This week’s prompt in @jayna’s Fifty Word Challenge was “shade”, so I decided to write something that may or may not end up in my fantasy novel, The Shard of Myrsi. Enjoy! Pain rippled through the gash on Sina’s back then eased. “Isn’t moonshade poisonous?” The healer nodded. “But the blossom,
Paul swung the rock down on the chain with as much force as his restraints allowed. Twenty years in this hell-hole. He was innocent, dammit! He swung again. Why didn’t they believe him? One more strike. The chain broke at last. He’d show them just how guilty he could be.
This is a vignette from Emtia’s history that show’s the effects of a condition called Nightmare’s Death. To read the full article, go here. I ached to run to Darad, to wake him from his dreams. But that would only hasten the effects of the curse. He tossed and turned.
I decided to take a break from the Dragon Egg Saga this week and give you a different 50 word story, haha. This one uses the prompt fence. Thank you, @jaynas-minime, for always thinking of words that have multiple uses! The Great Chore Race Ashley raced forward, her gaze fixed
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