A short story written for the Fictionistas' Great Substack Prompt Celebration
Nice twist at the end.👍😬
Nice job, the characters were well developed and I enjoyed the ending as well.
A lovely cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for. I love the change in the basement echoing the change in Marcie and the change in the cats. That metaphor of relighting the flame works on so many levels - from the relationship, to the basement, right down to the cats. So much change occurs over the length of this short story.
So the cats got nicer accommodations and a human companion to care for them… tricky cats 😂
Great story, Jackie! The prose leading to the reveal of the “faeries” was nicely unnerving.
What a delightful piece!
This was so much fun, Jackie. I was thinking at the beginning, "How old are these cats?" so I love that twist at the end!
I love the way you introduced the couple and made so much clear about their relationship with a little bit of dialogue. This is such a cool stand alone story, but I wonder if it has any place in your larger Faery universe?
Thank you for sharing your story with us this month!
That was really good. Love the ending twist.