Thursday photo prompt: Blade #writephoto

Sue has given us a slightly different photo for her challenge  this week:

Legend had it the owner of this sword would have riches and power beyond their wildest dreams. Had he not witnessed it first hand? Seen with his own eyes the glory and spoils of victory?
Holding the blade aloft, he chanted the ritual words, allowing the tip to cut into his skin and his blood to flow over the cold steel.
He had not anticipated the pain.
Nor the blinding glow of green that emitted from the blade as it trembled in his hands.
‘False God! Liar! Traitor!’
The voices echoed around his head as he slid to his knees.
The Sword of Truth did not lie.
The wound became a torrent and he felt his life’s energy drain from his body.
His last thought was how he wished he had left well alone and not stolen the weapon from the sleeping King.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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16 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Blade #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Ah… stolen sword syndrome. It never ends well 😉

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Wow. This is brilliant Di. You paint it well

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice fantasy fairytale Di.

  4. See what happens when you take things that don’t belong to you.

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Naughty !! Great story 💜

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