Friday, June 24, 2011

Journaling...Friday Fiction: Watch

Today is Friday Fiction at The One-Minute Writer.  The prompt is Write a brief bit of fiction using the prompt "Watch."  From C. Beth...Friday Fiction is your opportunity to write a short (short, short, short) story. Many participants use more than one minute for Friday Fiction prompts, and I open up the One-Minute Writing of the Day contest to entries of various lengths.

Richard had worked on the night watch in the Tower for years.  He patrolled the required areas silently.  He didn't like working in the Tower.  Too many souls had passed through its doors to the scaffold.  It was a dismal place.  As he was passing the quarters which housed the prisoners of high status, he heard a woman's voice.  He looked through the small window in the door and saw a slight, pretty woman on her knees, praying fervently.  She had a courageous air about her and there was a strange heavenly light surrounding her head.  He was astounded by the apparent strength emanating from her...she who was destined for the executioner's sword on the morrow.  He hung his head, his spirit much afflicted, and continued down the corridor.

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