Every Friday, writers from around the globe join to write tiny tales in response to a photo prompt posted on Rochelle’s blog. It takes discipline to write a piece using only 100 words! It’s also fun to take part in the blog hop and to read the stories written by everyone else. 🙂

As we’re gearing up to launch Mosaic of Light in just 10 days’ time, I (Joanna) will do my best to visit those of you who are kind enough to comment on our stories. Thanks for your forbearance if I don’t get to your blog straight away!

Hope you enjoy our stories, even though we don’t feel they’re our best work. 😉

This week’s photo prompt has been supplied by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Image (C) Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Image (C) Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Joanna’s story ~ ‘The Wind Beneath Their Wings’

Angelique heard the engine stutter, saw the sudden bloom of flame. Acrid black smoke churned from beneath the wing. Around her, passengers screamed, a baby wailed, a man fainted.

Confusion. Panic. Drinks upset, food trampled; people everywhere, pushing and pulling, survival of the fittest.

Angelique remained serene. Spiralling her mind outward, she guided the pilot’s actions, calmed the co-pilot’s scattered thoughts, filled the aircraft with soothing light.

The damaged engine was isolated. The instruments normalised. The plane was back under control.

A young girl peeked over the seat in front of Angelique, and stared at her. “Pretty wings,” she whispered. “Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone there’s an angel on board.”

[111 words – some people believe 111 is an angel number, so for once I have deliberately exceeded 100 words!]


Ron’s poem ~ ‘Land, Sea and Air’

Silently passing above and below
Lifting pulling
Pushing me on
Further away than I have known
Over lands I’ll never walk
Unseen so needed
Connects back home

White horses and pushing clouds
Hair ruffled
Moving all unseen
Pulled in, pushed out, driving on
Powering on through
Left behind with you
With me everywhere

Touches us with distance between
Leaving exhaled
Into a mist
Seen through so unnoticed
Me not fulfilled
Outside this cocoon
Breathe together again

[76 words]



The tales written by other writers who’ve taken part this week can be found by clicking the blue frog below.

If you’d like to read any of our earlier stories, they can be found here and on our old blog.

We hope you enjoyed these tiny tales! If you like writing and want to take part in Fictioneers, please visit Rochelle’s blog for the “how to” guide. 🙂

All are welcome!

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