Friday Fictioneers: Love Letter

PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold

The stomp of boots echoes up the narrow stairwell.

Anton scrambles out of bed to the attic room door, rams the bolt home. His fingers describe a sigil in the air as he mutters a holding spell. It won’t stop them, but it might buy him time.

On his desk, a manual typewriter – black and gold, antique. He creates another spell over the keys and begins to type…

…In a cottage in the deep forest, an identical typewriter rattles to life, the keys tapping out a message.

I am discovered. Take the children. Never stop running. Love always.

A

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Written for Rochelle Wissoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers. See the prompt picture and write a tale. See here to join in.

48 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Love Letter

  1. Dear Lynn,

    If one doesn’t have internet, magic typewriters are the next best thing. 😉 Love this fantastic tale. The ending line leaves room for another chapter and a desire on the part of the reader to know more. Wonderful.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Aw, thank you C. Not sure why that idea came to me, but who knows where any of these things come from really :). Hope life is treating you as well as can be expected under these unique circumstances. Keep well

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    1. Ah, thank you so much! That was the nicest comment. You never know, Anton and his family might find each other again one day. Thanks so much for reading

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    1. Thank you. Sorry I’ve not been more in touch – Morher’s Day madness, shop closing and (dare I say it) a bit of a temperature. Hope the launch went brilliantly and The Spinner is weaving her magic out in the world

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  2. I have that same typewriter in my garage, gathering dust! Loved this piece, cracking good pace…like the keys firing on an old manual, eh?!

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    1. Thanks Bill. I remember being given a typewriter when I was an adolescent – I did love it but it was hard work on the fingers! I’m afraid I wouldn’t swap my laptop for a typewriter, no matter how nostalgic. Thanks and glad you liked it

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    1. Aw, thank you Sandra! Yes, I liked the idea. It’s a bit Harry Potter and bit war time SOE! No work for us, at least not paid work. Lots of gardening time though, and theoretically writing but my brain is finding it hard to focus. Take care and stay safe

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    1. Thank you Keigh. So glad you liked it. Not sure where is take the story from there, though I guess we could jump forward to the children he mentions, see how their lives are affected by this tragedy. Thanks for reading

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