Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #11


Photo by Ekrulila from Pexels

The Holy Knight’s Quest

He unfurled the map but no sooner had he absentmindedly let go to scratch his nose did the map rolled up again.

Annoyed, he took a dragon-summoning flute and an angelic feather bracelet to use as paperweights, keeping the blasted map flat on his bench. Highly unorthodox, not to mention very flippant, to use such mighty weapons as paperweights; the High Priestess of Unicorn would have frowned disapprovingly. But the flute and the bracelet were closest things at hand.

Absentmindedly scratching his nose in bliss, he studied the map again, refusing to give up.

Instead of the usual  cardinal directions of Heart’s Desire, Mind’s Distraction, Heart’s Hatred and Mind’s Centre, the map’s cardinal directions were North, East, South and West. If that did not compound matters, the distances most certainly would.

What on Shangri-La was kilometres? Why could the map not use the standard Flying Griffin Steps?

This Holy Call was certainly the most arduous task he was ever commanded to perform, finding the mystical place revelled as Earth in search of the Green Mermaid of Coffee, the legendary Starbucks.

He should have volunteered to put down the Eternal Phoenix rebellion in blazing Heart’s Hatred of Shangri-La instead.

(198 words)

I have always wanted to try my hand at fantasy, both the creation of a fantastic world and a story. Quite a humorous story and I had quite a laugh as I edited the story. Personally, I enjoyed writing and reading it.

And of course, COFFEE! Though not necessary Starbucks, but that is the single most iconic symbol when it comes to coffee. Plus there are mermaids involved. Enough said.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in these challenges so far. Your posts have been very creative. I hope this week’s image will also generate some great posts as well.

If this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.

Prompt: Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #11