Friday Fictioneer: Randall

Randall was master at blending with a tree, a bush, a building, or completely disappear. He was

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

superior. He was invincible.

This day was his revenge. He crept, crawled, snuck, slinked up to the back fence. He swooped over and into the backyard. He felt the tingling of excitement against his leather hide. He was giddy with pleasure.

Just as he landed, he froze in place. It felt as if he’d lost his body. His eyes darkened. His mind went blank.

It wasn’t excitement, but powerful magic that stripped him down to his bones.

One more evil monster defeated.

The End


Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, anyone can play.

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21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: Randall

  1. Can I have some of that magic please – to persuade the muse to return.

  2. We need to act decisive on those monsters.

  3. A nice piece of sorcery went into this clever trap!

  4. Loved your verbs & “revenge” hinted at lots of backstory. Now I’m feeling sorry for an evil monster. Not so invincible after all, poor guy.

  5. Loved your story!

  6. I love the switch of viewpoint at the the end – just as I was empathising with Randall! Cleverly done.

  7. Dear Phyllis,

    I once knew a monster named Randall. Good story.



  8. Poor Randall, he was so talented. But then, there seems to have been a competition between Randall and the mage. It always comes down to the question of who calls whom a monster. Great story.

  9. It seems Randall was not invincible, after all! Great story. 🙂

  10. BobiJoBJ on said:

    Hooray! Another Monster Down!!!!

  11. A Magic Fence – excellent story and imagination.

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