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Smorgasbord Short Stories – Diana Wallace Peach – February’s Speculative Fiction Prompt – ‘The 1812 Overture’ by Sally Cronin


Enchanting story of a brave little elephant and his mouse friends.

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There are a number of very good reasons to participate in writing challenges. It hones your skills, it showcases your writing, and it forges connections with other writers here in blogland.

They make a welcome break from my WIPs… and they are a lot of fun too. This is Diana Wallace Peach’s February Speculative Fiction Prompt and here is my response.

Pixabay image by Marianne Sopala

The ‘1812 Overture’

‘Monsieur Henri, Oh drat, I am so sorry, I didn’t mean to sneeze so hard and blow you into the tree with your troupe.’

The little elephant pressed her trunk up against the lopsided house with its trembling occupants clinging to its roof.

Monsieur Henri, the patriarch of the world famous mouse circus act known as ‘Les acrobates de la famille mouskateer’ shuddered in the cold wind that whistled through the woods, and wondered how une éléphant even one as…

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Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a pair of very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. This hobby grew into a love of research and the crafting of passionate love stories based on that research. This blog is designed to spotlight Lyn's books and share the work of other creative people.

2 comments on “Smorgasbord Short Stories – Diana Wallace Peach – February’s Speculative Fiction Prompt – ‘The 1812 Overture’ by Sally Cronin

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed Sally’s story, Lyn. Thanks for sharing!

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