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This was my entry for Cracked Flash Fiction Competition on the 8th of April. The prompt was: “Oh, everyone just thought you were crazy.”

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Trickster

By Ronel Janse van Vuuren

‘Oh, everyone just thought you were crazy,’ the green-skinned Pixie said, grinning from ear-to-ear. ‘I mean, who would’ve thought that a knight would have such a great singing-voice?’

The pounding in Dylan’s ears drowned out the music, the laughter of the partygoers and everything else except for Michael’s face. He wanted to draw his sword and…

Exhaling slowly, he brought his feelings under control.

‘Really? And here I thought that someone would’ve figured out that it was one of your pranks,’ he answered, trying his best to sound bored.

Michael kept on laughing.

A pretty girl with pointy ears offered them a tray filled with sparkly drinks. Dylan accepted one and so did the Pixie. Grinning, the knight downed his. The trickster next to him never even noticed when his drink went from green to blue.

‘The drinks aren’t supposed to react like that…’ the pretty waitress said worriedly next to Dylan as they watched Michael’s antics among the patrons of the Fae-only club.

He chuckled as the trickster did backflips and only spoke in word salad. The drink had caused him to live through every prank he’d ever pulled. Dylan couldn’t wait until Michael started to sing everything he wanted to say – just like he had to only hours earlier.

‘Don’t worry. He’s just a little crazy.’

I had a lot of fun writing this story for Cracked Flash Fiction Competition on a week I’m not judging. 

With all the stress of getting all of my A-to-Z-Challenge posts ready, posted on time, visiting a lot of blogs and answering comments I thought it would be fun to go to a party and just let go…

Isn’t it fun when a trickster gets a bit of their own medicine? What do you think of this story? Anything you’d add or change? I always appreciate feedback, so leave your thoughts in the comments.

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