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Flash Fiction entry #40

Amy C over at Romance Book Wyrm and Dottie over at Tink's Place
have come up with the idea for a Monday Morning Flash Fiction challenge. Each Monday a new picture prompt
will be posted and if you choose to participate - you post your story on Friday - 350 words, give or take. 


The Beast
by Blodeuedd

It was a dark night. Suline was walking home but she stopped every few meters and look behind her. She never did like the Green Woods at night, but it was the fastest way home and after a long days work she only wanted rest. She hurried a bit more and just wanted out. She was scaring herself and at the end she was running.

“Suline!” The voice made her stop and she turned around. A man came running, out of breath just as she was. He smiled and shook he head.”You should know better than to run in the dark.”

She rolled her eyes, but smiled too and pulled him closer and kissed him. Then she looked him in the eyes, still smiling. “And you should know better. My parents would skin you if they found you with me. You have not courted me yet Aram.”

“Psawh.” He kissed her again.

 

It was a glorious morning. Suline woke late, but then her parents usually did not care as she had been working late harvesting the crops Lord Wuillam. She quickly dressed and went downstairs. Her mother was making lunch and everyone else was out working on the farm. She was not even down before her mother hugged her close.

“Mother?”

Her mother shook her head and went back to the fireplace. “You father will take your place harvesting.”

Suline frowned and sat down.”Why.” She could hear that her mother was scared.

“Someone killed Aram, the butcher’s son last night. An animal they say.”

Suline said nothing and then she started to cry. Sweet gentle Aram! Was that the sound she had heard?

Her mother put a plate before Suline.”Now now, you are safe now.”

“Thanks mother,” she whispered. She ate in silence and tried not to think about Aram. He was supposed to come and ask her father if he could court her today. But now he would never come.

There was a wolf in the woods, not a regular wolf but a beast from the deep pits of Tatenus. The men decided to organize a hunt. But the beast could not be found, and more men were found, ripped to pieces. The village was shaken and the king’s men were sent out. The werewolf was found and killed. It fell down a steep cliff, alas it was never found. After that night no more bodies were found, so it had to be dead.

 

“Mama?”

Selene looked down at her youngest daughter and hugged her close.

“Mama, where is Suline?”

“Schhh.” She started to cry and looked at the casket being lowered in the ground. Her husband had come home joyous after having slayed the beast. But the next morning they had found Suline in the stable. Bloody and broken. The last victim of the beast.

Arina looked down at the casket and frowned. She really should tell her parents about the arrows she had found in Suline’s hand and how she was sure her sister had had a tail. She shook her head and looked up at her mother.

“You will get some buttercookies soon,” her mother said and Arina forgot all about tails and arrows.


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Not my best work, but well it was what it was.
And no HEA no either..well sort of

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
carolsnotebook.wordpress.com
May. 20th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
Good story.
I enjoyed the story but feel bad for poor Suline.
blodeuedd83
May. 20th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Good story.
Yes I am evil. But then it was better for her since she was a beast
(Anonymous)
May. 20th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor little beastie...good story but sad...well, sometimes sad is good too!

Anachronist
blodeuedd83
May. 20th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
It sure was sad :( She knew nothing about who she was, and it was not like she should have lived on
melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com
May. 22nd, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
Oooo, this is no HEA! ;) I do like it and who ended up being the wolf. Very interesting and I like the jumps in time, just ever so slightly. :) Very nice story!
blodeuedd83
May. 23rd, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank you Melissa :)
Nope no HEA this time either, but then it was about a evil werewolf so
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