From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by.
For years, this has been her morning routine. Waiting for the sun to hung just above the trees underneath the blue sky that stretched to the horizon, smelling the faint aroma of summer leaves brought by soft southern winds, and watching mortals waking up to another mundane day.
“Why can’t we go out by day mother? Would we burn like vampires?” Belle asked.
“Silly thing, no dear, we won’t.” her mom whispered.
“Then why can’t we?” she probed.
“It’s not the sun that we should fear, dear. Humans are far more terrifying than anything. Their world runs on selfishness, greed, and deceit; trusting them would be suicide. One second they’re all smiles but by the time you bare your heart open, they’ll renounce you and burn you with those scornful eyes. I should know.”
Her mom said it with such intense feelings that she wondered what kind of past did she have.
“Now off to bed, child.”
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Here’s my take for Mondays Finish the Story weekly prompt.
This week’s story begins with: “From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by.”
Mondays Finish the Story is a unique flash fiction challenge hosted by Barbara Beacham where they provide you with a new photo each week and the first sentence of a story. The challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!
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