Pete and friend Zach explored the new neighborhood. Already, they discovered “issues.” The house on the corner displayed a rainbow of color. Scowling, Pete knocked on the bright blue door.
Adu opened the door. Flowers dotted his long hair and ornate earrings dangled to his slender shoulders. “Welcome new neighbors!” he cheered in a high-pitched voice. “I am Adu. Just ask and I’ll bring life and flowers to your gardens!”
Pete spat, “Folks said fairies live here. Seems like it.”
“It’s true,” beamed Adu. “We are faeries.”
“You admit it?”
“Of course! We’re a proud people.”
Pete scowled menacingly. “Well here’s the rules, freak. Don’t fly no rainbow flags and no homosexual orgies. ”
“Ah, we spell ‘faerie’ like…” Adu stopped, and his smile dropped. “Or what?”
Zack brandished a lead pipe. “We apply the Rod of Righteousness.”
Adu’s voice dropped three octaves. “Mortals shouldn’t threaten faerie.”
Pete growled, “Mortle? Listen! You damned fairies…”
Pete became a toad.
Zach became a fly.
Pete swallowed Zach…in public.
Adu sighed, “Spelling errors. They’re real killers.”
Written for the weekly Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers writing challenge. Look here for this week’s prompt and many other stories: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/fffaw-week-of-04-05-2016/