“Painting Clouds,” #FlashFiction

Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the time or presence of mind to write some flash fiction. I’ve yearned for this weekly challenge from Carrot Ranch much like someone would miss chatting with an old friend. So, hello my old friend, Carrot Ranch. I’m glad to be back!

The June 27, 2019,Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that involves paint. It can be fresh, peeling or in need of a coat. What is being painted and why? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by July 3, 2019.

Image by mayahawk from Pixabay

I measured the pigments into the old jelly jar using an
ancient long handled spoon used only for my spell casting rituals. Slowly, I
dribbled rain water from the last storm into the vessel and stirred with a
clockwise motion. My eyes snapped shut as the colors…

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