Thursday, 18 November 2010
The Sentinal - Lily's Friday Prediction
Every week, without fail, Lily Childs, hosts a 100-word flashfiction challenge. Why not drop by, take a look, oh - and have a go yourself, perhaps?
This week's words up for grabs were:
Uriel [the Archangel]
Sailing very close to the wind, with just a few hours of the challenge left, I scraped together a story (of sorts!) - not one of my usual genres but, hey - first time for everthing!
Uriel’s reflected light shone on the rich tapestries in the bedchamber, picking out fine gold threads in the weave.
His presence disturbed the kestrel, tied to its perch, head shielded in a tiny hood. Though unseen, it sensed the emissary sent from the Most High.
Not so, the woman in repose, fever blighting her slumber in the canopied bed. Uriel leaned against one of the posts, watching. Her beauty stirred him, but only to praise her Creator.
Charged with her protection, he glowed brightly, defying the demons that encroached upon her.
Tonight, they would have to feast on other flesh.