June 10, 2021, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a new way to office. Has the office changed? Can we return to normal after big changes or time away? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by June 15, 2021.
“Hello, Judith? Gather the others and meet me out back in half an hour.”
Macy hung up her phone. Productivity at fairy headquarters had slowed during the human pandemic. When the humans quit believing in magic, the fabric of fairy reality faded. The fey hid in the otherworld, waiting. Today, Macy aimed to fix the problem.
The fey folk assembled in the meadow, their new home office. They joined hands and danced. Macy said the magic words:
fairy dance rhythms drift sacred smoke linger—cleansing belief in magic fiery memory's return summer solstice fires burn
Slowly the veil lifted…
©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro
Our belief in magic is restored with a little help from the Japanese tanka. How cool is that?