Seven Sentence Story

“It shouldn’t count as a sacrifice if you’re just giving up something you didn’t want in the first place!” she shouted at the retreating backs of her former neighbors.  She had never been very good at keeping her mouth shut, or, for that matter, at following the myriad unspoken rules that guided the life of a village woman.  That was why she’d ended up here, chained to a boulder, wearing nothing but a shift and waiting for the dragon to show up and eat her.

She sent one more glare down the now empty path before turning to assess her situation.  The chains connected to her ankles met and linked into one before running to the boulder, creating a “Y” shape at her feet, while each wrist manacle was connected by chain directly to the stone.  The rock itself was an excellent height to sit on, except that the idiot villagers had locked her in facing the thing.  Shrugging, she stepped her right foot over the “Y” and lifted her right arm over her head; although it left her arms wrapped around her middle, she could sit down, and she might as well be comfortable while she waited for her doom.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. deshipley
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 11:19:45

    She makes a good point in her opening line. X)

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