Hello and welcome to our eleventh week of flash fiction writing here at Mercurial Stories. This last weekend I bought a mood ring, a thin band that changes colors with my mood (okay, really it is my body temperature but it’s still pretty and entertains my students and children). I was fascinated by mood rings when I was a little child, believing it to be a real stone capable of shifting colors like the horse from the Wizard of Oz (also thought that was real).
There is something about remembering your past wonder that is intriguing so for this week’s prompt, I want you to remember something that you used to believe in as a child and write around that. You can write about your disillusionment or not but try to use your own personal, prior belief in something magic, something ridiculous (like how I used to think there was an American Indian tribe living in Walt Disney World- I was absolutely gullible). And then, like always, let the story go where it wants.
As always, 500 or less words due by Thursday 8 pm EST. Submit using whatever format suits you to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The playlist will be up tomorrow.
I look forward to seeing your stories. Now let’s get cracking.