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Phase – A Flash Fiction Story

Holly Karlsson
Holly Karlsson

Holly is a fantasy & science fiction author who loves magic, dragons, & old forests.

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lightning

Tattoos writhe across his skin, barbed feathers flashing in iridescent purples and blues. His hands rise to the sky, and for a moment, it looks as if the lightning cracks between his palms.

“Emery, no!” I scramble forward and slip in the mud. He’s going to get himself killed.

“Stay back!” Strain pulls Emery’s mouth into a grimace. His body shudders, brown skin phasing to smoke.

Angry words buzz in my head. Nea! Do not deviate from the plan! Your last stunt resulted in—

I clench my teeth, ignoring her. “Emery! I’m with you!” I thrust my tattooed arms skyward.

NOTE:

Written for The Prediction. This week’s challenge words were deviate, emery, and stunt. Photo by Vlad Panov on Unsplash

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