Wednesday, 27 May 2020

CONJURING RAINBOWS - 100 word story

The Leprechauns are back!


PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart




CONJURING RAINBOWS


Paddy clutched his recently retrieved Pot of Gold that Seamus had hidden at the top of the Eiffel Tower and looked around in frustration.
The mischievous reciprocal thieving between Paddy and Seamus had gone too far and Paddy was adrift on mainland Europe.
He crouched by a fountain, invisible to passers by, because that is the nature of Leprechauns.
The city was beautiful to be sure, but he needed to conjure a rainbow to lead him home.
He closed his eyes and concentrated.
Not many people knew that every time it rained on a sunny day, Leprechauns were the culprits.




Hope you enjoyed this story and I look forward to your comments. 


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52 comments:

  1. I really need to have a word with those Leprechauns then, because they ruin an awful lot of days here!

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  2. Is that a fact? Nope. I certainly never knew that.

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    1. No idea if they really are capable of manipulating the weather, Neil. Fiction, you know? :)

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  3. I can't stop smiling!
    What a pair.

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    1. Thanks, Tannille - very glad to know I made you smile.

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  4. And the pot of gold & rainbow quest continues :)
    We have so many local stories why it rains while it's sunny! :)

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    1. He he - and why not add Leprechauns into the mix! :)

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  5. Dear Susan,

    What a delightful installment. I'll remember that rainbow tip. ;)

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks, Rochelle - I do love writing about these little people. :)

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    1. Thanks, Anthony - I wanted to write something light and funny.

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  7. There are always rainbows at fountains in Paris!

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    1. In that case, maybe the Leprechauns are further reaching than we originally thought? :)

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  8. So, the leprechauns get the credit for one of my favorite things :). Always enjoy your stories of these two :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. That's the fun of make believe! :)

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  9. Nice story, Susan. It made me smile!

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    1. That was my intention, so it's good to know I succeeded, Penny.

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  10. That is awesome! What a great pretence for a children's book.

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    1. Thanks, Christine.

      p.s. when I click on your name it doesn't lead me to your blog

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  11. I loved this little story - I wanted to read more of their mischief :D

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    1. Thanks, Colline. I think they may pop up again in future stories, depending on the photo prompts. :)

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  12. Another ancient Celtic secret revealed! Good one.

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  13. Those pesky leprechauns are back! I love these stories.

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    1. Good to know you're enjoying the Leprechaun stories.

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  14. Just the word leprechaun makes me smile. Your story made me smile wider :D

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    1. He he - I know exactly what you mean about the sound of the word, Jolly. (It sounds even better when spoken in an Irish accent.) :)

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  15. If they create rainbows, they can't really be culprits, can they?

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  16. Ha, you can't have even a magical leprechaun rainbow without a bit of rain!

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    1. Well you see, even magic has to work with nature. :)

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  17. Well, that's something I've learned today! Nice one.

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    1. I'm afraid you haven't learned anything, Keith. I've used artistic licence in this one! :)

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  18. A rainbow as a way home, very nice! Lovely story, Susan. 🙂

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  19. as long as it doesn't rain on your parade, i guess, it's ok. :)

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    1. Needs must, paridel, needs must and Paddy needs to get home. :)

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  20. I will remember that next time it rains destroying my picnic.

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    1. He he - yes, blame it on those pesky Leprechauns. :)

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  21. I will be writing to my local council asking that they employ a few Leprechauns, we could do with the rain out here. I just hope they don't send those friendly people in white coats as they did the last time....

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  22. Well you learn something new everyday! ;)

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    1. Dawn, the only thing you've learned is how my imagination works. :)

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  23. I'm rooting for Paddy! Rain is OK when it's followed by a beautiful rainbow. Fun story.

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  24. So that's the problem! I didn't realize leprechauns were so international. :) Now if they would just leave their gold around too. :)
    -David
    greenwalledtower.com

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    1. Ah, well that's the beauty of writing fiction, David. Thanks for commenting. :)

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