Seisyll shows a flier to Sineta, about a lantern festival to be held on October 24th.
“That’s on my 16th birthday! Just like Disney’s Rapunzel. I wanna see it!”
“That’s what I thought you would. We go together?”
“Yes! Of course! Wait a minute… you know what would be even more perfect?”
“Not too far from the festival site, there is that old castle ruins. How about we watch it from there? Then it would be exactly like Rapunzel. What do you say?”
On the 24th of October, they leave about an hour before sunset and head to the castle. They climb the broken up spiral staircases that leads to the top of the tower, arriving at the top just about the time the first lanterns are released.
They watch the spectacular display from there, his arms over her shoulders to protect her from the night chill. And that’s when and where their first kiss happens.
This story has 161 words and was written in response to the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.
Picture provided by Sonya, from Only 100 Words.
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Today I just learnt that there will indeed be a lantern festival on the day of my own birthday.
I had already remembered Rapunzel in last week’s story, then the obvious reference with this week’s tower picture.
Then I remembered the Disney version of the story today again when I heard about the lanterns on the day of my birthday.
Simply couldn’t resist using both the tower and the lanterns here
And now just to brag a little bit about the little reasearch I did…
I also tried to pick names that made some sense.
Sineta means little bell in Portuguese, which is also the meaning of campanula, the scientific name for rumpian (or rapunzel) flower.
Seisyll is the acient Celtic variant of the name Cecil, which means blind, and that was the sad fate of the prince in the original story.
PS. No, I’m not 16. Have past that age long, long ago… ;o)
I really really liked this story but after reading about it being your birthday and about the lantern festival on your birthday, I liked it even more. I also loved the ending about it being their first kiss. Wonderful story!
I forgot to add, thank you for participating in the FFfAW challenge! Happy you are here!
Very sweet and romantic ☺ Made me say “awww”
Such fun reading your words and then learning of the festival for your birthday, I hope you have a castle to enjoy the lights from, and a prince to kiss too. 🙂
It’s such a delightful story! I enjoyed it very much. 🙂
this make me feel happy. beautiful
Happy it made you happy! ;o)
A really sweet, romantic story. October 24th is my birthday – I’d love to see a lantern festival on that day! I love your name choices. 🙂
Is it? Cool. So we all have birthdays on the same date…
They cancelled the Lantern Fest… 😢 Need to find another way to celebrate our birthdays….
Oh no! Those lanterns would have been such an impressive sight! I hope you had a great day, Etol. 🙂
Ended up going to my daughter’s friend’s party at an ice skating arena and had a fall… haha. But then dinner with family on Saturday and a cake baked by a friend on Sunday. It was fun. Hope yours was good as well.
I had a great time, thanks! Out with my family Friday night, cake with my parents on Saturday and a day out on Sunday. I hope you didn’t damage yourself too badly in your fall!
A lovely story, Etol. I’ve never been to a lantern festival, and you make it sound quite beautiful – especially when watched from the top of a castle tower. I see you’ve already discussed the date of your birthday with my daughter (afairymind). The funny thing is, Louise was born on my wedding anniversary, so October 24th is well celebrated in our house! 🙂
No more Lanterns for us tomorrow…
Still plenty of reason to celebrate. Happy birthday to Louise and I, and happy anniversary to you!
Thanks Etol – and a very Happy Birthday to you! 😀
Cool. I just bought my tickets. I’ll post pictures then on the day after and dedicate it to all of us. ;o)