This is Little Wonders, our collection episodes featuring flash fiction and poetry centered around a theme. This episode we bring you the conclusion of our flash fiction month: Trope Twists!
By Jessica Holscher
Down a desolate and lonely dirt road, a young man walked toward the horizon. With a sword at his back, he traveled for destiny. The famed fortune teller of the town he’d just left, Madam Mystic, told him he would defeat the three headed dragon and save the princess. Without a moment’s hesitation, he headed for the beast to save the missing damsel.
Suddenly, a rustling caught his attention. Surely, he couldn’t have already reached the monster. He readied his sword and stood firm. The rustling grew louder and a female child emerged from the bush.