Microfiction: A Spell of Amnesia

A Spell of Amnesia

By Sara Codair

The yellow note was the sole splash of color in the monochrome hall, appearing blank to anyone lacking supernatural sight.

Horacio took a deep breath, channeled energy though the tattoo on his forhead and opened his third eye.

Slanted words materialized: “Usted, dice amigo y entra.”

Horacio spoke, stepping through the door to a conservatory filled with palms and orchids.

“Juan?” he choked on the humidity. “You here?”

“Hola, primo. What can I do for you?”

“Sell me spell of forgetfulness. Por favor.” He handed Juan a fifty.

“Again?”

“Si!”

Juan rolled his eyes.

Horatio woke in a white room with no memory of who he was and how he got there.

2012-07-07 08.57.38

© 2016 Sara Codair

This piece of micro fiction was originally written for 100 Word Story’s Monthly Photo Challenge. It did not win, so I made a few revisions and decided to share it here.

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  1. sharmishtha basu on May 25, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    interesting story

  2. Christin Smith on May 25, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I love the name Horacio, an the use of another language. how did you come up with that name??

    • Sara on May 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      I don’t remember exactly. It was just in my head.

  3. Sheila M. Good, Author on May 26, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Nice! Great job. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

  4. Tales From The Trunk on August 13, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Well done, this was a very imaginative story to read!

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