Disappeared 49

Bunch of carrots

Carrots. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons

This was a complete surprise! I thought there was no way this week’s prompt from Charli Mills, at Carrot Ranch, would work in my on-going serial, at this dire point in the story. But I was wrong! Please see below, and if you want more context, click to earlier installments of the story, or enter “Disappeared” in the Search box, located on the site’s margins.   But for now, read on…

The spell had been well-cast – he felt it to his core — but Bethany and family had seemingly disappeared. The Scottish Mage was alone in a dark, silent space. He barely felt support under his feet.

“Well, THAT went swimmingly.” He grimaced, bushy eyebrows raised as he fingered the cleft in his chin.

There was nothing else for it. He waited for enlightenment, presumably from the Fates; he could sense their delightful femininity at the edge of whatever reality this was.

He’d not say “Uncle.” Let them make the next move, as if it could be any other way.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2022)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (09/05/2022): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word, “swimmingly.” which means “smoothly or satisfactorily.” What is the situation? Who is involved? Let the word take you into a story. Go where the prompt leads!

8 thoughts on “Disappeared 49

  1. Pingback: Swimmingly Collection « Carrot Ranch Literary Community


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