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Faith

Flash Fiction Story: I’d always believed angels were possible, living just a breath from sight

I’d always believed angels were possible, living just a breath from sight in patches of light or shadow; in-between places where imagination and reality interlace. I’d wished for their existence, just as I did for trolls, midnight faeries, and elemental magic. Now I yearn for their destruction.

Zachriel dips a long finger in Calliope’s blood and holds it up, an artist reveling in his favorite color.

Calliope’s gasps are quieter now, a hushed accompaniment to my panicked breathing.

“It’s your faith and lust for significance that sweetens your blood,” Zachriel says, his tone confidential. “Nothing else believes like humans do.”

NOTES:

A continuation of Angels [1] & Deceivers [2], written for The Prediction. Challenge words: confidential, midnight, troll. Photo by Marie Bellando-Mitjans on Unsplash. Below is an audio recording of me reading the story aloud.

AUDIO OF ‘FAITH’, NARRATED BY HOLLY KARLSSON:

 

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