This story was written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’s weekly flash fiction prompt, Friday Fictioneers. She provides us with a photo prompt as inspiration, and we get 100 words to tell a story. This week’s photo comes from Jan Marler Morrill. Click on the blue frog below to read other stories or to add your own! Also, be sure to check out Rochelle’s blog, Addicted to Purple, and her published works, including Please Say Kaddish for Me!
Nightmares & Dreams
“There is a street in Greece where your eyes barely see the cobblestones, though your feet feel them, and there, a blue door, obscured by vines—”
“Not again with the ‘blue door covered in vines,’ Pop,” Mom said.
“Oscured by vines,” five-year-old Elsa corrected.
Grandpa continued: “I opened that door.”
“What’d you see?” I asked.
“Things more wonderful than I’d imagined. Things more terrible than I’d feared.”
Elsa’s eyes widened.
“Pop,” Mom said. “Right before bed?”
“Tell us,” I urged.
“I can’t tell all of it. But I can tell of one creature, wonderful and terrible: the Garsnatch.”