Kiara moved with lionlike grace through the crowd gathered round to hear their warlord speak. Continuing west, she stopped mid-stride when she heard a whisper. “So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm?”
Where was it coming from? The whisper became clearer as she moved towards the setting sun. The sky undulated with colors painting the lush landscape.
She closed her eyes, isolating the voice. A warm hand touched her neck where her heart was beating. Her pulse raced, as she looked up into deep golden-flecked eyes. His hair hung to his shoulders and she knew he was an elder by the markings above his right eye.
“You’ve heard me. Come; we must leave before the sacred blood rite. There are enemies among us and our leader is a fool. Those who drink from the chalice of blood will die.”
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
Come join us at dVerse where Ingrid has chosen a line for us to use from the The Chimney Sweeper, a poem by William Blake. The Line is “So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.”
dVerse Poets Pub: Prosery- Doing Our Duty
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page