The mage froze. He’d traveled the world, shadow and otherwise. Yet no one in the terrestrial world ever saw him, except for these two Twins.
They stared at him with fierce green eyes, daring him to step closer. One wiped a grubby hand over her cherry-flavored, dimpled chin and said, “Stay ‘r go. We’re in no mood, old man.” She clenched her tiny fist.
“Well then,” he stalled, “Will a song cheer you?”
“’Pends on the song,” said the other, raising one eyebrow.
“This is the song that does not end…” he croaked.
They listened, giggling, and joined in.*
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2022)
*Again, for your listening pleasure: 10 hours of Shari Lewis and Lambchop and friends singing “This is the Song That Doesn’t End”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U2zJOryHKQfand Hey! I guess this fits the prompt, too!!
Carrot Ranch Prompt (08/01/2022): Write a story that features someplace remote in 99 words (no more, no less). It can be a wild sort of terrain or the distance between people. What is the impact of a remote place? Go where the prompt leads!