Friday Fictioneers 27-3-13

Her fingers grasp at the reality of life’s discomfort once more, the stark certainty of dawn’s light clutches back at her terror and, fighting her internal conflict, she lights two lamps for her lost sisters. The innocent glow brings hope to her soul and she softens, tension leaving her as the flames rise, hungry for air and release.

She closes the Rituale Romanum, the last words of the exorcised demon still ringing in her ears…

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers 27-3-13

  1. I can’t imagine doing my own exorcism! I like how you included the name of the ritual (which I’m assuming is real, although I didn’t look it up.)

    Just a small thing–” dawn’s light” needs an apostrophe.


  2. Every week, when I get to your story, I know I’m in for a treat. Yet again, this is beautifully written and a great story. I loved the line with ‘two lamps for her lost sisters’
    Tiny tiny typo: one of your apostrophes seems to have gone walkabout in the word ‘dawn’s’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I shall find that pesky ‘postrophe forthwith…
      Thank you for your kind comment! My wife pestered me for a year to share my writing and I was too embarrassed. Glad I am though! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Isn’t it scary putting it out there! People don’t realise there’s parts of your soul hidden between those letters. Thank your wife for me – she was right! (We always are ๐Ÿ™‚ )

      • It is scary, but satisfying as well – phew. My amazing wife is already thanked on your behalf and she has such a smug look on her beautiful face …! lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. kingsley – It is a big step to open such a personal thing to others. That is one thing I really enjoy with Word Press and Friday Fictioneers in particular. We get to buoy each other with words of appreciation and encouragement. You have a nice entry this week that feels just right.

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