Drabble: The Last Rune

Inspired by the prompt vanish.

Genre: fantasy


~The Last Rune~

With a steady hand, she drew the last rune on her assignment. There. All done.

The runes glowed and floated off the page in one piece.


Then blinked out of sight.

Not cool.

She spent a whole week on that spell and now it was all gone an in instant. What happened?

Frantic, she scrambled for the assignment instructions. There was the ‘what to do’, ‘how to do it’, and right at the end, the ‘what not to do’.

Do not complete the spell. If you do it right, the spell will disappear once you complete it. Finish the spell in front of me. I will not accept empty assignments.

She looked down at her blank assignment sheet.

Oh bother.



Before I start responding to a prompt, I like to quickly check what the word means, just in case I get the meaning wrong. It’s also a great way to get more inspiration.

The meaning for vanish I found was ‘disappear suddenly and completely’. That made me think of words, disappearing off a page. So I wrote a short little piece about that.


Posted on December 6, 2016, in Short Stories and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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