This the last installment of the story of Peregrine and Becky. My apologies if this one is a little less stand-alone. However, here are the previous editions: 1. Peregrine’s Bar, 2. Clue 43, 3. Midnight Call, 4. Special Becky, 5. Freakish Becky. Obviously when you write flash-fiction, a lot of the story has to be implied. I am planning on writing a novella of the whole story of Peregrine and Becky. It should be ready in about…6 months or so, if I’m lucky. You know how it goes. However, I will let you know when it is ready, if anyone is interested.
Peregrine knelt in the Parisian apartment and held his daughter Becky as she sobbed in his arms.
“You came for me, Dad.”
“I didn’t want to kill them.”
“I’m sorry about Mom.”
“Don’t bring that up again. It was an accident.”
“Can we go home now?”
He nodded and took her hand. “Hey, do you know when we first knew you had a special gift?”
“You were four. You whispered and made a street performer jump through his piano.”
Becky smiled and Peregrine’s heart almost melted. If he could, he would keep her smiling forever.
June 12th, 2013 at 8:48 pm
Wonderful ending to it.
I’d get your novella when it’s done 🙂
June 12th, 2013 at 8:49 pm
Thanks. 🙂 I am usually crazy swamped with other projects, but I’ll some time in the summer and I don’t think it would take too long to write.
June 12th, 2013 at 8:50 pm
You’ve done a lot of the work with it. I plan on doing the same with Raynard at some point. Probably when he is either dead or has killed Saskia
June 12th, 2013 at 9:07 pm
Glad to read of the reunion. Sounds like Mom’s accident is a whole new Becky story (tragedy) to be recapped at a later time. Waiting.
June 12th, 2013 at 9:27 pm
I probably won’t be during Fictioneers (although you never know), but I will write about it at some point.
June 12th, 2013 at 9:27 pm
Glad she got out unscathed – nice ending
A novella is a good idea
June 12th, 2013 at 9:52 pm
This is such a good theme. Good luck with the novella.
June 12th, 2013 at 10:19 pm
Don’t know what happened to her mother..But, this is a lovely ending and the piano was well-connected to this story
June 12th, 2013 at 10:21 pm
Thanks. If/when I write the full story, you can find out about the mother.
June 12th, 2013 at 11:15 pm
Special becky drives the clowns insane!
June 12th, 2013 at 11:17 pm
Yeah, apparently she was bored or wanted to spice things up a bit.
June 13th, 2013 at 11:55 pm
Ha! Great line — could be the title of her theme song!
June 13th, 2013 at 11:57 pm
June 13th, 2013 at 2:25 am
A nicely wrapped up ending here to the suspenseful story. Best wishes on writing it — I hope it’s fun to add in the details (and more adventures) between episodes that you wrote for the Fictioneers.
June 13th, 2013 at 4:42 am
Nice on its own as well as a fine ending!
June 13th, 2013 at 4:55 am
I love reading these every week. Thank you.
June 13th, 2013 at 8:57 am
Thank you. I’m glad.
June 13th, 2013 at 5:41 am
Excellent 100 word ending for Becky and Peregrine. And I have a funny feeling that even with your other projects, if you sat down and began to work on the novella, it would spill itself out, much quicker than you imagine. Just a hunch, perhaps, but I think so!
June 13th, 2013 at 8:53 am
No, I think you’re right. If I can write a Nano novel in a month, I should be able to write this in a couple weeks of concentrated effort. I just need to carve out time.
June 13th, 2013 at 9:07 am
I hope you do! Actually I think it might be good for you to do so!
June 13th, 2013 at 8:10 am
I think it will make an excellent novella, David. Good job!
June 13th, 2013 at 10:30 am
Cool! WAY cool! Thanks!
June 13th, 2013 at 10:32 am
I love a happy ending. I’d be interested in reading when you flesh these stories out into a novella. Good job!
June 13th, 2013 at 1:12 pm
I love happy endings too and especially with characters I really like, I didn’t want to totally mess them over. Take them through hell, but bring them out more or less okay at the end.
June 13th, 2013 at 10:41 am
A happy ending to a rather strange story, but I am reminded of your moto above, ‘writer of all things weird and kinky?’ or something like that? 🙂
June 13th, 2013 at 1:10 pm
Something like that. 🙂 I tend not to write normal stories. Must be my personality. But I do like happy endings most of the time.
