August 23- Flash Fiction – Magic

Charli’s prompt this week:

August 23, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes magic. It can be a supernatural force, a moment or idea, or use it as a verb. Go where the prompt leads.

Sleight Fright

“Think of a name.”
Deanna held her chosen name tightly in her mind and nodded.
“Think of an object related to that name.”
She self-consciously touched her wrist, where her watch was.
Except it wasn’t there.
Where was it? It was the only thing she had left of him.
“I believe you were thinking of Peter, and his black diver’s watch, am I right?”
The magician held out a watch.
Sleight of hand or magic, she didn’t know, but Deanna didn’t wait to find out. She rushed to the front, snatched the watch and rushed out of the building.

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. manyofus1980
    Sep 26, 2018 @ 05:41:52

    Love this ritu! Very good! ❤

    Liked by 1 person


  2. anuragbakhshi
    Aug 29, 2018 @ 07:36:54

    Some intense love there…and longing.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Charli Mills
    Aug 28, 2018 @ 06:32:16

    A well played trick, and yet a deeply felt response. Good contrast between the action and emotion, Ritu!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Norah
    Aug 27, 2018 @ 08:06:58

    A magician removed my watch once and I didn’t even notice. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  5. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Aug 26, 2018 @ 08:43:45

    Oh, just a few short words and they say so much. It’s magic!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Ruchira Khanna
    Aug 26, 2018 @ 04:22:05

    The need of the world…wish it could eradicate all that we wish for…sigh!

    Good take 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  7. syl65
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 22:38:09

    Some illusionist are truly convincing Sister!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Erika Kind
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 20:12:37

    Magicians can be scary indeed!

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Molly Stevens - Shallow Reflections
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 18:28:09

    A magician on steroids, Ritu. Not only snatches her watch but her thoughts, too! Well done.

    Liked by 2 people


  10. Jacquie Biggar
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 18:28:06

    Magicians always freak me out. They seem to travel an invisible line, one between light and darkness!

    Liked by 1 person


  11. willowdot21
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 16:40:00

    I really liked that Sis 💜

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 15:11:38


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  13. Neha Sharma
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 15:10:33

    This is really well-penned, Ritu! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  14. Jennie
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 13:59:36

    This was good, Ritu!

    Liked by 1 person


  15. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 13:58:22

    Ah, I might just react the same way if a magician took my watch. Great piece, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


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