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PICTURE IT AND WRITE ~ A DIGNIFIED EXIT

This is a latest Picture it and Write prompt from Emilia’s blog ~ 1st November 2015

https://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/picture-it-write-76/

Ermila's Lady in Red

As usual the image is supplied and credited by Ermilia.

A DIGNIFIED EXIT

by John Yeo

  She sat on the throne of swords, denoting the powerful influences of the razor sharp effects of her power. The power of life and death that she was able to wield with a nod of her regal head, flowing with the long blonde hair of a Warrior Queen.
The ceremonial robes she was attired in, were made from red and grey woven silk. Her enemies said she always wore red, when she sat on the throne, to denote the blood-soaked terror of the untold thousands of deaths in her wars of terror, in pursuit of alluring power.
  A fearsome sight to behold as she was leading her generals, riding on a black thoroughbred stallion, into battle, with her long blonde hair streaming behind her!
One mysterious day, she cut off her long blond hair, then wrapped the tresses in the blood-red robes, after placing the package on the throne of swords, she rode off into the night.
  Her disappearance took the world by surprise. After a cryptic announcement, delivered on the last day, she ever sat on the throne of swords.

  “Power once attained is too dangerous to retain.”

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

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6 thoughts on “PICTURE IT AND WRITE ~ A DIGNIFIED EXIT

  1. I like the last line.“Power once attained is too dangerous to retain.” …the one with all the power …makes many enemies. Enemies that are unforgiving and will seek justice in due time. Perhaps she felt she had reached far enough. Great story.

    • Many thanks for your, as always thoughtful response Jessie. I thought that last line up, out of the blue, as I wanted a thought-provoking finish to the story. I will probably be resurrecting our warrior Queen in a longer version, I think. 🙂

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