#FridayFictioneers: The Vigil

So, turns out this is actually posted Wednesday. I feel like if I write it on Wednesday it’ll get a little more attention, plus the weekends are starting to get a little bit hashtag-heavy, so we’ll do this on the day it launches for a bit.

PHOTO PROMPT – © J Hardy Carroll
PHOTO PROMPT – © J Hardy Carroll

“It’s been a year,” the girl in white said. She picked at a scab on her knee.

“That’s right,” the woman in white answered.  “Tomorrow, we learn.”

“Do we really have to stay up all night?”

“He was your father,” the woman answered.  “For your father, we wait all night.”

“And if he rises?”

“If he rises with gladness, we welcome him.  If he does not rise, we leave him.”

“And if he rises without gladness?”

“Then we shall see,” she answered.  The ceremonial knife dug at her back.  She would have to decide swiftly who it was for.

(100 words)

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog hop hosted by Rochelle. She posts a photo prompt then challenges readers to write a 100 word story inspired by the prompt. It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try! Check here for the info then write your story and post it, link up and enjoy the other stories!

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