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Friday Flash: To Survival

This piece is inspired by this picture from the wiki commons.

He looked over his shoulder for the last time. The white-washed building had been home for ten years. It lacked earthly pleasures, but there was more peace inside it than any palace.

He might be back, but never as a monk. The king, perhaps. If he was lucky enough to survive his coronation.

He took a deep breath, looked ahead, straightened the gold tassels on his sleeves and squeezed his calves gently to move the horse forward.

His guard fell in around him, a glittering force in sable uniforms and crimson trim.

He sent up a silent prayer for survival.

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9 thoughts on “Friday Flash: To Survival

  1. Or as we used to say when we were kids: “This one’s for all the marbles.” In other words, victory or death! Onward!

    Loved this peek into the mind of someone who’s risking everything to gain everything.

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