With the great engraved doors closing and isolating her in the vast Temple of Sol, the bride stood with her eyes cast down, submissive, docile. Dutiful, faithful, she awaited her wedding and her death; she awaited the inferno of God; she awaited her joining with the morning sun.
She awaited her groom.
A small hidden door opened soundlessly, and looking up she saw the stinking holy man, naked and chuckling; a broad flat-bladed gold dagger in one hand, his manhood in the other.
She looked around the room, and on seeing the skulls of previous brides she understood; there would be no holy inferno, no rising morning sun, no meaningful sacrifice for the betterment of her tribe… her groom, her death, had arrived.
Oh goodness… I am shattered. Kids woke up at an ungodly hour in the morning, and I’ve been struggling all day. So this little post is a quick (and a little dark) Five Sentence Fiction story using the prompt ‘Offering’ from Lillie McFerrin Writes blog. As Lillie says on her blog:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.
Five sentences is a whole different story to the 100 words challenge – with no word limit, there is a temptation to write sentences that go on, and on, and on, and just when you think they are finished; BANG – semicolon. Keeping the sentences manageable and readable is really quite difficult.
Well this is all the writing for me today, I got over my 5000 words this week, and I need the sleep!
Let me know what you think in the comments. I’m happy with criticisms as well as positive things, so feel free to be honest.