Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

A quote: “Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I’ll start with a story …

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“Ready?”

He takes a last look around, feeling the pang of leaving; of all the books he cannot take. She smiles in sympathy.

“We need to travel light and fast. At least you have all your work.”

His hands travel lightly over the coat he wears, all his years of research and careful calculations sewn into the lining.

“It will get us where we need to go. After that, well, we’ll see what happens.”

They step out on the porch, no need to lock the door. She laughs, “Do you know how hard it was to locate frankincense and myrrh?”

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Now, it’s your turn.
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  • Stephen Miller says:

    The light on the snow was near enough to daylight, though the moon was nothing more than a sliver. Running Bear stepped out into the clearing, staring up at the dazzling stranger in the eastern sky. He scarcely noticed White Dove approaching beside him until she touched his arm. “What does it mean?” she whispered.

    Every lesson he had absorbed from old Tall Eagle seemed to run through his head at once, and nothing fit. What he found instead was a strange certainty. “He is going to change…everything.”

    “Who?”

    Running Bear could only shrug. “The boy under that star.”

  • Michael Hiteshew says:

    A quote: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~Arthur C Clarke.

  • Newtonius says:

    First Christmas (a modern version). It’s just after midnight, the bar has closed, and Gabe and Rafa are barreling down a narrow, winding country road. Rafa says, “That’s the brightest star I have ever seen.”
    Gabe, at the wheel, throws an empty beer can out the window and says, “Rafa, I think you’re drunk.”
    Rafa says, “How much farther?”
    “About a mile or so,” answers Gabe.
    “Don’t you think you should slow down a little?”
    Gabe laughs and says, “Easy, greasy, we’ve got a long way left to slide.”
    Rafa says, “Well, that’s all we’ve been doing on this sheet of ice for the last fifteen minutes.” A few seconds later, he shouts, “There they are! Slow down!”
    Braking and swerving to a stop, Gabe and Rafa get out and approach a man and woman standing next to their disabled car.
    The man says, “I’m Joe. This is my wife Mary. We skidded on the ice. We’re not hurt, but we could use a lift.”
    Mary says, “I’m about to deliver a baby. Can you take us to a hospital?”
    Joe turns to her and says, “How did you get pregnant?”
    Gabe says, “Joe, why are you in a state of denial? Don’t you remember the dream you had when I spoke to you?” Joe looks down.
    Rafa says, “There isn’t any hospital for miles.”
    “What will we do?” says Mary. “The baby is coming right now.”
    “See that bright star?” says Gabe. “There’s a farmhouse below it. The three of you can spend the night there.”
    Mary says, “It’s too far away. I’ll never make it in time.”
    Gabe says, “Come with us. We’ll be there in seconds.”
    And so the archangels Gabriel and Raphael speedily delivered the Virgin Mary and her husband Joseph to a warm and safe place to await the birth of the Christ child.

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