Sunday, October 12, 2014

Once and For All

     Darkness swallowed the horizon in one ravenous gulp.  Swathes of firmament submitted to the torrent of premature night.
     Mathos shivered.  His heart was a lump of ice.  Bile rose in his throat, sludgy as the blackness above.
     “Mathos,” cried Elle.  “You see that?”  Her voice quavered.
     A staff appeared in Mathos’ fist.  His eyes burned.  “Yes, my wife.  This time I must vanquish the Dark One once and for all.”
     Elle leapt at him, a silent scream on her lips.  Her fingers sunk in a pool of light.
     Mathos soared, bearing the shape of a dove, and entered the darkness.


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    1. Thank you. There are a lot of limitations to the drabble form (this story is exactly 100-words), but I love how much power you can hold when you trim everything else away.