Fall Flash 11

Tap, tap, tap; Sorcha wanted to scream the constancy plagued her. It wasn’t enough she was lonely in this new land, without friend, music or hope of love, this terrible sleeplessness kept her evil all day. Like clockwork, it started at 11pm and continued throughout the night; tonight she would put a stop to it.

Scorcha marched upstairs to 2B, through the door she could hear clearly the offensive rhythm. Before she knocked, the door was flung wide and she was staring at the most handsome of men. Every thought of dressing down flew out of her head; instead, she considered the alternative, undressing.

“Scorcha, I was wondering when you would finally call.”

“Oh my; how have you gotten here? You are Lugh!”

“Just so, Scorcha you must go home. This dreary city, ’tis no place for you.”

Scorcha sat straight up, resolved to return home; called by Lugh himself.



Celtic (Welsh, Irish) God, he is a druid, carpenter, poet and mason. His animals are Raven and Lynx. He symbolizes healing, reincarnation, prophecy and revenge. He is associated with the Sun God thus the Pagan Sabbath Lughnasadh. In Ireland, he was associated with ravens; in Wales, a white stag is his symbol. He had a magic spear and otherworldly hounds. He is also known as Lleu, Llew and Lugh.

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  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Interesting, Valentine. I knew nothing of the Druids – I appreciate your referencing.

    • The Celtic God/Goddess/Druid Patheon is interesting. There is a great deal of information available about them. I have always been interested since Christianity stole so much from them.

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

        Ha – did it steal so much from them? Year upon year, I am turned off christianity and its lack of christianity.

  2. Simply marvelous! I love the spelling you chose. I often find Lleu, which you can blame on all the French. Her reaction at the door is premium. Absolutely marvelous.

  3. Thanks for the Reference, Val.

    After reading, I went – Whazzat? – Oh, okay, I get it 🙂

    • This is a cryptic one, the reference to a ancient Druid / Celtic god seems to throw people thus the reference. That tells me though as a stand alone the story doesn’t work.

  4. I’m with Frank, Val. Not sure I would have understood this one without the footnote. But it was still fun to try.

    • Thus the reason for the reference, I like the Celtic Druidic gods. They are fascinating. The stories of immigrants to our shores, lonely and truly alone in our cities, without anything including the touchstones of their history.

  5. Val each time I visit or read via my email, I am transported to yet another vivid experience as I get drawn into your wonderful Flashes that are all too fleetingly gone as I wish to devour what happens next in each of them 🙂 xxxx

  6. Val, I’m always fascinated how you’re able to pack so much in such few words. Thanks for the little lesson on Lugh!

    • I thought the reference would help, most people don’t know the Celtic pantheon. The Flash stories help me be concise and sparing with words, it is a good exercise.

      I am always happy when people enjoy them.

  7. Don’t we all wish Lugh came into our life when we needed a little direction

  8. Thanks for the reference. It was interesting information

  9. Gray Dawster says:

    The reference at the footer is excellent as it adds to the
    quality of your flash, of which I have really enjoyed reading
    my sweet friend 🙂 🙂

    Have a lovely rest of weekend Val 😉

    Andro xxxx

    • Thank you Andro, I am glad you enjoyed both the flash and the reference. My feeling was without the reference to who Lugh was in the Irish pantheon the flash would not really make sense.

      The weekend is more than half over, but enjoy it I shall. You as well.


      • Gray Dawster says:

        Yes I agree about the reference, but your flash was still brilliant with or without it, I just liked the extra effort that you put into it 🙂 As for the weekend I too will be putting my feet up and relaxing, and as it is Formula One tomorrow I will even have a bit with Stella, hey Stella Artois I meant, cheeky 🙂 😉 lol

        Andro xxxx

  10. Well done, Val. I feel quite confident that I could never do what you manage to accomplish in so few words!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • My dear friend, I am confident you would outshine me with your very first attempt! Nevertheless I will remain your devoted cheerleader as you continue down the path of your autobiography, anxiously awaiting your autograph on my purchase when you finally publish. I will remain your breathless follower as you post yours and Sarah’s exciting and mundane adventures in your new home of Ecuador, ever envious I am not your new next door neighbor.

      Hugs from Dallas

  11. “Every thought of dressing down flew out of her head; instead, she considered the alternative, undressing.”
    WELL…I wondered just how high you were going to turn up the heat, Val. Whew! With my being virginal and all, I blushed.
    This is marvelous. I like the reference at the bottom as well. You are FULL of wonderful surprises.

  12. OK – I love this. It is a novel in 150 words. I also think it is freaking awesome you have the reference in the bottom…that totally made the WHOLE THING even better. Really good job…definitely a cool piece…one of my favorites!

  13. Hmmmm ….

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