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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge.

Hosted by Priceless Joy.

The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.

Ice Swan

photo prompt is provided by Sonya O.


by John Yeo

I stood there admiring the workmanship that had gone into sculpting the ice to perfect this amazing ice sculpture.
“I am here to help you!” came a clear distinct voice from the ice. “I have very little time here before I melt away into the rivers of time.”
I stepped back in astonishment. “How can a block of ice talk?” I stammered.
“I am here as a result of a wish granted to a young lady, to melt the heart of an icy block-headed, cold-hearted idiot.”
The swan wiped away water with an icy wing, melting from its eyes almost like tears.
“Why me?” I asked? “I know of only one lady I would like to get close to, but she shows no interest.”
The melting swan sighed as the water gradually melted the ice, and the voice became almost inaudible.
“You are both very shy, we swans do not suffer from shyness.”
Then as the trickle of icy water became a flood. A whisper came from the water.
“Go and get her you fool!”

(175 Words)

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

This is in response to a challenge hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. If you would like to participate in this challenge or need more information, please click the following link:


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12 thoughts on “MELTING A HEART OF ICE

    • Thanks C- A -H ~ An unusual way for the mind to reveal what the mind unconsciously suspects ~ A hallucinatory discussion with an ice block eventually expresses the half-thought ~ :).

  1. I love your story. I’m sure there are so many people that are like this and wonder how many have lost out because of shyness or because of , fear of rejection.

    • Thanks Jesse ~ You are so right some people are so shy of receiving a negative response they hide their feelings. Thanks again for your insightful comment.

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