Thursday, September 22, 2011

Flash fiction challenge: 1000 words, Bottle Tree

The bottle tree is your inspiration!  Bottles are usually used on the trees, like this or dangling, to attract and trap spirits.  To keep them away from your home, etc.  Evil spirits, wayward ones, whatever.  Keeps them away from us.  Use it.  Run with it.  Tell me a story.

You have until next Thursday at midnight, just like the last two weeks!  



    This is my daughter Anna's contribution. She's 8.

  2. Late on getting this up here, and it's not as big as I'd intended to make it, but this works! :)

    Sunlight glittering off the colored glass baubles that hung from the old oak tree had been too enticing to wander away from, Morela, the ghost of a young woman, reflected from her cobalt prison.

    She looked about herself and while the gleaming rainbow colors were appealing, all she saw was how trapped she was, the darkness of the other spirits trapped in the other baubles around her, and how none of them seemed to crave freedom again.

    She, however, could not stand to be trapped, so at night while all the other spirits were resting in the dark warmth, she radiated all the light and energy she had pent up within herself during the day, burst her prison of glass into a hundred pieces, and was free to roam about, happily haunting the living, once more.


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