Fragile Prison

They ensured the sealing of the portal was complete. Once they did, the members of the circle finally breathed easier. It had been weeks since they last rested. Now they could. Although all knew the power lying behind the sealed door was merely dormant and not destroyed. They didn’t have the strength or magic to…

Bitter End

“I was in love with a man the world did not want me to have.” “Why?” She shrugged; why did people decide that someone should or should not love another being? “Don’t you know at all?” Of course she did. Now. But not then. She hadn’t understood. She’d rebelled, she’d cried but nothing did anything….

What Makes a Hero?

There were pools of blood in the courtyard; many had died so that one might be saved. Well two rather, but one didn’t count as much as the other. In the mud lay two gigantic men, each in their own way: one in strength and courage, the other in power and magic. What would History…

Harvest

They’d be trudging through the desert for weeks now, the sun hotter from one day to the next. Their canteens were almost empty and their food reserves low. Unless they found a way fast, they wouldn’t make it back. Selene turned when she heard the sound of someone landing heavily in the sand. Greon was…

100 Years of Solitude ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude is considered a masterpiece of literature. In summary it follows the generations of one family from its founding parents – Jose Arcadio and Ursula Buendia – as they also build the city of Macondo to its final disappearance after 100 years of solitude. From one incest to…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Bitter

The bitter wind blowing from the North was merely a harbinger of the bitter fight that would happen soon between the two former friends. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it. Try…

Treasure Hunt

Leaning against the door and breathing heavily, Sarah held the precious parcel close to her chest. It had taken all her craft to obtain it without anyone noticing it and nothing would prevent her from unlocking its secret now. She locked the door behind her and went to her desk. She took a deep breath…

First Encounter

“You seem lost.” She prevented a scream. A man stood right behind her, towered really. He wore a cloak with a hood he’d pulled down over his face. Just like her. “Yes… I was heading to the temple.” “Newly arrived.” She nodded. “I’m going there myself; shall I guide you?” “That’d be really kind.” He…

Unforeseen

“He was an absolute demon in bed.” “He was an absolute demon in everything, dude, he’s an actual demon.” “Well he was…” There was sadness in Eleanor’s voice. “Dude you’re not actually mourning. He had to die.” “But he saved us.” Lia shrugged. He may have been a demon, corrupted and perverted, but he didn’t…

Betrayal

When she received the invitation, Laura was surprised… Ally hadn’t spoken to her in a couple of months; her latest foray into high end society had brought her back changed and somehow Laura didn’t fit in her life anymore. Who could have known that her mother’s second marriage would influence her this way? She’d insisted…

Regrets and Memories

She looked about the room; it was empty but for the chair, which leaned uselessly against the door frame. Others might wonder how such a magnificent place could have fallen to such a state of decay. Not she. At first she’d felt anger, hatred even; now sorrow, regrets and pointless wishes for another chance dominated….

Worlds in Danger

The three of them had been digging for hours, the world around them dark and humid. It wasn’t good, Danik grumbled. There was something unnatural about being this deep. Pleore knew he was right but they had their orders; whether they liked it or not they must obey. It wasn’t as if they could do…