Written for a Flash Fiction Challenge in Chuck Wendig's Terrible Minds blog, September 23, 2011. The challenge was to write a short story in three sentences.
It’s true – there really are fairies in the woods.
In my more lucid moments, when I can remember what words are, I try to tell you this, over and over, until my throat feels raw from screaming, but you can’t hear me, can’t see me.
There really are fairies in the woods: pray that you never meet one.