FFftPP – Magic

“We were within a mile-and-a-half of the service roads when we found it. It was mostly buried next to a river with only a small part sticking up. I started digging and there it was!”

Robert showed me the perfect Indian artifact that he had found on his camping trip. I was amazed that this 100+ year old pot wasn't broken or even chipped.

It was obvious that this was a real treasure to him and the smile on his face confirmed it.

He handed me this beautiful pot and I fingered it carefully, running my fingers over the designs on the side. The pottery piece was a beautiful specimen. I handed it back to Robert.

He excitedly took the pot in his hands but suddenly dropped it. It fell to the floor into a thousand tiny pieces. His face turned into a grimace and he was about to start crying.

I reached down and touched all the pieces and said a few words. The pot magically came back together and was perfect again. I picked it up and handed it to the delighted little boy.


This is my 171 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. We are given a prompt photo and approximately 200 words with which to create our stories. For more information, click HERE.

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68 thoughts on “FFftPP – Magic

  1. What a twist to the ending! Wondering if ‘you’ might be the shaman’ of the village where the pot was made? Thanks for participating this week. Hope to see you next!

  2. Ahh, so glad you included that little twist at the end there. Would have been so sad if the little boy had to live with knowing he accidentally broke the pot!

    P.S. I submitted something to your flash fiction challenge (my first time!) and it was so much fun coming up with an idea. Thanks for the invite to join. You can bet I’ll be there every week if Life is willing!

  3. Wow! I read your comments that it’s partially true! What a treasure! Did he see whether it glows in the middle of the night? πŸ˜„ Maybe it could bring him back to the past and forth! Oh mind… Where is my mind roaming to? This great such a magical story. πŸ˜„

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