Sebastian’s Bird: 99-word flash fiction

This week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch was to write a 99-word (no more, no less) flash fiction using the word fire. Having slacked off on the last several prompts, here is my story.

Sebastian’s Bird

Sebastian didn’t know where it came from, nor where it disappeared to every so often, but he loved that bird. It appeared most often when he was upset, angry, or needed help, or at least, that was the way it seemed. That is, until his bird became lethargic and his red-gold feathers began to droop. He fed his bird a special diet to bring him back to health, but nothing he did for his bird seemed to work. In fact, the bird burst into flames, and died. From the ashes of the fire, the phoenix arose to new life.

Nancy Brady, 2019

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About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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2 Responses to Sebastian’s Bird: 99-word flash fiction

  1. Jules says:

    I think of the Harry Potter movies and the phoenix of Dumbledore…
    Each new problem solved – a feather in our cap?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Exactly. Fawkes was a cool bird. Where did the first phoenix come from? An egg? Or some other method? Inquiring minds want to know…

    Like

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