Today, I am taking part in Alastair Forbes’ flash fiction challenge: Sunday Photo Fiction! The challenge is to write a story to go with the photo that uses about 200 words. I hope that you enjoy my bit of flash!
Music drifted in from outside indicating the celebration had begun. Aromas of food that had cooked all day filled the air and Arama’s stomach growled. She was finally old enough to join in the celebration, and she would hold the place of honor. She had to remain where she was until they called for her. She paced.
The elder Mateo came in, handed her a steaming cup, and told her to drink it down. It was sweet yet salty. “We will go shortly,” he said.
Her head started to feel woozy. Her vision sharpened and she could see a blue halo surrounding Mateo. She heard her name. Mateo moved towards her and with his hand on her elbow, he guided her outside.
The crowd opened up revealing an alter. “Lie down,” said Mateo. She obeyed. They covered her and chanting began. She felt a tingling throughout her body. The chanting got louder and louder, and reaching a crescendo abruptly stopped.
Mateo walked to the alter and removed the drape. There in place of Arama was a rose quartz angel. Removing the angel, he placed it in an alcove, where she would watch over the people for the next 100 years.
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I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash! Thank you for dropping on by today! May this Sunday be a special day for you! Be well! ^..^