(100-words flash fiction)
The curtained chariot waiting at the edge of the forest had strange markings. It was only after a while that she realised there were no hoof-beats, no shudder, only a gentle swaying.
When she had parted the curtains and looked out, they were gliding through the air, her castle retreating below in the gathering gloom. The swaying had lulled her into peaceful sleep.
She awakened to a sudden noise. Light was streaming in from every window.
The door opened and there he was wearing the strangest clothes and a wicked grin. Opening his arms, saying, “Welcome to the 21st century!”
A little nonsensical, whimsical, maybe even magical piece for the usual Friday Fictioneers fix shepherded by the lovely Rochelle.
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A beautiful piece of imagination, Joyful! Very nice !
Thanks Moon 😊
Thanks Sandra 😊
Time travel in a Volkswagen 🙂 Lovely tale.
Thanks Iain 😊
Oh, that wicked grin makes him irresistible.
Irrestible enough for her to give up castle and chariot 😁
I am concerned for her. Giving up a castle for a VW
More like flying headlong from the 19th century to the 21st. A bit concerning, true. But then castles are not always happy places 😊
Oh, what a good start… I think it would flesh out into a much larger piece quite well. Great story. Lots of room for mystery, espionage, or adventure.
Yes. I think so too. A time travel-cum-espionage-cum thriller. Glad you liked it 😊
Joy, that was a nice take on the prompt. It’s great to imagine just how that license plate got there and the story behind it. Whimsical? No problem.
Back in her kingdom in the 18th century, people got a number branded on their butts. That was her number that is now on his VW in the 21st century. 😁
My husband loves time-travel stories or movies! This is such a fantastic tale! Love it!!!!
I reckon “wicked grin” was 100% the right description to use. Bravo all round.
Sounds like she went on a longer journey than she’d anticipated. Imaginative story. 😀
Great take on the prompt.
Delightfully whimsical and deliciously different! Nice one
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A flying car! Magical.
Nice time travel. I like his wicked grin and weird clothes! 🙂
I love everything in this story. What a great idea.