The Oracle

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The Oracle

Post by munsi » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:00 am

Vortagg stared the Oracle down, knuckles white upon his sword.

“I seek knowledge of my death, woman. Give me this knowledge.”

The crone’s shoulders slumped. That question never ended well.

“There’ll be a boy born in the village of Torain, and once grown he’ll lead a rebellion against you. Your fortress’ll fall, he’ll slay you, and your head’ll be paraded through the streets on a pike.”

Vortagg left the Oracles cottage, smiling to himself. The boy needed to be dealt with, but it’d wait. He had his answer, and it was good.

The cancer was benign. He would survive it.

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Re: The Oracle

Post by Jmsbrtms » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:41 pm

You nailed the last two drabbles. Excellent one liner endings.

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Re: The Oracle

Post by strawman » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:24 pm

Yep, I agree, munsi. Well done.
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Re: The Oracle

Post by flyawaybefree » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:36 pm

I love this one! One of your best endings by far.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: The Oracle

Post by munsi » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:56 pm

thanks, guys! i was quite proud of this one myself, i must admit

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