Friday Fictioneers 6/22 – via Madison Woods

-Tiny Wonders

Fragile, delicate, unconfined, she pauses to rest her weary mind.     The gentle sound of water against rock is soothing in the unfamiliar landscape.  Giggling, she dips her tiny feet in the cool water.  Timidly moving between the rocks, she’s careful not to slip and fall.  Her curiosity is awakened by something hovering near a rock.

“Look mama. What is it?”

-“I think it’s a dragonfly honey.”

“It doesn’t look like a dragon. Can dragons fly?”

-“If a dragon has wings it can fly.”

“Oh, the dragon is flying away.”

-“Wave good-bye and then we’ll go home.”

“OK, bye dragonfly.”


Every Wednesday visit Madison Wood’s site to see the picture prompt for the week’s 100-word writing challenge.  Write a 100-word story or poem that’s inspired by the picture.  Post the writing on your blog.  On Friday post a link to your blog entry in the comments section of her Friday Fictioneers post.

This is my post for this week…. Your feedback and comments are welcome.


About Karmic Diva

I'm a song in the key of life, a work in progress, a diamond in the rough. I write, scribble, babble and doodle endlessly. I'm here to love and learn. -Karmic Diva-

Posted on June 21, 2012, in Flash Fiction, Photography, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. I was just watching dragon flies today, flying from the treetops where I was standing into an open valley- they can fly high, those little guys!

  2. That was super sweet. Just adorable. 🙂

  3. Snippets of life – captured in words. Nice 🙂

  4. Reading this was like a short vacation. Instant relaxation. Thank you! Well done.

  5. Amazing shot and thoughtful post.

  6. Oh so sweet. I like the simplicity of the story. Mine is here and linked too:

  7. Cute. I like the play on words: dragonfly – a dragon that flies.

  8. Beautiful. The first paragraph seemed to be about the damselfly, very lovely writing, followed by sweet dialogue in a nice little slice of life.

  9. very sweet scene you painted there 🙂

  10. Very sweet. That conversation is so authentic–exactly the kind of discussion that happens with a precocious preschooler.

  11. Lora Mitchell

    Cute take on the prompt. I’m #2 on the list.

  12. This was very good. I thought that you were talking about the damselfly at first, then realized that it was a little girl. It was beautifully done. You changed from past tense to present in the first paragraph. Was that intentional, or a typo? Either past or present would be good, but I’m not too sure about both together. I would go for the present. However, you’re the writer! Your call! Really liked the story, though. Mine’s on the list.

  13. i can feel the child-essence in it. please consider changing the line of falling between the cracks. it doesn’t sound very original. i know you can make up your own way of saying that without a phrase that’s been used so often.

  14. Thanks for taking a look. I always appreciate your feedback. I’ll work on it.

  15. A gentle tale that makes us wonder at first from whose perspective aare we looking. i like how you engineered that. Soft and sweet. You enfolded the essence of childhood and carefully let us look in on her thoughts.



  16. Very sweet and the essence of the childish perspective in that they are interested until instructed to do something else … thanks for stopping by mine too 🙂

  17. A sweet story and somehow relaxing.

  18. I first read this and thought the speech came from the dragonfly. I thought that whimsical and lovely… then it was a child and I thought, Kate, you have one weird imagination! 😉 I like it. 🙂

  19. I wanted it to read like it was the dragonfly talking but then again dragonflies don’t talk. haha

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