouth what would you see .

Shall I show you now ? Then watch you flee.

Shall I? No I told you I am  the spirit of Halloween.

 

Are you joining me for trick or treat.

We could eat the children that we meet

I can hypnotize  them with my blue, blue eyes

You can smother their pointless cries.

Did you think I was joking, incapable of being mean?

No I told you I am  the spirit of Halloween.

Are  you leaving was it something I said

My eyes are devouring you slowly it is ages since I fed!

Oh! Look at you , well you can’t because I have already eaten you head!

I am the the spirit of Halloween

The most beautiful fright  you have ever seen.

I am no sprite or fairy Queen

No I told you I am  the spirit of Halloween.

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