A Last Swim – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story of subtle magic begins after the photo.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Photo by: Jean L. Hays

A Last Swim

“…I want Spinner to escape, but I’ll swim with him before he goes,” said Saul.

Aunt Trina relayed Saul’s Santa wishes to Aria in the kitchen. “Spinner?”

Aria pointed to the stained-glass dolphin in the window. “He named the dolphin that.”

“It’s funny,” noted Trina. “Only we were visiting Santa in a crowded mall.”

“How weird!”

On Christmas morning, Saul emerged from his room smiling, and soaking wet. “We did it, mommy!” he crowed.

“Yeah, okay,” mumbled Aria and got Saul into dry clothes. As they passed the kitchen, Aria stopped suddenly, eyes wide.

Spinner wasn’t in the stained glass anymore.

The Friday Fictioneers meet each week for literary sport and revelry. Stories are prompted from an image and may be as long as 100 words. Here’s this week’s prompt: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/20-december-2013/


About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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45 Responses to A Last Swim – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Al says:

    Excellent šŸ˜€


  2. Robin says:

    A great short fantasy!


  3. Indira says:

    Beautiful fantasy tale, loved it.


  4. Jan Brown says:

    A noble Christmas wish, and a lovely story!


  5. Sandra says:

    An enchanting little christmas story, well done!


  6. pattisj says:

    Wonder what Saul and Santa were up to!


  7. kz says:

    oh wonderful. this is so much fun. and he’s such a nice kid with a very kind wish šŸ™‚


  8. Magic. What a wonderful Christmas.


  9. yarnspinnerr says:

    Very well imagined.


  10. A Christmas miracle! What a fun and lovely turn for this prompt.


  11. Yay Spinner! What a nice uplifting story, I like how you tied Christmas into it. Nice work!


  12. Eena says:

    Happy Christmas, Eric! A fine cartoon this would make on TV šŸ™‚


  13. rgayer55 says:

    Nice little fantasy tale. Perfect for Christmas. Well done, Eric.


  14. Dear Eric,

    Clever and imaginative tale. I could see this one played out as a Hallmark channel movie. Nice one and Merry Christmas.




  15. Oh, very cool. This is a bit of magic! Great, imaginative tale!


  16. Glynis says:

    I love your speculative twist. That touch was beautifully done!


  17. annisik51 says:

    Oh, great! Very Harry Potter! Love this! There’s a backstory here, I know there is! I think there’s a typo (says Ann, in her proofreader’s hat): there ought to be a comma rather than a full stop, before ‘mumbled Aria’? šŸ™‚


  18. liz young says:

    Aria seems to be a very unquestioning mum – how could she just get her son into dry clothes and not ask what he’s been up to?!!


    • EagleAye says:

      I totally agree. She was at a loss for words because the 100 word limit had been reached. Otherwise, yeah, her son would certainly have got the third degree. šŸ˜‰

      Merry Christmas to you!


  19. Oh I love it when Christmas magic comes to life!


  20. Shey says:

    Nice Christmas wish. Cute!


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