A-to-Z Challenge: Emerald

#Haibun – Emerald Castle

Shrunken by a type of a ray gun developed by a scientist who wanted to sabotage her, Sylvia decides to embark on a quest to Emerald City where she has heard tales of a wizard who can undo the damage. Panting from the aftermath of a courageous battle with a blood-sucking flea who wanted to have her for breakfast, she arrives at the translucent doorstep falling to her knees in gratitude. She apprehensively knocks on the door feeling the ice-cold surface as the vibrations of her knock echo in the chambers ahead. A butler with an unperturbed expression opens the door and with a flourish, he bows deeply before Sylvia and welcomes her inside the castle. Must persist on this journey with hope that justice will be served otherwise we grow accustomed to darkness!

A sparkling jewel
Gleamed in the lush, green forest
In all its splendor

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  1. Reena Saxena says:

    Will the damage be undone? You leave a question mark. Thanks for joining in, Sa!

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Reena! It’s my first time checking out this challenge I love to write stories and some may have cliff hangers. 🙂

  2. Wonderful! Excellent job on combining prompts.
    Very descriptive writing. “Battle with a blood sucking flea” ?! Now that has me curious!! Reena is spot on, lol. You do leave a question mark. You might have to write another installment of this story 🙂

  3. MNL says:

    another fun flash fiction. I love the photo too.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you for stopping by! I thought the were beautiful elegant bottles.

      1. MNL says:

        Me too. Maybe perfume bottles? I love all the different shapes.

        1. theresaly520 says:

          Yes, I think they’re like decanters. Bottles like these make it fun for artists to sketch. 🙂

          1. MNL says:

            I agree. gorgeous.

  4. -Eugenia says:

    Nice take on the prompt and stunning image! Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you very much Eugenia! Look forward to reading!

  5. theresaly520 says:

    Thanks! 😄 I think we all deal with pests. Yes, for my readers’ sake, some stories need a satisfying conclusion❤

  6. Jade Li says:

    I love the imagery and the actions going on in this.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you, it was a fun symbolic write for me! 🙂

  7. Rich, beautiful emerald green…

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Yes, I thought the photo was lovely too! 🙂

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