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I have compiled parts one through four of the series into a single document titled Safia’s Story. I have added this story to my writing tab under short stories. Each week until the story is done I will post the newest installment on the blog, and then add it to the main document so that Safia’s story will always be available to read in its entirety. You can also search for Friday Fiction to read the individual pieces with their comments. Thanks so much for reading and for the great suggestions. Here’s part five… Continue reading
A single drop of rain raced along the broad surface of the spade-shaped leaf that stretched out in front of my hiding place. It followed the intricate pattern made by the indentations from many snaking veins until it finally found … Continue reading
“Fourteen rings.” I replied, squaring my shoulders a bit.
The old woman let out a harsh sounding cackle that quickly turned into a cough.
“Fourteen eh,” she said once she’d recovered, “and decided to become an old one already?”
My brow knit together in confusion. How did she know where I was going? Then she answered my silent question.
“No one comes out of that forest unless they’re journeying to the place of the souls child.”
Long blades of grass tickled my legs. The sun beat down relentlessly on the crown of my head causing sweat to trickle through my long hair. As my feet carried me tentatively forward I began to feel nervous, exposed. There was nowhere to hide on this treeless plain, no shade, no fruit; would there be water? How would I find it?
My breathing began to come in short gasps as as these questions raced through my mind. I considered going back, but one last glance at my forest is all that I allowed myself before continuing resolutely onward. Continue reading
A single drop of rain raced along the broad surface of the spade-shaped leaf that stretched out in front of my hiding place. It followed the intricate pattern made by the indentations from many snaking veins until it finally found the downward sloping valley at the center of the leaf. It picked up speed, as well as nearby beads of water, until it finally reached the pointed tip. It clung desperately to its final point of contact and I willed it to hold on. Continue reading