Sunday Photo Fiction: The Elven Healer

Thank you to Alistair Forbes for hosting SPF.


A Mixed Bag


Their enemies were close, Kaleen could smell them. They reeked of blood and the putrid stench of those who had not bathed; the gremlin’s mission was death to all elves.

Kaleen knew the elves were strong. Hardened warriors, both men and women. Kaleen was a significant force in the war because she had healing magic; few elves possessed healing powers.

Though many elven warriors lay at death doors, Kaleen held her hands tight against their wounds, chanting magic incantations her Grandmother once taught her, and healing them. Kaleen also knew which plants would aid her own healing.

At the moment, she was trying to escape the gremlins with a young dying healer named Liam. The enemy had snuck up on Liam as he slept. Kaleen had half-carried him to a part of the woods where the aloe vera plants thrived. 

Kaleen cut a leaf of an aloe vera plant, allowing its juice to drip into Liam’s deep wound. She chanted using every bit of her magic. Later, she awoke, thinking, she must have passed-out. Healing a healer was difficult and used a great amount of energy. 

She was caught of guard as she arose. Liam was gone and two gremlins sneered, glaring at Kaleen. She drew her enchanted sword, releasing fire globes from her free hand, powerful magic not to heal, but to kill.


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

19 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: The Elven Healer

  1. Graham Lawrence July 3, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Cool. Elves and Gremlins. Where can I read the rest? Great storytelling 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 July 3, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Haha. Thank you Graham. I was thinking they might be cool characters to use again, if I remember them 🙂


  2. clcouch123 July 3, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    There’s magic, and there’s magic. A time to heal, a time (when pressed) to kill. Kaleen is impressive for knowing well which time is which.

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    • mandibelle16 July 3, 2016 / 10:40 pm

      Thanks Keith. Happy you liked this fantasy piece 🙂


  3. ceayr July 5, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Nicely done, Amanda, I felt myself galloping along slightly breathlessly.
    A lot of adventure in a short piece.

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    • mandibelle16 July 5, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      Thank you CE, happy you liked it. I was definitely going for that adventure factor 🙂


  4. Sunday Fiction July 8, 2016 / 10:48 am

    I really like that Mandi. Good descriptions and the setting was very fantasy. Awesome.

    Liked by 1 person

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