Flash Fiction

Skewed investment

‘Chant the Lord’s name seven times when the full moon rises; then drink this concoction. You’ll get your wish.’ The priest blessed the couple.

They thanked him, leaving rubies and gold at his feet.

Ten months later, they cursed the charlatan as their fourth daughter entered the world.

© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (6 July 2020)

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  • Yeshasvi Mahadev
    6 July 2020 at 2:15 pm

    This felt too close to home. I loved the use of ‘charlatan’!

  • Christine
    10 July 2020 at 5:21 am

    This is really interesting, both in a fairytale sense but also in a social commentary sense. Very nicely executed.
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  • Margaret
    10 July 2020 at 7:26 am

    After clicking on the link, I’m rooting for the charlatan! Nice take on the post.
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