#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

April 9: Flash Fiction Challenge

 

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April 9, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that declares, shield your face. It can be a knight of old, a doctor, or a senior citizen. What is the circumstance? Who makes the declaration? Go where the prompt leads!

 

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Knights so Bold

In days of old

Knights may well have been bold

Not so much when facing a leper colony

Their faces wrapped in filthy rags

To hide what lies beneath

No hand will shake

those dark wrapped fingers

No hug gave in greeting

Their eyes tell of a thousand deaths

Each day grows darker

Leave food outside the dark

open mouth of forgotten caves

Where no family dare enter

To watch from a distance

As bread is eagerly taken

So many lost in dark hollow walls

Then comes a Knight so bold

To tell of bright new life to unfold…

©anitadawes 2020

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