Not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest.
It started one morning when, while waiting to open the gates for the big celebration, his house was marked.
Guests went away, afraid of being close to the red mark. He and his family were doomed.
He knew it was time to change, but he was also afraid.
He could still save his family if he went away, but that would mean not seeing them ever again.
The spirits came to summon him. “I can’t decide when to change” was his answer.
“The time is now! Come.”
And so he did…
This post was written in response to 2 writing challenges:
- Mondays Finish the Story – Oct. 19th, 2015 -> with a prompt to start a story with the sentence “Not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest” and be inspired by the picture below:
To see other entries for MFtS, click the blue frog below
- 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – #Week171 -> with a prompt to include in the story the sentence “I can’t decide when to change“
I also took the opportunity to write a brief continuation to my own The Red Mark, on which lots of people replied curious about what the mark means. Well, this 106 word story does not really explain much, but puts us one step ahead into finding out what it means… ;o)