Friday Fictioneers – Small miracles

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Photo Prompt © Sandra Crook

There are marks on the pages, made by people long, long ago. They trigger electrical discharges in his brain. Not like a seizure, but precise tiny currents. These fluxes form things that cannot exist: a fish breathing air, a wicked witch, snow in the desert. On these little sparks, rising from the bonfire of his mind, he escapes.

Much later he watches a documentary. “They exist,” he cries, “fish with lungs”.

He sells up, and treks the scalding Sahara, searching for snow. Eventually he reaches the white-capped Atlas Mountains and stumbles on to Marrakech, sure he will find the witch.

 

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

 

65 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Small miracles

  1. A misguided mission perhaps, but he’ll see some sights along the way. Intriguing story, although I must confess I’m struggling to see the connection to the prompt photo.

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