The Merman

The Merman (315 Words) It’s a fact that you don’t see many mermen. I wonder if it isn’t because the merwomen keep them hard at work in the weeds under the sea. Of course merpeople are real. There isn’t any question about that. Perhaps mermen are shy. Maybe they would rather be tending coral orContinue reading “The Merman”

Before the White Peaks: A Gnoman March #writephoto

Before the White Peaks: A Gnoman March (206 Words) “Are ye sure ’tis this way, Shane?” “Aye, I’m sure. Keep up with me. Don’t drag your feet.” There were five gnomes, the tallest in the lead and the smallest at the rear. It was the second who paused, scratching his head. “Why mustn’t I beContinue reading “Before the White Peaks: A Gnoman March #writephoto”

Magic Gold

Magic Gold (154 Words) She sat braiding her hair. In the morning light the strands shone rusty brown. The young woman’s agile fingers weaved in and around each other, but her mind was elsewhere. She remembered gathering chestnuts last fall, and the man who had offered to buy her basket. “But, my lord! This isContinue reading “Magic Gold”

Fairy Leaf

Fairy Leaf (198 Words) “A teacup?” Edwina was surprised. The fairy man watched her, shifting from first one foot to the other. “It’s a very nice teacup,” said Edwina, trying to reassure him. His iridescent wings quivered. “You like it?” “Yes,” said Edwina. “I feel like Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast.” The fairy manContinue reading “Fairy Leaf”

The Artist Who Didn’t Like Silhouettes #writephoto

The Artist Who Didn’t Like Silhouettes (166 Words) It was a shame, because she specialized in them. She knew how to find that symmetry, that poise, that would bring out the art in any figure. But she told me one time when I was with her in her studio, that she didn’t like them. AtContinue reading “The Artist Who Didn’t Like Silhouettes #writephoto”

A Harp and a Ghost

For today’s Daily Prompt, “Entertain,” Wallie and I offer another snippet from a work-in-progress–a story in which a little girl is helped solving a crime by the ghost of a detective. The ghost is summoned to help her when Maddie plays a harp she found in the attic room. This is a scene in whichContinue reading “A Harp and a Ghost”

Wallie and the Liebster Award

Wallie and the Liebster Award Wallie and I were a little embarrassed when we saw that The Introspection Connection nominated us for the Liebster Award. We are very grateful and invite you to visit their own wonderful and very poetic blog. We are definitely followers ourselves. I thought I’d let the Imp answer some ofContinue reading “Wallie and the Liebster Award”

Goblin Tree

Goblin Tree (158 Words) Once, a goblin stole whatever he could from a human village, jewels, apples, and buttons. He was lean-limbed with fierce gold eyes, but his hands, though slender, were like talons. His one weakness was a human woman. When their love became known, the village threatened her if he did not surrenderContinue reading “Goblin Tree”

Hard-Working Fairies

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Hard-Working Fairies (92 Words) Of course Captain Roberts knew about the fairies. He was proud of them. Roberts had retired from the sea when his health broke with the rough weather, and his happiness was divided between his wife, who owned the tavern, and the tribe of fairies who helpedContinue reading “Hard-Working Fairies”