Legend Keeper – Flash Fiction Challenge

Title: Legend Keeper
Source:  Flash Fiction Challenge
Prompt: Write a story that features a bucket of water.
Word count:  99 words

Photo by Fikri Rasyid on Unsplash

No one remembered the well digging ceremony, the water pump’s installation, or the water bucket’s significance. During the troubles, it was the only county pump to provide clear, pure water.

This was my family’s land. My land and my responsibility. The caretakers ensured we wasted not a drop of precious life-giving fluid. The task grew more difficult with each passing year. Many had forsaken the old ways, and the relic’s existence faded, erased from common memory.

As the keeper, I held the stories, legends, and rituals. With the full moon, the remaining guardians gathered and spoke with the sprites.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

9 thoughts on “Legend Keeper – Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. i am intrigued about the water saving rituals of old. and this keeper of tradition seems to have little or no help, maybe there will be supernatural favour soon, nice story Jo, it has all the ingredients of a bigger tale to come.

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  2. Pingback: A Bucket of Water « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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