Once upon a time…
there was a girl who had a secret. She could hear music where others heard none. She saw colors, patterns and textures where others only heard sound.
One day, she decided to share her inner world so others could see the magic in the mundane. Maybe they too could hear the sound of red — a jazzy trumpet — or see the colors and patterns in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
But one day it all stopped. Submerged in darkness, she couldn’t find a way out.
How could she share her inner world if she’d lost it?
This flash fiction is in response to Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.
January 13, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) begin a story with, “Once upon a time…” Where you take the fairy tale is entirely up to you. Your character can break the traditional mold, or your ending can be less than happy. Elements of fairy tales include magic, predicaments, villains, heroes, fairy-folk and kingdoms. How can you turn these elements upside down or use them in a realistic setting? Write your own fairy tale.
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