I’ll be honest: I got a bit behind with #FlashFicHive this week thanks to a bout of flu. Feeling better for the first time in a week, I finally got up to speed last night.
I decided to go really dark…
Nightmare beneath the Elms
By Ronel Janse van Vuuren
Living in the forest has long been a taboo. Yet Danni had no choice. Only her tattoo kept her safe from the monsters.
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I know the freezing fingers reference came from my own experience typing this winter. The rest? Probably a remnant of my foggy flu mind. At only 459 words I’m sure I can shorten it a lot – or turn it into a much longer short story (or perhaps a novel?).
Anyhow, I’m happy with the imagery and a new dimension to Faerie I’ve created in this story. Who knew Dryads could become all dark and twisty?
So for those who don’t know:
Dryads are the nymphs of trees. They have a body outside of the tree, but they’re always connected to their tree (that’s why they are tethered to the land their tree grows in).
Ankou is the king of the dead – all who are Fae and die are taken by him (or Dullahans) to his realm.
Dark Fae are considered the bad guys in Faerie and serve the Dark King.
What do you think? Is there something you’d add/change?
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