Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers – A Sleep Like Death


” What should we do tonight? ” Brian asked his wife Kate.

” I don’t know babe” Kate replied “Same thing we do every night after supper?”

“Nah, it’s such a nice night outside, lets go take Kreacher and Daisy for a walk. There getting fat. You give them too many table scraps.”

Brian and Kate embarked on a walk in the forest by their house. The dogs were running all over and chasing each other until they came upon a wealth of mysterious plants. Kreacher sniffed at one then snorted and walked away. 

“What’s this?” remarked Kate, ” It’s growing all over. I’ve never seen it before, and we’ve lived here ten years.”

“Huh” Brian said and began to finger one of the plants. But when he looked up both the dogs and Kate had collapsed on the forest floor where they breathed deeply in sleep. Brian yawned, and fought the wave of lethargy overtaking his body before he too slept. 

A passing sorcerer smiled darkly at the sleeping bodies. Didn’t they understand, they had crossed into her backyard –an enchanted forest. Any human or beast who smelled her favourite flowers fell into a sleep like death. No telling, who or what would wake them. Certainly, not her. 

  
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26 thoughts on “Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers – A Sleep Like Death”

  1. Spooky story Mandi! The evil sorcerer put them all to sleep and now they have to wait for the magic fairy to come and wake them up and to destroy the evil sorcerer and his plants. Wonderful story! (Thanks for the sweet comment).

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  2. They are doomed! They should’ve stayed in and watched something on Netflix 😛

    How spooky to think the sorcerer has nothing else planned for them. She’s completely indifferent, which is most terrifying. Great job!

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