It’s that Friday Fictioneers feeling once again: writers of varying stripes come together under a shared banner and have fun writing flash fiction inspired by Madison Woods’s photo prompt. Here’s this weeks’:
Madison’s site hosts the original image along with her story. Other authors’ stories will be linked in the comments section there. Here’s the link to follow:
Below is my entry for this week. I hope you enjoy and, just as before, I am always very happy to receive comments and feedback/critique. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
The Morpheus Piper
In the Place Beyond I am deified, a saviour of souls. Their laughter and song manifest in a pleasant haze of synaesthesia, rich colours swirling along the edges of my reverie. Suddenly, the pipes tremble insistently in their nook, reminding me that my time as a Morpheus Piper is not yet at an end. I stir from my bed of silken dreamthreads and begin a melody to part the veil.
In the cities, I am a ragged vagabond, beneath notice and so free to seek the Pained Ones. The first is on the Rainbow Bridge, distraught. And the last is no better, a pistol clutched with fevered hands. Seven in all, they resonate variously to the tune of solitude. I play counterpoint on my pipes and discord becomes harmony as I lead them to their Place Beyond.