Oh man, you guys are gonna have fun with this one. For this week’s Micro Fiction Challenge we’ve chosen a simple three-letter word that has multiple definitions and is filled with tons of potential for zaniness and/or darkness. And that word, my friends, is “fey.”
Now, fey is British dialect for “doomed; fated to die.” It is also Scottish for “appearing to be under a spell; marked by an apprehension of death, calamity, or evil.” It also can mean “being in unnaturally high spirits, as were formerly thought to precede death.”
(See all definitions here)
That’s a lot to pack in to such a tiny word. Have at it, guys. Wow us. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us hurl. Keep it to 25 words or less, include the word “fey,” leave it in the comments section below, click “Notify” to keep abreast of your competition, and feel free to use a pseudonym if you’re shy.
Have at it, my fey friends.
So last week’s Micro Fiction Challenge was a tough call. We enjoyed Amanda’s Shakespearean turn, as well as Week 1 winner Ava Love’s dark piece on doggie death and Micah’s playful … play on Pete and Repeat. But violence and humor, as usual, carry the day.
The winner is Stephanie for the following:
“Over dinners of Campbell’s soup, he’s always saying things like, ‘Smitherman’s data is recondite.’ I love him, but I want to crush his skull.”
Congratulations, Stephanie! You have just won an immense amount of pride.