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Saturday Centus Week 93 – Prompt: …the wedding was atthe firehouse… – in 106 words – “First Dawn”

13 Feb

The time of union had passed. The wedding was at the firehouse, the celebration on the village green. There had been partying. Now all was quiet.

Miklik announced, “Kinsfolk, it’s almost time. Rise and await the coming.”

Legend had told of this time. Lady Sky would wed Lord Fire and bring light into the world. This was to be the first morning.

“Look!” shouted a young kinschild.

All eyes turned in the direction of the pointing child. The first light started to show above the distant horizon. Kinsfolk cheered. The union had been successful. Light had fallen on the world. Darkness would no longer reign alone.

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9 Comments

Posted by on February 13, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

9 responses to “Saturday Centus Week 93 – Prompt: …the wedding was atthe firehouse… – in 106 words – “First Dawn”

  1. KeithBizzell

    February 13, 2012 at 23:05

    Ross,

    I love this story, “Lady Sky would wed Lord Fire and bring light into the world”.
    Great line.

    Also there’s so much hope in the last paragraph, especially “Light had fallen on the world. Darkness would no longer reign alone”. I like the fact it acknowleges that darkness will still be there sometimes but it would share it’s stage with light.

    Thank you,

    Keith

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 13, 2012 at 23:30

      Thanks for the comment.

      There were many ways to approach the prompt in a more regular way. I had started writing one of these when I decided to switch to a more mythical style of story. Something appealed to me in the idea the firehouse was more like the home of fire rather than a fire station.

       
  2. Judie McEwen

    February 14, 2012 at 00:54

    What a lovely story, Ross!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 14, 2012 at 21:35

      Thanks for the comment.

      I looked at the more obvious uses of the prompt but turned to fantasy when the idea occurred. 🙂

       
  3. anita

    February 14, 2012 at 01:46

    That was beautiful! Loved it!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 14, 2012 at 21:36

      Thanks for the comment.

      It ended up a nice little story, although I had started out trying a more traditional use of the prompt. 🙂

       
  4. Judee

    February 16, 2012 at 22:30

    This is a lovely tale, I’m glad you shose something non-traditional.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 16, 2012 at 22:56

      Thanks for the comment.

      I like a little fantasy at times. 🙂

       
  5. Jenny Matlock

    February 27, 2012 at 04:56

    This was really different from what I normally read here Ross. Impressive writing. Your ability to switch genres is impeccable.

    Bravo!

     

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