Flash Fiction: The Ritual

Flash Fiction: The Ritual


I watched in mild amusement as Rayna read her list:
            Rose water, check
            matches, Check.

She then urged me to shut my eyes unless “you don’t mind seeing what you cant un-see” she joked.
I opened them to find Rayna wrapped in two pieces of Ankara cloth. One around her chest and the other covering her waist to mid-thigh. She raised a finger to her lips motioning me to silence- The ritual had begun.

Rayna encircled “the guitar” with salt and ginger powder. Next, she sprinkled rose water on it seven times and finally, she lighted the matches and set It to flames. The embers rose, dancing wildly as a grim smile formed on Rayna’s face.
            “There!” She exclaimed “I’m rid of the devilish thing.”

“Where on earth did you get this idea from?” I asked, curious.
“Well, Google of course.” She replied causally, adding “you can find out anything on there”.

“Uh-huh”, I nodded. Wondering what on earth the world was turning into.

word count: 165 words. This story is in response to flash fiction for aspiring writers photo prompt challenge hosted by Priceless Joy where we are given a photo each week and are required to write a 75-175 words story on it. You’re welcome to join the fun, simply click on the highlighted link above. Thank you Pixabay for this week’s photo.

29 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: The Ritual

  1. LOL! I had to laugh at the Google comment because I ask Google some ridiculous questions and it answers me! Hahaha! Great story, Ameena! I can’t help but wonder why she thought the guitar as a “devilish thing.”

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    1. Hahaha, me too! A friend of mine thought me to ask Google too and it’s been very helpful :D.
      Rayna had been having nightmares of the guitar and Google search revealed the guitar was probably possessed and the way to rid her of it. 🙂


  2. Pretty fun Ameena. You think this is a serious magical ritual but it is only something her friend found on Google lol. Of course if it is on Google it must be true….lol.


  3. Hahaha! You are right! Google is our buddy! 😄😄😄 This is a great story to show how sometimes Google gives funny and weird answers, yet people just follow blindly. 😆😆😆


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