Of magic and more



Hi! FF came early this time, but I loved the picture prompt so much, I wrote my story as quickly as I could…

To anyone who wants to join FF, this weekly challenge is hosted by the super-awesome Rochelle, who gives us a photo prompt on which we are to write a piece of 100 word flash fiction. Come on and play, its fun! This week’s picture is by John Nixon 🙂

copyright John Nixon

                                 Copyright- John Nixon

Here are my 97 words:



Elle crouched in the woods, waiting.

“The roots are coming for you..” Uncle Rob had driven her insane, whispering it over and over until she saw eyes in the branches, heard the leaves moaning, and the roots..calling her, always calling her to join them in the darkness.


When she told her parents, they had her locked up in that grey hospital, assuming she was dead when it burned down in a freak accident.


Gales of laughter and familiar voices alerted Elle and she stood up to greet her family.

Tonight the roots were coming for them.



Author: tinkerbelle96

Hi! I'm Sam, an 18 year old certified mad chick who likes to imagine that she can write. I live in India, a colourful, diverse country which is sadly getting polluted everyday by more and more violence....something no citizen can be proud of. I enjoy reading-basically horror, watching romcoms and horror flicks(yes, again horror, my favourite being Sinister- its psychotic just like me), eating( food, oh yes, I love foooooood), attending college, and most of all(oh, do stay and listen a while longer) I love animals. I have periodic urges to own and look random "pets". Currently I wish to own a baby elephant, which I will name Thama. I write to express what I feel, to keep that small creative bone alive in my body, and to make readers happy. I hope you like what I write!

10 thoughts on “Trapped

  1. Uncle Rob sounds like a nasty one, twisting poor Elle’s mind like that – and now Elle’s family are going to suffer.

  2. And there was I, thinking I was about to witness a joyful family reunion… 😉 Nice twist.

  3. So much revenge, so little time. Sounds as though she’s going to get her back after all this time.


  4. Ah. you shouldn’t say going back to the roots.. eerie and cool

  5. Why did I keep thinking “Little Red Riding Hood”? Your “take” on the prompt is good, especially the last line, WOW!

  6. Yikes!Elle’s family better run ;-)Loved this 🙂

  7. Dear Sam,

    Talk about your dysfunctional family! Well done.



  8. The roots…so eerie and dark. They aren’t going to get away this time. Great story!

  9. Dear Tinkerbelle, Love it – you are so clever and great at horror. Poor girl living there all those years because of a stupid Uncle. Oh well, I hope she gets them back! And, I hope you get your Thama some day. You are from a beautiful and lovely country! Thanks, Nan

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