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“Ancient Truths” – Flash Fiction

It’s the beginning of a new year and I’m thrilled to be writing flash fiction again. Our resident flash fiction guru, Charli Mills, is back in action at Carrot Ranch.com. Thank goodness. Check out the rules below:

January 3, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a character who looks back. It can be a metaphorical reflection or a glance in the rear-view mirror. Who is looking back, and why? Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by January 8, 2019.

Many of you know that I’ve been working on a book called, “The Sisters of the Fey – Genesis.” My inspiration for the story and characters came from seven other “writerly” friends. We even created a mystical blog together called… The Sisters of the Fey.com. Stop by and visit.

The eight of us are featured characters in this book. I think after this book is published, you will have great fun trying to figure out which character belongs to which writer.

So, to start my new book teasing process early, I’ve written a flash fiction piece that I hope will entice you into wanting more of this story. The setting is ancient Russia, on the shores of the Volga River…

“Ancient Truths”

Staring into the river, Dennitsa felt the ancient memories drag her back into the past. As if she had lived long ago, the hazy recollections played out in her mind.

The truth stared her in the face. The Slavic witches were descended from the flying dragons who were the spirits of the fallen angels. They had tumbled out of the skies at the beginning of time. Those spirits copulated with human women, creating offspring who were known as the Vedma. The Vedma became the female witches, and the Leshovik became the dragon men.

Dennitsa had been born a witch!

© 2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

I’m still dreaming of snow…

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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25 Comments

  1. Fantastic! I’m always amazed at how much can be told in 99 words. 💕🤗💕

  2. Pingback: Looking Back « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  3. Epic flash, Colleen! I love how you unfolded all of time in a single moment, a glance back that leads to identity. Wishing you the best as you write deeply into this series!

  4. I love the magic and lore in this piece, Colleen. The book sounds like it’s going to be great fun. Great little tease!

  5. Love it, sis. <3

  6. A great flash, Colleen. The words are rich and fulfilling.

  7. Female witches and dragon men. What a strong premise for a fantasy! Best wishes and hugs.

  8. Fabuloussssssss Sis. I can’t wait to read it!!!!!! <3 xx

  9. We haven’t had snow here either.
    Your compilation sounds interesting Colleen

  10. Rock those 99 words! You are becoming such a weaver of tales… but then again, you WERE born a witch, a word witch!! <3

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