The Oracle's Tears

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The Oracle's Tears

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:43 am

The young knight had come asking of the seer, “How might I, never again, fear death.”

He left the tent emboldened; with a spring in his step.

He sought his true love who the Oracle informed him lived to the north.

There he journeyed to find her.

The seer watched him go, so full of confidence and without fear.

He wept, as he often did when the pilgrims departed with their answers, but this time more than most.

For in twelve months hence, when the woman died, the knight would never fear death again.

Instead, he would welcome it.
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Re: The Oracle's Tears

Post by InfernoFudd » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:17 am

I got a gut pull from this. Well done.

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Re: The Oracle's Tears

Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:02 am

Thank you.

Easier to hit the mark when drawing from life experience.
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Re: The Oracle's Tears

Post by dreamrock » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:06 pm

Ooh, deeply chilling.
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Re: The Oracle's Tears

Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:00 am

Hmm, thanks again.

I hope I can write something that isn't a complete and total bummer again someday, though.
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