DFF: Only Hope

Well, I wasn’t really feeling the writing, but decided maybe I could do something with this prompt.  And wow… I sometimes impress even myself by what spins out… This is a very short piece and I feel that very shortness is what empowers it so much.

Today’s Prompt: A red gown floated around her as she descended the stairs— silver blood trailing behind her.

Today’s Story:

Photo by Andrey Zvyagintsev on Unsplash

Only Hope

The fight had been deadly, at least for a few people.  Her red gown floated around her, fluttering with every movement as she descended the stairs – a trail of silver blood left in every footprint.  She never once looked back, only forward with a determination never seen before, or since.  Killing the king was the only way to save herself, to save her children and the kingdom that she loved, but that didn’t mean she had to like it.

There is it, I hope you enjoyed this little piece. I think it might just be my favorite so far.  What about you? What thoughts does this prompt provoke?  Please share in the comments below! I love hearing from you! And if you haven’t seen them yet, please check out the anthologies I am published in, the MN Emerging Writers and the National Edition!


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