The ticking of the clock invigorated her. Every click pounded in her brain, every hourly chime let her know that she was that much closer to her release. Life, there's the rub... She would never know the calamity of a long life, and for that she was grateful. While others were doomed to grow old, lose their loved ones, die alone - she gave her life freely - knowing that her sacrifice would please their overlords, bringing peace to her village.

She said her farewells to a swelling sea of tear streaked faces, but her own was shining, brilliant. As the final chimes began to toll, her executioner beamed her into eternity.


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Galen almost 14 years ago

Sounds like the beginning to a SFF piece. Intriguing. You're welcome any time :)

ganymeder almost 14 years ago

Yeah, this is my first time doing this, so I hope it's enjoyable and not too atrocious! I'm glad this challenge was tweeted so that I had the opportunity to try this. Thanks!

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Author Catherine Russell shares her life with her high school sweetheart, their son, and two ferocious puppies in the Wilds of Ohio while writing short stories, editing her novel, and learning more about the craft every day. Her work has been published in Flash Me magazine, Metro Fiction, Beyond Centauri, and the ‘Best of Friday Flash – Volume One‘ and the ‘Best of Friday Flash – Volume Two‘ anthologies.

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