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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers is a new weekly fiction writing challenge. The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.



by John Yeo

This is the place where the dream was created, deep in Arden forest. A beautiful peaceful sight in daylight with this tree-lined path running through the middle. There are fairies and many little people living here, only visible after dark. The biggest puzzle is the man with the head of an Ass, who is rumoured to have been magically transformed here. The fact is debatable, as there are many Ass-headed beings in the real world, visible wearing the heads of ordinary folk. The tree-lined avenue pictured is haunted by the Lady Arabella who was murdered by her husband after she was caught having an affair with an Ass-headed farmer. The tenant farmer was ostracised and thrown off his land. Now he wanders the woods after dark, broken-hearted looking for revenge, with a pack of hounds ready to tear the foxy killer apart. His Lordship only hunts and walks by day.

(150 Words)


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22 thoughts on “THE HAUNTED AVENUE

  1. You paint a colourful picture of a magical, though terrifying, place to be at night. The fairies sound delightful but I wouldn’t like to run into that Ass-headed creature, or the ghost of Lady Arabella. And I totally agree about the number of Ass-headed beings in the real world. Nice touch of humour, there. 🙂

  2. You hit the nail on the head with the ass-headed beings in the real world! That made me laugh.
    The vivid descriptions are wonderful, but like milliethom, I would not like to run into a ghost or something else.

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