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The Oracle

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:00 am
by munsi
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.

Re: The Oracle

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:41 pm
by Jmsbrtms
You nailed the last two drabbles. Excellent one liner endings.

Re: The Oracle

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:24 pm
by strawman
Yep, I agree, munsi. Well done.

Re: The Oracle

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:36 pm
by flyawaybefree
I love this one! One of your best endings by far.

Re: The Oracle

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:56 pm
by munsi
thanks, guys! i was quite proud of this one myself, i must admit