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Friday Flash: Blood

So . . . this idea came to me today. I didn’t even use an image prompt like usual. I am not entirely sure if it is a good idea, but I decided to go with it anyway.

Blood wreathed the mountain like morning fog.

He stood on his snow covered fields and watched. The lower peaks were still green and white. But he suspected the blood-path of the high mountain lords would engulf the whole mountain before spring.

He looked at the ground, pictured the winter seeds safe under their blanket of snow, and wondered if anything would survive to ripen in the summer.

He took a deep breath and shivered in a fierce gust of wind. The blood tang was sharp in the air. Blood and the musky fire smell of their dragon slaves. They were in the air.

He looked back; his household watched him. Some were wary, some with patience, some with contempt, but they watched him.

Time to go. And damn any who thought him a coward. No one could survive the upcoming war. No one.

14 thoughts on “Friday Flash: Blood

  1. I like the idea of the top of the mountain being swathed in blood & it working its way down the length of the mountain, driving the white snow into retreat before it

  2. I’m not sure about your character. Did he abandon family to save his own skin? I would have preferred to learn his household wasn’t his biological family. On the other hand…
    I’m curious about the dragon slaves; in a world that beings can make dragons into slaves is a world where a man can run without worrying about family (so you made a believable outcome within the world you created).

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