The Betrayal (flash fiction)

Artwork by Luis Royo

The Betrayal

The Grond had invaded to subjugate our lands and people. We knew we couldn’t defeat them alone, but if we allied with the Olomik people, then together we would be strong enough to send the Grond back across the wide sea.

I traveled through the narrow ravine to meet the Olomik leader. We toasted our alliance with fermented yaks milk and agreed to meet on the field of battle. But when that day came, we faced the Grond alone. Though we Talchek would be defeated this day, we would carry the Olomik and their lie in our hearts forever.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt of a story that includes a lie provided by the Carrot Ranch November 14 Story Challenge.

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