A Rainbow Fable

Photo by: @any1mark66

Traci knocked on the door of the little trailer…at the end of the rainbow.

Mr. Bowman ushered her in with a rainbow smile. “You’re lucky,” he said. “You only found me because I forgot the protective magic spell.”

“Oh sorry!” said Traci.

“That’s alright. Let me show you around.”

She saw the mythical pot ‘o gold, but there were so many other wonders she had little time for it. Eventually, she ended up enjoying a rainbow sauna and drinking rainbow-flavored tea. She sighed blissfully.

“Now that you bathed in and imbibed rainbow water,” said Mr. Bowman. “You’ll live happy, healthy, and wealthy…forever.”

Just then a wealthy businessman crashed in wielding a gun. “Gimme the gold!”

“Relax!” said Traci. “Enjoy this sauna with me. It’s awesome.”

“No! I want the gold!”

“Go ahead, take it,” said Mr. Bowman.

The businessman stumbled away screaming, “I’m rich! I’m rich!”

“Sorry you lost your gold,” said Traci.

“It’s nothing. That guy is gonna be mad later.”


“When the rainbow fades, so will the gold.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/fffaw-challenge-week-of-january-16-2018/

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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23 Responses to A Rainbow Fable

  1. James says:

    Oops. I wonder what rainbow tea tastes like. Rainbow-flavored sherbet perhaps?

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    The moral of the story: money won’t bring you happiness, but rainbow tea will.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Shivangi says:

    Loved this fable! Could be made into a long fairytale for kids!

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  4. Lyn says:

    Shivangi is right. A picture book for kids with lovely color illustrations…minus the gun 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Hahahahaha! He should have enjoyed the sauna! LOL! So glad he is going to lose the gold when the rainbow fades. He doesn’t deserve to have it! Great story! Loved it!

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  6. What a lovely magical tale. And I too want to have rainbow tea now!

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  7. Anagha Yatin says:

    Lasting joy is found along the road and not in the end!
    Wish I can also get to sip rainbow coloured tea. But not sure how will it taste!

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  8. Indira says:

    Superb story loved it. Rainbow flavored tea? Imaginative indeed.

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  9. I believe I perceive some sweet tangy rainbow tea 🙂

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