When They Came
That night, they came for the witch, dragging her out by her hair. She screamed in pain but they did not care; bloodlust was in the air. Her charge? She lived at the edge of the village, near the forest; villagers saw how she kept to herself, how she fed the animals and how animals behaved docilely around her.
Surely that had to be black magic at work!
She was a filthy and sobbing mess by the time they tied her to the stake. No one would help her; men were easily manipulated and women believed in gossips.
And prayed until the fire consumed her body, leaving behind nothing but ashes.
Satisfied, the villagers went back to their homes that night and their daily lives the following day.
The world showed no compassion – to that woman, to her house and to the animals.
Just a little dark tale. My mind wandered to places where it usually does not go…
If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.
Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN
Here’s how it works:
Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE
Here are some suggestions:
- An answering photo
- A cartoon
- A joke
- A caption
- An anecdote
- A short story (flash fiction)
- A poem
- A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
- An essay
- A song—the lyrics or the performance
You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:
- Your creative offering is indeed yours
- Your writing is kept to 150 words or less
If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
If you tag it #CCC others should be able to find it by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)
Prompt: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #28