“The Feather,” Flash Fiction

August 23, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes magic. It can be a supernatural force, a moment or idea, or use it as a verb. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by August 28, 2018.


I finished my gardening chores and wrapped the hose into a coil. There on the ground was a tiny grey feather. I picked it up and placed it under my gloves on the table for safe keeping.

I walked toward the front garden where my daylilies drooped. I held the spray over the plants, and there on the ground was another gray feather!

I hurried to retrieve the first feather, but it was gone. It was then, the magic of the moment struck me. Without a doubt, this feather had wanted me to find it. What could it mean?

true story

A memoirist I will never be, but nevertheless, this happened to me last week. There is plenty of evidence that finding a feather (or a magical one, as I did) represents some good omens.


Two days later, I found a black feather, much larger, lodged in the rocks across from where I sit on my patio. Coincidence? Not to this fairy whisperer…

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    1. I know these feathers were a sign from above. You know how you wonder if you are on the right path sometimes? I think I got my answer. It was a real thrill. ❤


    1. I was shocked to say the least. I worried that I was on the right path. Two feathers gave me the answers I needed. 😀 ❤


  1. Messages in the feathers!! I love that, Colleen! ❤ I always make sure that there wasn't a bunch of feathers together, because it meant the strayed cat was naughty, I love finding little feathers. ❤ ❤


      1. Lol, since the GDPR came along, I get about 100 spams daily! Before that I had maybe 5 per week. You must clean it up daily or it will pile up. ❤


    1. Exactly! I do seem to hover between the dimensions. Although, it could be that I’m experiencing my second childhood and that works too! LOL! 💜🦄🔮


  2. Feathers are powerful signs, Colleen. Some friends let me hunt their agate beach up toward Copper Harbor before he had to go to the Milwaukee VA for cancer treatment. I found an eagle feather that day! I gave it to him and we all found hope and peace in that message.


    1. Ohhh, an eagle feather is powerful! Prayers for your friend. I’m from Milwaukee. That’s quite a trip! Wow. ❤️


    1. Ohhh, lovely. That comes with a special message too. I bet it was beautiful! Lucky you! 😍❤️


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