99 word prompt : fireweed

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2018/02/08/february-8-flash-fiction-challenge/

February 8, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes fireweed. You can use it as the plant, a flower, a metaphor or as the name of someone or something. Go where the prompt leads. Burn bright when you write.



“Dr. Bernard Fireweed?”  I asked, a bit put-off by a door too many greasy hands had touched.

A man with scruffy white hair replied an amused, “Yes.”

“You’re late!”

“As my mother, Rosebay, used to say I live on Indian time.”

He took out a large key, unlocking a door leading to an empty room. Aghast, I asked, “This is a psychiatrist’s office?”

“I’m a hypnotherapist.  Your mind creates what surrounds you.”

A small corner desk held a nameplate, “Bern Fireweed.” Two chairs faced each other.

“When do we start?”

“The moment I opened the door to your imagination.”