Fire Walkers

Posted: August 26, 2020 in Friday Fictioneers
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Thanks to J Hardy Carroll and Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (Fairy blog mother extraordinaire) Friday Fictioneers have a thought-provoking photograph to inspire a 100-word story. Happy Wednesday/Friday

Our people call them Fire Walkers, Truth Talkers, Father, Mother.
They populated the world centuries before the people arrived, and will inhabit the hills and valleys long after we’re gone.
We ask their advice in both love and war, for they are kind and wise. Humble. They name our children and bury our dead.
No one conjures these gold and ruby creatures. Fire Walkers appear when most needed.
At dusk, three rose from the currents of the Miwak River bearing favorable news and sad.
No more floods or firestorms. The animal population will triple.
Our people must abandon the earth.

  1. neilmacdon says:

    That seems like a tough deal

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  2. Sandra says:

    There is so much promise in the storyline here. Well done, Alicia.

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  3. Dear Lish,

    I liked that no one conjures the fire-walkers, they just appear. They sound frightening. Well done.




  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Well, they’re certainly needed now – no wonder they appeared! Intriguing story.

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  5. plaridel says:

    it looks like they rule the roost and we have no choice but to follow. .

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  6. Dora says:

    “Fire Walkers” – what a great description for these prophetic figures.

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  7. msjadeli says:

    Reads as a prophecy to me. One that has resonance. Nicely done, even as it leaves me with ambivalence.

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  8. pennygadd51 says:

    I love the experimental writing here; it makes the theme of environmental change powerful.

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  9. Wonderful story. I was hooked from the first line.

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  10. Rea Ann Loomis says:

    Great mythical, spiritual writing. I like the flow of your writing in Firewalkers!

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  11. Such a lovely mystical, mythological story. I guess people of the old times survived on the hope in these stories rather than reliance on science. Which even though can prolong your life does not lend itself to well-being.

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  12. Time to reignite them methinks. Excellent.

    Here’s mine!

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  13. Bill says:

    In “love and war” is certainly time for advice. Well done.

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  14. Danny James says:

    Not a bright looking future!

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  15. Nobbinmaug says:

    Wise, those Fire Walkers. Identify the problem and remove it. Nice take.

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  16. draliman says:

    I imagine if they appeared to us now we’d tell them where to go, ‘cos we’re not leaving. I imagine the people in your story will be more receptive!

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  17. James McEwan says:

    Myth and folk lore combined with ancestral spirits are wonderful backdrops for every story in the world. I enjoyed how I was enthralled by the truth from the Fire Walkers..

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  18. siobhan1967 says:

    Good story – is the Fire Walkers the real cause of the pandemic perhaps? I think a lot of places will be glad to lose the fires and floods.


  19. granonine says:

    This has something of a Native American feel about it. I read it twice–didn’t want to miss anything 🙂

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  20. Tannille says:

    I think we channeled the same beings for this prompt! Great writing here.

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  21. dream_alley says:

    Absolutely love tales like this. It reminds me of myths and legends that are passed down and remembered for generations.


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