I love microfic. It's a great way to keep writing when you're contemplating whether to print off your manuscript just so that you can set fire to it. To keep my fingers away from the matches I've been playing the Tuesday Tales at Glitter Word for a while and it's really good fun. Weekly 100 word microfic competition based on a photograph and a prompt word.
And this week, I won! Yay! Thanks to Stevie for a gorgeous pic and to Lady Antimony for
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|Prompt word: Ensorcell|
The girl sits on the opposite bank and watches me through hair that curls like water weed. Her bare skin glistens with the pond water that drips onto the grass.
“Are you a witch?” I ask. “Here to ensorcel me?”
She tilts her head to listen to the sound and smiles at me.
“Will you talk?”
She smiles again, showing needle-sharp teeth made to tear and rend, and slips into the water. I should be running. Instead I lean over to look for her, a pale wraith in the reeds.
Her smile widens as she drags me into her pond.