Standing in the Dark

“It was different,” they’d said. “We have to allow dispensation because of the circumstances.” They’d added. That was weeks ago… She stood in the darkness unmoving. She’d been in the darkness for some time now. She’d found refuge in a house; if one could really call “house” the derelict building she’d entered to escape the…

Foolish Decision

Geraldine arranged her blond curls into a semblance of order; what caused her to accept meeting the Duke? She couldn’t reason her logic; by every argument she considered it was foolish. She knew it then and now. So why follow through with it? For one, he responsible for her husband’s downfall; that Henry deserved his…

Devastation

She looked over the city from her window; it spread for miles and she could see it all. Some would think her lucky to have such a view, but she could only summon a contemptuous sneer. The city was lost and nothing she could do would change that truth. She had given its inhabitants all…

Unfair

Summer died that night. It wasn’t as if they didn’t expect it. Everything pointed towards the end. But everyone hoped against all odds that it wouldn’t happen. After all, how could anyone foresee or accept the death of a 5 year old child? ©scolpron2018 In response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie prompt First Line Friday.

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Foil

She tried to strike him with the foil, but her attempt was foiled by his sudden change of tactic; the rogue dropped his sword and ran towards her. ©️scolpron2018 ___________________________________________ 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…

Burnt World

The sun simmered red as it slunk towards the jagged horizon. Even in the evening light, the temperature was unbearable; and he knew once the sun had set behind the mountains, it would drop so low the night would be just as bad. This place wasn’t meant to be inhabited. Let alone colonized. But here…

Time’s Up

“No, no, no. I don’t want to go. I want to stay.” He sighed. It was always the same thing; after so many times, he was resigned. “Time to go Leslie. Don’t be a child.” “But I’m not done yet.” A child at the park, holding onto the structure of the swings as their mother…

Loyalty

She kept the taper close to her chest, as she walked through the corridors. She took every step with care; she couldn’t risk being found. The sentence was easy to guess; no one would believe she was here by inadvertance. One needed to know the ways to get here. She avoided going close to the…

Wrong Diagnosis

“He’ll live.” They had said. As if it were a joke; just another man acting like a baby in the face of a tiny injury. After all it seemed merely a small growth on his heel, an easy thing to heal. Only what seemed minor, a small bunion, proved much more complicated. Lying down, almost…

Disappearance?

The horse came back alone. The grooms panicked. If anything happened to her Ladyship, the Duke would be in a fury. He wouldn’t care for excuses. That Lady Felicity never listened to anyone’s advice – not even her husband’s – wouldn’t enter the Duke’s mind. He would be out for blood. She couldn’t have fallen,…

Unexpected Discovery

The creature looked dubiously at the disc in its hands; what could it mean? It placed the disc within the box that had protected it so far and in its satchel to be shown to the scientist on board the ship before moving forward. The planet they were orbiting around now was once rich; they’d…

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….