The Enchanted Garden – Flash Fiction

Meet me at eight, in the garden that does bring,
stories from childhood and memories of Spring

Charlotte read the note again – even though she had instantly known the location.

It was a special place she shared with her Grandmother. How could it be the same – with her gone?

Folding the papyrus paper, she descended the grassy staircase.

She thought of: the teddy bears picnic, looking for fairies, counting stars. All now a distant dream.

Charlotte stood in shock as she entered the clearing. Fairly lights lead the way to the patchwork blanket she'd helped her Grandmother make one year. Her eldest teddy bear placed on it, next to a feast of her favourite picnic food and…………Ben.

On one knee!

He said "I want you to fall in love with this place again.

With you dear Charlotte I feel like a King
So I told your father, you make my heart sing
With that he gave me his sincere blessing
To ask for your hand with your Grandmother’s ring”

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I am participating in my first Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a piece between 100 and 150 words (+- 25 words) inspired by the photo featured above.

Word Count: 175
Picture Credit: J.S. Brand

Read the other fantastic entries here
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Author: yearofvulnerability

Living life with a happy head and a childlike nature. I'm about fun, health and happiness. I enjoy writing, personal development, travelling, trying new things and being a life long-learner. This blog follows my year of vulnerability.

18 thoughts on “The Enchanted Garden – Flash Fiction”

  1. I think you nailed it. I was part of a flash group once but you had to hit the word target exactly. It was too much trouble trying to make your story end smoothly by adding or subtracting a couple of words. Especially when you got your story right and you were one word over.

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