This week’s Friday flash (or Friday drabble, as it were) is based on this photo from wiki commons. It’s supposed to be some type of chemical element, but to me, it looks like a good magical item.
Thorn stared at the luminescent, colorful rock. Rummaging through the wizard’s things, he’d picked it up by accident. He could never resist color; it was why the inn owner forced him to work here.
He rubbed its end and pricked his finger. Blood smeared the pretty stone, sparkling in the lamplight. He rubbed it away, than sucked his finger.
He blinked. Smoke rose from the stone, clotted into the shape of a man. He blinked again. He was seeing things.
One solid arm reached out and ripped Thorn’s head off.
The wizard leaned against the door. “Good job, genie.”
- Discovered New Standard in Drabble (storytreasury.wordpress.com)