FFftPP: Believe

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

“That’s it Jenny, go to your room at once!”

Alisha had had enough of five year old Jenny’s stories, constantly talking about purple-nosed pixies, dancing blue frogs and bubblegum mushrooms…insisting it was all real. Wait…blue frogs…why did that sound familiar? Maybe something she’d seen in a cartoon she watched once with her daughter.

Jenny was making her case once again.

“….jelly gardensΒ and marshmallow trees…”

Alisha suddenly sat down. It all came back to her now. When she was five she had gone to the basement on one of her exploring missions and had found this old book. She opened it and was transported to a land full of magic and fairies and the most unusual of goodies. She remembered her mother ignoring her excited narrations of her visits, until her sixth birthday when the magic stopped working. Her adventures soon became a lost dream, until now.

She went up to Jenny’s room, and there it was. You could see the corner of the folded yellow bookmark sticking out of the torn lining of the battered book.

“Do you believe me, Mama?” Jenny looked eagerly at her mother.

Alisha nodded, “Yes dear, I do.”

β€œBooks may well be the only true magic.”

– Alice Hoffman

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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18 Responses to FFftPP: Believe

  1. “What a wonderful story linking Mother and daughter, ” she smiled.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    That’s exciting, now the mother and daughter can experience this fairy world together. Somewhat like the Neverending story, although hopefully not as grim. Great job.

  3. The Voice says:

    Great story. This just reminded me of why I love to write. Nothing is so fertile as the unfettered imagination of a child. So sad that we often lose the love and belief in magic. And yeah, where on Earth have I seen a blue frog? πŸ˜‰

    • swritings says:

      Thank you! I was thinking of all those Enid Blyton fairy stories I read as a kid (especially the Faraway Tree series) while writing this..Haha! Maybe in what you thought was a dream?!😊🐸

  4. Awwww, this is so sweet! I love the imagination that created all these wonderful images. If only we had the imagination of a child. Loved the sweet-happy ending. Wonderful story!

  5. maria says:

    Awwee this is beautiful! I would love to get a hold of that book, too. A peak, please? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. jademwong says:

    Such a sweet and innocent story! There truly are few things more precious than a child’s imagination: pure, creative, and untamed. And what a gift it is to be able to help it grow through stories! Wonderful take on the prompt πŸ™‚

  7. Awww, beautiful! You’re a fabulous writer!

  8. rogershipp says:

    Having a book that allowed one to escape into a magical world…. could be awesome? Depending on the world? Great idea for flash!

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