Burying The Dead (flash fiction)

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Burying The Dead

 

Aalen cut down all the bodies from the trees in the village. She spent the day burying her kin in the village outskirts. Every time saying a prayer to the Goddess while wiping away tears. She removed the sacred crystal shards from around the neck of the village Elder and buried her last. She cupped the largest one in her hands praying for a way to find the killers of her people. The shard glowing brilliantly in her hands showed the way. A rage filled her heart. She grabbed all her weapons and followed the path she had seen.

 

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This follows the previous flash fiction Hidden and Returning.

This was written using the prompt shards for the Carrot Ranch January 24 Flash Fiction Challenge.

 

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