five minute fiction: Fearless

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Geeta a twenty year old college student once told her friends she was not afraid of anyone or anything, her friend Nellie challenged her she said, “Come to my party this week-end, I’ll see how much of your claim is believable.

Geeta was prepared, she felt the week-end was not coming soon enough.

On the day of the party Geeta was thrilled, she felt Nellie made an idle threat, she was going to show what she is made of.

At five thirty  that day  Geeta left the house and took a bus to Nellie’s house, she got off at the right stop and was walking along the street, all of a sudden a noise startled her, thinking it was a noise made by some foolish kid, she moved on, then to her dismay the noise became louder, she ignored this noise too and didn’t think anyone was trying to get her attention,she looked around to see where the noise was coming from, there was nothing visible, she had barely taken a step when she saw a giant figure, she couldn’t tell if it was a man or a beast, she turned around to go the other way, the creature grabbed her, she froze and started trembling violently, all that came out of her was,”Let me go please”.

Then the most unbelievable thing happened, there in front of her was Nellie, laughing like a crazy person,”Well Gita  I know what you mean by you are not afraid, now that I got my answer let’s go home for dinner,Mom cooked the most delicious meal just for you the fearless girl!”



DP Daily Prompt: Living Art

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One day your favorite piece of art— a famous painting or sculpture, the graffiti next door– comes to life, What happens next?

I was sitting at my desk, suddenly I heard a weird sound, there before me was Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. She came forward and declared, she was tired of living in the photo frame for so many years, her mind was made up she was ready to explore the world of today. 

My heart was palpitating like crazy, I looked at her and then at my clock in my room, it was 12:00 noon. I covered my face with my hands and prayed to God to remove this apparition,I felt a hand touching me followed by a voice, “Hello I am Mona Lisa, I am visiting you because I know you’re the only person who can help me.”

Help you with what? I said trembling.

I want to take a tour of your island and want you to be my guide.

But I haven’t seen all of the island, how can I be your guide? I said.

She was furious, you are living on this island for so long and you haven’t visited all the places, I am disappointed with you,this is why the saying goes, People of Makkah don’t get to perform pilgrimage.

Inwardly I thought for a pretty face she seems to know a lot about worldly affairs.

Her voice got louder next time she spoke, Did you hear what I said? she was angry.

Yes Miss I said.

She stamped her foot this time, I am not Miss, I am Mona do you hear me?

Loud and clear I said.

I must get hold of Leonardo, he sent me here to get help from you, I’ll tell him he picked a stupid person to be my guide to see the island, she knows nothing.

You are right Mona I am stupid, I turned around to see what she’d say, there was no one there. I wondered, was all this my imagination or it really happened.

I heard a roaring laughter behind my back there was my daughter saying ,”Mom you crack me up who were you talking to?”