Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Acheri (Native American/Indian)

“Winona, why do you where that silly red ribbon around your neck!?”  Alice taunted the shy Winona who wore a burgundy jumper with her jet black hair pulled back in single long braid revealing the faded red ribbon around her neck.

 

English: A red ribbon svg file example.

 

“It doesn’t match your dress at all!” Sohpie joined in the taunting.

 

“It’s to protect me from the spirit girl on the hilltop that brings sickness to pretty girls,” Winona explained meekly.

 

“Well, then you have no need for it,” Monique exclaimed as she snatched the ribbon from Winona’s neck and cut it into tiny pieces.

 

“No, my ribbon!”

 

 

 

—–100 words—–

 

 

Today’s haunting is inspired by the Acheri who is said to be the spirit of a young girl living on a hilltop that brings sickness to the young and old; the only protection is a red ribbon around the neck. And of course the tale is also inspired by today’s real life mean girls. This is just part of a longer piece, so I hope enjoy the start of the April A to Z blogging extravaganza.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Acheri (Native American/Indian)

  1. yarnspinnerr says:

    I did not know about Acheri.
    Winona is well conceived.

    🙂

  2. Tarkabarka says:

    Nice! Wouldn’t mind to read the longer version 🙂
    Happy A to Z!

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