“The Prophecy,” A Flash Fiction/Senryu

I’m combining my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, using synonyms for “love and time, with the Carrot Ranch Literary Community August 16, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a comet. I used the words “continuum” for time, and “benevolence,” for love.

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The comet streaked across the sky dragging a fiery tail against the inky blackness. Dennitsa shivered in the gathering gloom. Her dreams of late had been infiltrated by the ancestors revealing the prophecy this celestial nomad heralded. Time was running out.

The old ways of healing-magic were in danger. Today, the Byzantine priests had instituted a plan to hunt down and kill the fairy witches, thus performing a cleansing upon the land.

Ripples of magic exploded from the woman’s form silhouetted against the night sky.

Her spirit calls out—

the continuum answers,

benevolence found.

The solution came from above.

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© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

Images: Creative Commons Pixabay.com

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36 thoughts on ““The Prophecy,” A Flash Fiction/Senryu”

    1. Ohhh, thank you, Diana. I’m writing the Sisters of the Fey book and this could serve as the blurb! LOL! Writing away happily. Hope all is well with you. <3

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  2. Colleen, you weave great magic to combine both tanka and flash. Comets and constellations get us to look in the direction of where answers come from.

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