Far Fetched Fables No. 67 A.C. Wise and Gerri Leen

Flash Fiction: “One Hundred Years” by Gerri Leen

She wanders the castle late at night like a haunt.  She startles the servants when she finds them flesh to flesh in the darker corners of the place.  She doesn’t mean to interrupt their trysts; she just can’t sleep.

She slept for a hundred years.  Most thought that was the curse of the evil fairy, but it wasn’t.  Not for her, at any rate.  The years passed in a heartbeat, dreams keeping her company as she lay unchanging behind the forest of thorns while the world grew colder and uglier.

Gerri Leen lives in Northern Virginia and originally hails from Seattle. She has stories and poems published or accepted in Escape Pod, Grimdark, Spellbound, Sword and Sorceress XXIII, Spinetinglers, She Nailed a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror, and others. When she’s not writing, she volunteers at a... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy