Selkie – Friday Fictioneers

It’s that time again, and here is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers. If you’d like to take part please see Rochelle’s page and she’ll show you what to do ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for today’s photo prompt from Douglas M. MacIlroyย I love this picture!



The animal rose upward. Pointed teeth glistened in the late afternoon sun.

Tilly gasped and reached out.

โ€˜Careful,โ€™ said the old woman. โ€˜If you touch one, youโ€™ll never be the same.โ€™

Tilly frowned. โ€˜Itโ€™s only a statue.โ€™

The woman smiled. โ€˜Legend says theyโ€™re the guardians of the water.โ€™ She pointed to Loch Lomond, shining sapphire in the distance. โ€˜They swim during the night, returning to human form during the day.โ€™

โ€˜Itโ€™s just a story,โ€™ said Tilly. She touched its metal head. ย 

The woman got back to her feet and patted Tilly on the shoulder.

โ€˜Yes it is,โ€™ she said.

100 Words

48 thoughts on “Selkie – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Tilly is a great character. I’m sure there will be great adventure in her future. This is a great take on the prompt, and I also love the picture.


  2. Nice character work here, primarily through the dialogue – i get an impression of them both. I also get a sense that the Old lady knows more than she’s letting on…

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  3. Wow. I can’t believe you did that in 100 words! That’s always my biggest issue…trying to keep the word count down. You are a master storyteller!

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    1. Thank you for such lovely words A.P. you’ve just made my day!

      To be honest my writing is always a little on the lean side, I always worry about not having enough and readers left feeling its too short ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Hah. The grass is always greener, huh? Here you are thinking you’re too short and here I sit thinking I’m too long. Funny. But truly, I really enjoyed your story!

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