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Continuing on this new idea of mine, here’s another entry from Cracked Flash Fiction Competition. This one is from 28 May and deals with the Dullahan. The prompt was: ‘Don’t feel bad. I’m pretty hard to kill.’ The Dullahan immediately came to mind after a tweet I’d read on #FolkloreThursday not too long before this prompt came my way. I’d been doing research on the fierce Faery creature and one thing led to another…

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Dark Knight

By Ronel Janse van Vuuren

‘Don’t feel bad. I’m pretty hard to kill.’

I couldn’t believe it. After I’d thrown everything I had at him, the jerk was still laughing. And alive.

The black steed with fiery eyes snorted impatiently.

To read this story and others like it, get Twisted Tales now. https://www.books2read.com/u/m2v961

Twenty-four flash fiction tales filled with folklore and mythology, creeping in on the edges of nightmares, and twisting around the various sub-genres of fantasy.

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Though this story neither placed nor won, I still like it. What do you think? Is there anything you’d change or add?

“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius.

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