Friday Fictioneers: Freedom’s Chance

This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by C. Hase. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.

Photo Prompt – © C. Hase
Photo Prompt – © C. Hase

Freedom’s Chance
Genre: Fantasy

“This is madness,” Lind muttered. “It’s never gonna work.”

“It will. It has too.”

“It’s too dangerous…”

“Then leave.” Korin sighed in exasperation. “I can do this alone.” He wouldn’t abandon his task.

“Er, yeah. Or not.”

Despite the other man’s complaints, Korin knew Lind was as dedicated to the cause as he. The chains around their wrists might be of delicate craftsmanship but they held as securely as thickest iron, binding their powers to their oppressors’ whims. Unbreakable – or so they’d always thought. Until his research revealed their flaw.

Today their chains would break. Magic would be free again.

Word Count: 100

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36 Comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Freedom’s Chance

  1. Hope is a very important weapon to have. This brings to mind the part from The Hobbit when Bilbo and Co are trapped by Elves (at least, I believe it was) and try to escape. Another would be when Mr Burns from The Simpsons turned off the power plant but still, the workers continued on. Great take on the picture.

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  2. Dear FM,

    Breaking the chains to set the magic free. We had similar thoughts this week although we wrote them in very different ways. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • The breaking of chains is always an interesting and thought-provoking topic to explore. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Great story. There’s always a weak link somewhere. I wonder if their first free act is to show their former oppressors the error of their ways?

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  4. A great statement to strength, and the power of belief. To have chained magic is a horrid thing.
    I really enjoyed your story — a hint of a happy ending, or resolution of the imprisonment.

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  5. Magic being set free sounds good, but there’s so much more in there. Why were they bound in the first place? Is the oppressor good or bad. What is his goal, what are theirs. Great story, it keeps the imagination going. 🙂

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    • You raise some great questions – I could probably build a whole novel around this little flash. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Trust me to immediately go down the route of dark fantasy in my mind, when you talked about the freeing of magic. You see, I thought it was black magic chained up for a good reason!

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    • Thank you :). I’m particularly glad you liked the dialogue – I realised recently just how often my flash fictions have no dialogue at all!

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