Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: The Spirit Rocks

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There are two rocks in the field behind the cemetery. Everyone calls them the “Spirit Rocks” because they believe on every Summer Solstice, when the barrier between our and the spirit world is at its weakest, spirits would cross into our world to complete their businesses.

What kind of business? I have no idea. I know one thing. I don’t believe in spirit, at least not until I see them.

So that’s what I’ve set out to do this Solstice. Unfortunately, my nemesis of a brother has other things in mind. Oh, did I mention? We’re witches, at least, everyone seems to believe we have some kind of magical power.

“Face it Olivia,” Jake taunts as he stalks me through the cemetery. “You are just too chicken to unleash your power.” He’s not entirely wrong. I’m afraid but mostly, I just don’t know how.

“Leave me alone!” He chases me all the way to the rocks and I see it. The barrier, the great light between the rocks, the spirit world. Unfortunately, I didn’t see this coming.

(~175 Words)

I am participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer, where we write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) in length inspired by the photo prompt above.


I bet you have a million questions. I do too and that’s why I’ve decided to post a full-length version of this story and add it to my short story collection. This is just a snippet.

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: The Spirit Rocks

    1. Thank you.
      I’m going to post the complete story in a few days. Will it be okay for me to link the complete story in the inlinkz so some of the curious readers can find it?


      1. Rather than publishing the story itself in the InLinkz grid, post a link to your story with an explanation about the link so people will have the choice to go into the link and read it or not. I will allow it be done this way unless it causes problems, then I will have to ask you to stop.

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      2. Since your request is so new to me, I have been thinking about how best we can do this with your story and keep the FFfAW challenge posts somewhat separate. So if you have some ideas, let me know, I’m interested in hearing them.

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      3. I’m not really understanding, do you mean when you post your story you will put a link on the post to the longer version of the story? I guess I was thinking you were wanting an entirely separate story link on the grid besides your story.


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