Title: The Heiress
Type: Flash Fiction
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
The fairy godmother was getting surly about this wish business. Damn the KPI! Today was the nadir of her career; any lower requires excavation. She had been assigned a charge from a quaint village so far-flung it took her days of travelling.
Reader, make no mistake – she’s a fairy, not a god.
Upon reaching her destination, the fairy godmother was surprised to see her charge peering from the window. Even more surprising was when her charge burst out of the door.
“Are you my fairy godmother?”
That’s a first.
“Yes, child – ”
“I want to be a fairy godmother like you too!” the girl interrupted her.
“It doesn’t work – hold on,” she reflected. The rules forbade abusing fairy powers, but not transferring. She grinned.
“Here, child, I’ll give you my powers. You’re now officially a fairy godmother! What’s your name, child?”
Reader, now presenting – Maleficent!
It’s a silly little story I thought of at work, as I planned for the photo prompt. I intended to make it as ridiculous as possible and would have added a few more howlers, except that one of the restrictions of the prompt is the word count (150 word limit).
Elements from modern work life, Jane Austen’s style of free indirect speech and Disney’s feature film coalesce into this silly tale and I was snickering as I wrote the story.
All in all, I really had fun writing this whilst keeping it within the word limit. If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.
Prompt: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #23