Friday Fictioneers – The Wonky Wand

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz (the blue frog) on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

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PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

The wonky wand

The fairy’s name was Gwendolen. She was dumpy, her iridescent wings looked clumsy, and the star on her wand flickered.

“Oh bugger!” she said, “I’m stuck.” She glared at me. “As long as you’re watching, I can’t leave.”

I looked away.

“And I must recharge my wand. Please wish for something you want really badly.”

I wished, and felt a surge of energy, tingling like intense pins and needles.

“Wow!” I exclaimed.

Gwendolen had gone. I strolled to the hotel bar.

“Hi! Are you Fiona?”

He was tall, with a warm smile.

“Good luck!” Gwendolen’s voice whispered faintly in my imagination.

36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Wonky Wand

    • Well, you see, it’s usually the wishes of eight year old girls that power fairies’ wands. If a fairy uses the wish of a thirty year old singleton, it’s going to be a little different!
      Thanks for reading and commenting, Iain

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    • Dear Varad
      Thank you for reading and commenting.
      Friday Fictioneers being what it is, you may well feel that Fiona has been rash, and will come to a well-deserved end, but I am more optimistic (at least in this story!) There are no shower scenes in the back story even though the action takes place in a hotel.


    • Hi Moon!
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. Yes, Gwendolen’s wand is recharged. This FF story is a cut-down version of one I wrote years ago, which explained how wand recharging works.
      “Look, what I need to recharge my wand is someone who wants something really badly, really single-mindedly. Human girls are especially good at that. We offer to grant a wish. They think ‘Oh, I wish I had so-and-so!’, there’s a great surge of energy into the wand, and we use a little bit of that to grant the wish. The rest of the charge will last a month with careful use. If you humans understood properly how to harness the power of your dreams you’d be unstoppable. I don’t suppose you know any eight year old girls locally, do you?”
      All the best

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    • Dear Kelvin
      Thank you for reading and for commenting. It’s nice to indulge in a little wish-fulfilment every now and again, isn’t it? I think you’re right about dreams coming true. There’s a definite spark between the two!
      With best wishes

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    • In my backstory, yes, it does. Although as Gwendolen herself points out, she only made the introduction – everything else was down to the couple!
      Thanks for reading and commenting, Bjorn.


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