Beginnings

100-word Flash Fiction. #FridayFictioneers

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The dreamer awakened and looked at his clan gathered under the full moon. All eyes were on him, waiting, hopeful. Since the last winter solstice, they suffered flood and hunger. Two of their most venerable wise women passed to the otherworld.

He turned to his initiate. “Tell the people my dream words.”

“You saw the underbelly of a broken, dying mushroom. But, it is as a basket. It gathers water and carries life; it nourishes new seeds. We will endure in the Windabbei Forest. Gornahl is with daughter.”

“She is Bravwen. One day she will lead us. We leave tomorrow.”

***

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21 thoughts on “Beginnings”

  1. I agree. You really looked at the photo and saw that crappy mushroom as a basket! Terrific story – weird interpretation of a dream (weird idea of a dream about a broken mushroom!), but it worked wonderfully.
    Lindaura

  2. Really nice mythology, great dialog and a fantastic take on the prompt. The only thing that tripped me up was “Since the last winter solstice, they suffered flood” but that might be because I’m in Canada and winter always mean cold and frozen to me. I do realize some other (lucky) people would have it differently.

  3. “You saw the underbelly of a broken, dying mushroom. But, it is as a basket. It gathers water and carries life; it nourishes new seeds.” That was a lovely counter to the darkness of the story. Very nice!

  4. A great take on this week’s prompt.
    Some great imagery in your 100 words, my favourite being, “You saw the underbelly of a broken, dying mushroom. But, it is as a basket. It gathers water and carries life; it nourishes new seeds.”
    Such a positive outlook on a somewhat sorrowful photo.

  5. You brought me to a whole different world, thanks. Like most of everyone else who commented, I loved what he saw in the broken mushroom cap.

  6. Wow! Thanks everyone for the comments. (Sorry, I didn’t respond sooner.) This challenge is such fun! I appreciate all the feedback! You are all most kind. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s challenge!

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