Their lord was captured by the priestesses of the Dark Sect.
She couldn’t let them have him. He was a good soul and needed to be saved.
She got her sword, mounted the mare and whistled for her companion dog.
In a minute they were flying through the woods, avoiding the branches and roots, trying to find the hidden shrine of the dark priestesses.
It wasn’t easy.
The woods were dark and very dense. Riding amongst its trees wasn’t a smooth ride.
Sometimes it also felt like they were going in circles. Maybe they were indeed.
And on top of it all, there was powerful dark magic protecting the shrine from being discovered.
But they needed keep trying.
His life was at risk and the villagers needed him.
She summoned her own Gods to help her on her quest. Hoping they’d help.
After two days riding, stopping only briefly to eat, and having had almost no sleep, the dog sniffed the air and started to bark and howl.
The mare panicked and wouldn’t go on.
She could also feel it. They were getting close.
She tethered the mare at a nearby tree and called the dog to come with her.
As they walked towards the force emanating from the trees, she became weak, her mind was going blank, but she was still struggling. She had to be strong to safe her lord.
After a few minutes of very hard walk, they came to clearing, where the priestesses were standing in a circle, with her lord tied up in the middle, subjugated, kneeling at the center, his head down.
She only had time to hear the spell before passing out herself.
Her lord was deceased…
This post was written for the Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #3, hosted by Carrot Ranch.
The challenge today was to write a piece of fiction of about 200-300 words, that included a septolet as a spell or a charm.
Initially I though only the septolet would be required and crated the one above naming is “Verborragic Avada Kedavra”. But it was only once the rules were posted, and I leaned it should be in the middle of a story, that I created the story around it to go with it.
The winner for this contest was announced yesterday at the Carrot Ranch.
Congratulations to Deborah Lee!
Good job to all the participants!
Portuguese version: Sacerdotisas do Mal