#FinishOffFridays Flash Fiction: Shadows Are Beings Too #amwriting #flashfiction


Thanks to Lorraine of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting: 

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Credit: Lorraine

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Great green leafy trees are reflected on the lagoons glimmering surface. High above the actual trees dance in the breeze, drooping, almost as if to kiss the water with their branches. On the shore are large rocks which I take and skip across the lagoon. The mermaids will love me for this.

I continue to skip rocks until a few lovely mermaids pop their heads out of the forest lagoon and give me dirty looks. They hope it’s Peter, but when they see it’s only Peter’s shadow, they roll their eyes diving back under the water beneath the lillypads and floating flowers.

No one anywhere thinks much of a shadow and they don’t realize shadows are beings too. So the mischief in me has unsewn myself from Peter Pan. He’s been chasing me all day but I’m quicker and smarter than he. It’s why I decided he should take a trip home to a little girl I fancy; she is called Wendy. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

13 thoughts on “#FinishOffFridays Flash Fiction: Shadows Are Beings Too #amwriting #flashfiction

  1. Love the cheeky shadow you just wrote about here! Wonder if this is how middle children feel in families- overshadowed by older and younger siblings? The mermaids rolling eyes got me thinking like that. Love this story!

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  2. Wonderful take on the prompt — a unique perspective. I love the imagery of Peter Pan chasing his shadow, and it’s the shadow, not Peter, who has his eye on Wendy. Nicely done.
    Thanks for participating — I enjoy your responses to my prompts.

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