“I hate picking blueberries.”
”Magnus, Ma said we have to get enough for a pie. Come on,” David insisted.
As they walked the path to the lake, they ran into a young lady. She called herself Fannie. She said she was at the fort to visit her sister.
Fannie grabbed David’s bucket and ran ahead. She said she’d help pick blueberries. The boys ran after her. They picked blueberries for a time. Fannie got farther away from them. The boys called for her. She didn’t come back.
A group of men searched for her all night. Fannie was gone.
Thanks to Charli and the #carrotranch for this wonderful prompt. This flash fiction story is based on the legend of Fannie Hooe and Fort Wilkins which is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It lies in Copper Country, the Keweenaw Peninsula, in the UP. Visit the carrotranch to read the legend.