Rock Fairy

Prompt: Elves | Word Count: 100 words exactly | Genre: flash fiction

April 19, 2020

“Was it elves,” Grace wondered, “or fairies who left the little painted rocks scattered along the trail?

Each rock was painted differently. Some featured miniature landscapes. Some charmed with bouquets of wild flowers. Her favorites were the whimsical animal portraits, cleverly rendered on smooth river stones.

Everyone walked these days. It was the one of the few permissible reasons to leave the house. A week into shelter in place, the little rocks began appearing. Now, each day she looked for new additions as she passed along the wooded trail. Today, for the first time, she added one of her own.

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