‘What does it mean?’
‘It means that if you go round that corner you’re gonna die.’
‘Don’t be crazy.’
‘It’s called Witches Lane. See that mountain? See the pointy top? That’s Witch Hat Mountain. The legend goes that if you turn the corner your flesh melts from your bones and you’re thrown into a bottomless pit, never to be seen again.’
‘How can anyone know that?’
‘That the flesh melts from your bones if your body is never found?’
‘It’s a legend. People just know. Shall I test it out?’
‘Please don’t. I don’t know the way home.’
This piece was written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Addicted to Purple.
Each week a photo prompt is given and the challenge is write a flash fiction piece of no more than one hundred words.
Find other Friday Fictioneer stories here.