Choices

100-word Flash Fiction. #FridayFictioneers
A story inspired by this photo provided by Madison Woods.


The old druid pounded seeds and crushed roots. The spring equinox celebration was tomorrow. Everyone would be here. The boy Elidyr must not be found. This potion would cloak him from the king’s searchers.

The boy did not intend to be the next king. He did not want to fight battles, he did not want to build castles, and he did not want to promote this new Christian religion. It was too stifling — corruption, and lies.

Worshiping the earth, water, and sky made more sense. Elidyr wanted to live quietly by the water — and train to be a druid.

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12 thoughts on “Choices”

  1. I like the idea of staying out of politics…I had a group I worked for once suggest I run for city council. The mere thought filled my heart with dread. I don’t blame the “old druid” for wanting to stay by the water and worship the elements. It’s much nicer that way. Thank you for sharing your work…

    ~Susan (Here’s mine: http://www.susanwenzel.com/)

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