Lady Melodia

cliff-village

Lady Melodia (200 Words)

“Mom, why are we here?” said Katy.

“Hush, Katy.”

Katy was tired, carsick, and she just knew the hotel they were staying at wouldn’t have Wi-Fi. She couldn’t believe this was happening. Sure, the break-in at their house was unexpected, but this was an extreme response.

“I think it’s stupid,” she said, glaring at the green cliffs rolling by. “And whoever built the roads here needs their head chopped off.”

She was surprised when Mom suddenly pulled off the road.

“Mom? What’s going on?”

“Come on, Katy,” said Mom. “You wanted to get out anyway, didn’t you?”

“Yeah, but—”

Katy watched as Mom dragged their luggage out of the car. As they struggled up a rocky incline, she started complaining again.

“Ugh. I am not wearing the shoes for this—”

“Password!”

The new voice made Katy stand still.

“Cliffs are tall and water is deep,” said Mom.

From a tree dropped a lanky, unusual creature. He might have looked human except for his red eyes and long, flexible ears.

“Welcome, Lady Melodia,” said the creature.

“I had to come.” Mom sighed. “The Eye of the Dragon was taken. We’re in serious trouble. Katy, please give the goblin your carryon.”

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Written in response to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner‘s photo prompt. Check it out!

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