Power

Avatar Author: smdasilva {LoA} I am just a girl who always wanted to be a writer. Follow me on Twitter @smdasilva5! Read Bio

I pulled in the power that surrounded me, power from the men on the beach, from the animals in the forest, from the fish in the ocean. They had me surrounded and were slowly closing in. No, they will not kill me here, not on the sacred shore. I will not let them defile this place. I knew what I had to do but took no pleasure in the doing.

When the power was almost too much, I released it. Men fell like matchsticks and I ran like all the women before me had run. I ran to save myself. I ran to save the daughter in my womb, the last of our line.

Run, hide, don’t let them ever find you. I recalled my mother’s whispered voice, just before them came for her. I had lost everything that day. I was determined that today would have a different outcome.

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  1. Avatar smdasilva {LoA}

    Will no one comment on my story?

    puppy dog eyes

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Oh, witches. It took me a bit to follow what was going on. I think it felt vague somewhere in the list of defuse things from which she’s drawing in power, and then the ambiguous ‘they’ which made it sound like the animals and fish were also closing in on her. I get the ambiguous ‘they’, but just the placement made it a bit odd.

    Great job on the drama side of it and laying out the stakes involved in your tale.

  3. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Left a comment, as you can see above, and wound up putting a sequel after maximumridge36’s, just to keep the story going a bit more.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Power, magic, I get it, but i did not get the feel that she was hunted FOR it. Had to read the tags and comments.

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