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For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, the flame can only linger a short while.
Here’s my contribution:
According To Plan
“The thing about magic,” Sophie shared while setting two oil lamps upon the table. She produced a lighter, brought life to one and repositioned the hurricane glass.
“…not the slight-of-hand stuff, I mean the real thing…” She exhaled a kiss against the glass and the flame shimmered. “Pay attention.” Sophie began to blow and the flame quivered, then, simply snuffed out.
With a finger snap another flame licked to life in the second vessel, only this conjured tongue cast thick shadows.
“…it doesn’t always go according to plan.”
The shadows melded.
“And sometimes, it does.”