New flash fiction over at http://phlambler.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-prediction-back-into-swing-of-things.html
Rules – 100 words max flash fiction or poetry using the following words – battle, wool, penance. Deadline is 9pm UK time on Thursday 20 September 2012.
ALONE IN A ROOM
By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
She sits alone in a room.
On the table… a single candle flickers.
Needle pierces naked flesh… drawing the crimson thread through her shriveled skin… each wrinkle testimony to her battle with age… the rough wool sews the tale of her adultery across her bare torso.
Sharpened steel flashes in the candlelight… tiny rivulets of blood crust on her pale flesh.
She stands in the square… unclothed body defenseless… her sin revealed.
The crowd gathers.
The first stone misses its mark.
A second stone… sharp… draws blood on once proud breast… then another.
Her smile falters.
~ finis ~
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