Sunday, April 1, 2012

Shadows In A Timeless Myth Presents Six Sentence Sunday Excerpt Eight

 Shadows In A Timeless Myth
Six Sentence Sunday Excerpt 

"They dragged me—cursing them, resisting every inch of the way—before their roving court of mock justice, condemning me, with all ceremony, to burn as a witch.
A witch! I prayed that the Sorceri High Council would choke on the knowledge that one of their own divine race was to be burned as a common witch—burned alive at the hand of the mortal race they so disdain.

I remember...the trees at the forest’s edge, wavering in the chill breeze like skeletal warriors drawn from the very pits of hell. The air around me was gorged with fear, and the night writhed with the wailing of the condemned: a young peasant girl who suffered with nightmares, a guildsman more talented than his neighbor, a small family of Jews—father, mother and bright-eyed son—whose riches tempted priestly coffers, an adulterous wife, a sodomite grave robber and his idiot apprentice, a midwife, who failed to deliver a healthy child for a vindictive nobleman, a peddler of love charms, and two outspoken heretics. They were twelve in number, all mere mortals, most no more than innocent victims of ignorance, false witness, or greed. 

Shadows In A Timeless Myth Excerpt
Teresa Thomas Bohannon
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Smiles & Good Fortune, 
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Of Human Bondage, 1915

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