Delivered Up – Friday Fictioneers


Please accept my first entry to Friday Fictioneer for the December 26, 2013 edition.

Delivered Up

towerDeheya’ smoothed her doeskin dress.  The Count emerged from the portal.  Her heart stopped.

Bowing, he clicked his heels , and pressed lips to her hand.  “I waited all night.”

She nodded, not trusting herself.

“Not even for this?”  His eyes swept to the Tower.  The bright beacon promised much.

She shook her head.

Gently holding her hand, he murmured, “Your People offered you up.”

Proud, she remembered.

He smiled.  “Come.  Our year awaits.”  His voice promised silks and sweets.

Perhaps their son would join the People and the New Ones.  War would end.  Women would smile again.

Deheya’ followed.

Read about Deheya’s changed life.

17 thoughts on “Delivered Up – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Silent Moccasins,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. You may find, as many of us have, that once you start this weekly activity it’s hard to stop.
    In your story, I have the feeling that your characters have entered the afterlife? Intriguing. I look forward to reading more from you.



    • Rochelle – Thank you for hosting Friday Fictioneers. I had fun writing the story. It turned out far differently than I imagined. The characters took over, in just 100 words. Silent

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