Fantasy Science Fiction posted May 18, 2009

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Elena out on a limb

Choices of Elena

by despiser

Perched high on a precipice, Elena could see a dark storm approaching in advance of the invaders.

War drums pounded, steadily encroaching, as her army fell under the fierce onslaught of the barbarian horde.

"I'm so sorry, my child," she cried, clutching him tightly to her body for one last time. "I cannot bear you to suffer in their cruel land!"

Elena held him out to look at his innocent face, so dear and warm to her.

Just two more steps...

Together, they tumbled over the edge to the rocks far below.

Two hours later, the warchief marching by their crumpled bodies cried, "Take the city!"

100 Word Dash writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Take flash fiction to the extreme. Can you tell a complete story in just 100 words. If so, this is your opportunity to shine. The story can be about any subject you wish, creative approaches are of course encouraged. All stories must have the following: Main Character, Setting, Conflict, Resolution.

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