June 13th, 2013 at 1:24 pm
They work, too. 🙂
June 13th, 2013 at 10:47 am
Sweet story. Love the dialogue.
June 13th, 2013 at 12:05 pm
Oh that is a good story to explain this picture and fantastic the way you wove it into your ongoing characters stories! 😀
June 13th, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Lovely and very packed for 100 words.
June 13th, 2013 at 5:31 pm
So that was how it all began! Good luck with the novella. 🙂
June 13th, 2013 at 6:48 pm
I’ll have to go back and read your previous installments, but I thoroughly enjoyed this story on its own.
June 13th, 2013 at 7:29 pm
Thank you. 🙂 I’m glad it comes across well. I don’t like these stories to stand on too much information from previous installments, but it seemed a bit unavoidable in this one.
June 13th, 2013 at 11:19 pm
June 14th, 2013 at 4:15 am
I need to catch up with the Peregrine and Becky stories – this has made me want to do just that.
June 14th, 2013 at 4:43 am
Perfect way to end the series! Really like these characters.
June 14th, 2013 at 7:57 am
Thanks. Glad you liked it. 🙂
June 14th, 2013 at 5:42 am
Would definitely love to read the novella at some point.
June 14th, 2013 at 2:53 pm
sorry for being “that annoying reader” but did people obeyed what she whispered?
June 16th, 2013 at 9:24 pm
you will never be “that annoying reader” 😉
It’s hard to convey in the short space, but not only to people obey when she whispers, but do it gladly, as if of their own free will. The only indication of that was in the story “Freakish Becky” when it said the kidnappers “happily threw themselves out a fourth-story window”. Also, it’s not really a whisper, more of a mental command, but that’s how she thinks of it.
June 14th, 2013 at 7:22 pm
great ending 🙂 all the best of your novella
June 14th, 2013 at 7:59 pm
I’ve heard of making people jump through flaming hoops, but a piano? Sounds like she has a future in management – HA!
June 16th, 2013 at 9:18 pm
Hmm, that’s a great point. And let’s all hope she never runs for public office.
June 14th, 2013 at 9:10 pm
A really good read here David – captured a father’s love precisely! I’d be interested in knowing when your novella is due.
June 16th, 2013 at 9:18 pm
Thank you, Troy. I’ll let you know when the novella is out. It won’t be for a while though.
June 17th, 2013 at 8:41 pm
I’ve got time, David… =)
June 15th, 2013 at 4:06 am
You did it again, David! You managed to make full of the prompt and tie it into your story. I’m so impressed! Well done.
June 16th, 2013 at 9:15 pm
Thank you. That means a lot to me. I’m happy with how it turned out but kind of glad to be done with the series and free to let my imagination run free again. 🙂
June 15th, 2013 at 5:22 am
Wonder if she can keep her mind in control now.. but a happy ending indeed.
June 16th, 2013 at 9:14 pm
It’s a happy ending, with just a shadow of menace still. Who knows?
June 15th, 2013 at 6:03 am
Would make a great Novella. Good luck with that.
This is a exploration of her powers and the kind of thing only a child would ask. Like the sentiment at the end, that can go somewhere.
June 16th, 2013 at 9:13 pm
Thank you. There’s a lot of places this could go.
June 15th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
awww that was a wonderful ending 🙂 this story’s got lots of heart in it. you’re writing a novella? you’re such a great writer, i say go for it! 🙂
June 16th, 2013 at 9:13 pm
Thanks! After all the darkness of the last few, I thought I’d end it nicely, since ultimately it’s the story of a father and daughter. We’ll see how the novella turns out, but I’ll keep you posted.
June 15th, 2013 at 8:07 pm
There is so much love in this ending, and you’ve incorporated the themes perfectly – a great combination of the prompt and Becky’s Whispering. I’m looking forward to the novella and finding out what happened to mum.
June 16th, 2013 at 6:01 am
Your characters already intrigue me. Keep me informed about your novella! Ann
June 16th, 2013 at 9:06 pm
Will do. I’ll probably start it in a month or so, when I find the time.
June 16th, 2013 at 9:49 pm
June 16th, 2013 at 6:47 am
Very gripping. Well done.
June 16th, 2013 at 7:51 am
Awww, that’s lovely, in a bewitching sort of way.
June 17th, 2013 at 6:03 pm
Brilliant. From the first episode it was clear that there was a decent sized story there ready and waiting. I love the whole concept.
June 17th, 2013 at 6:16 pm
Thanks! I think it worked out well.