Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge, 11th March, 2015

March 11March 11, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that shows the bully mentality countered with a different, unexpected or kind action. Bullies can be known or incognito; Goliaths or small-minded; in-person or online. Think of ways to unplug a bully’s power. Show characters with strength and dignity and even humor.

It’s Vanda who has her work cut out for her today in the war on bullies! But the bullies she’s up against aren’t like the ones most of us would expect to have to deal with on a regular basis … No! Hers are supernatural ones, the negative energies that follow the powers of darkness around trying to ingratiate themselves into a place at the table of doom. So prepare yourself for a lesson in how to deal with bullies you can’t actually see …

Look at That Stupid Girl

It was like a heat-seeking missile searching out its opportunity, calling in all the attributes of hatred in its wake. She couldn’t be sure if The Woman understood the alchemical process that was happening inside of her, was aware of this hostility and was consciously driving it, or if it was controlling her.  Vanda could feel it pulling Silver in ways that must surely be hard for her to ignore, and she certainly didn’t want to give The Hostility any more reason to turn its enmity in her own direction than she already had. She just smiled, sweetly.

As long as she manages to rise above the pervasive and highly toxic energies they carry around with them, she does ok, even managing to rescue others from the addictive qualities of supernatural bullying. But what happens when she loses her temper? Well, I suppose if you’d like to know the answer to that question you’ll just have to follow her journey as I continue to Blog My Book Earth Magic – a little slower than I’d like at the moment!

Brightest Blessings to ALL, as always,

Tally 🙂

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