Flash Fiction: A King and a Prophecy
Before I go off to check out the other contestents of Brenda Drake’s contest I wanted to share this. The story is actually a scene from the novel I am writing for NaNo and I wanted to share it. More likely than not the final cut will not look anything like this, but its the first bit I have written for the book.
I cannot think of finer folk with whom to share it.
Please enjoy the next 300 words.
He stood outside her tent, soft grass and flowers releasing perfume into the night. The moment he entered would change the world as he knew it, and he would cherish this moment as long as he could.
Arthur calmed himself. This was his destiny. No matter what, he had his friend at his side and his sister was training to be a powerful priestess.
The Gods smiled on those present for the summer solstice. Tonight was a night to celebrate the mother earth and her children.
It was time. Taking a deep breath, Arthur stepped inside and towards his future.
Her face was covered in shadow. Her long hair was smooth and her lips full. The dim moonlight came from a small window in the tent and revealed the painted tattoos on her bare body.
She was gorgeous. She was nameless. She was here for the Stag King. Tonight, Arthur was playing the role to symbolize earth coming to life.
The girl bowed her head and Arthur closed the space between them. Lifting her chin he kissed her fiercely. Not speaking to each other they lay on the soft furs spread out.
A dire prophecy was fulfilled. A child.
Sunlight came through the window above. Arthur woke alone. Was it a dream?
His face paint was nearly worn off, much of it present on the furs. No, it was real.
Today he would leave for further training. There was much to be done if he was to someday to unite Britannia. He must do what his father could not; be a king.
The priest was sitting outside the tent. He looked at Arthur, and turned away. This was not something stoppable. Arthur sat beside the older man.
Soon they would journey to the south. For now, he rested.
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