Prompt: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Comments 6

Burning flames

Guitar, Fire, Instrument, Music, Flame, Red, Rock

Image credit: unsplash

It was horrific. Insane. No one could understand how the streets of New York could be emptied within a day with stacks and stacks of burnt bodies on the city square. It did not make sense even when a mysterious video was uploaded online. Was it possible for a modern Pied Piper to lead the crowds on a march with a burning guitar? It simply did not make sense. Not when the flames burst to envelop the crowds; not when the fiery crowds exploded into joy and continued their merry dancing.

The Day Hell Took Over, this day would be later known.

Hell would call it The First Day of Sanctification.


Written in response to FFfAW #55


  1. I had to look at this one twice. Very interesting, though it took a bit to really sink in.

    Enjoyed it, and the other one you posted. Hope you’re having a great week.


  2. Wow, this is very good but also very powerful. The way I understand it is that the people are having to go through a number of days of hell in order to be purified. Maybe I’m a little confused?


  3. mandibelle16 says

    Wow intense. Love the folklore/fairytale update. Indeed I think people would follow a burning guitar and dance just as you describe, if such a thing as the pied Piper were true.


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