The Revenant #FridayFictioneers

She lit the candle on the windowsill and bent to slip on her mud-caked shoes.
“What would happen I followed you?” I asked.
She plucked the candle out of its holder and looked back at me.  “Do you know the story about the goose, you know, the one who laid the golden eggs?”
“Yeah, I remember it,” I said.
“Then go on to bed, my love. See you in a few nights.”
She pressed her lips to mine before slipping into the dark.  I glanced at the other candle, sighed, and swept up the dirt she’d tracked in.

———

I return after two years!   I have also recruited my friend Brian, and I look forward to what he comes up with.  Anyway…Every Friday, writers from all around the world write 100 word (or thereabouts) flash fiction based on a photo posted that Wednesday on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.

I welcome constructive criticism; without it I cannot grow as a writer.  The weekly photo that inspired this story is below:

 

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About glossarch

The word "glossarch" doesn't exist. At least, not yet. But let's pretend it does for a second. The first part is "gloss," a word that comes to us from Ancient Greek via Latin and English. It means "language." The second part also comes from Ancient Greek and can mean "having power over." So "glossarch" means simply "language controller." So what am I doing making up words? Well, I made up an entire language once. It's called Angosey. So I'm the Glossarch of Angosey. I'm currently a doctorate student in volcano seismology (a branch of geophysics). I enjoy writing fiction and poetry, launching balloons, programming, and hanging out with my lovely wife! Follow me on Twitter! Writing and language creation: @glossarch Balloons and science: @bovineaerospace
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14 Responses to The Revenant #FridayFictioneers

  1. Varad says:

    This is well written. Am i right in suspecting an affair between them?

  2. pennygadd51 says:

    I like the way you imply that the golden eggs are her sexual favours; with the corresponding implication that she is going to share someone else’s bed tonight, and if the narrator doesn’t like that, she’ll leave him. You’ve written the tale delicately and delightfully.

  3. Dear Danny,

    I wasn’t sure who the revenant was, the woman from the other side or the writer who has been MIA for two years. Two years? Really?
    Seriously, I enjoyed your speculative tale and am very pleased to see you back among us.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  4. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Nicely written piece that left me with so many questions. I like that.

  5. subroto says:

    Nicely done with a touch of mystery in the tale.

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