“Throw her in the pond and see if she sinks!” screamed the surging mob. Sick to death—literally—of rats and fleas overrunning their town, cows gone dry, fields lying fallow, and an alarming 10-year increase in stillbirths, they felt completely helpless.
They needed to blame someone, to regain their of sense power…However transitory that might be.
T’wasn’t my fault. The Sagewomen dropped me on this planet to observe a society destroy itself, that I might return home and save our own.
Each life is essential to the Collective.
They grabbed me, our skin blackened and oozing with Plague. I quietly sank and disappeared into the belly of Mother Earth.
Liz Husebye Hartmann
Kay M's Prompt:Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like just so long as it is 100 words or less and written for the following prompt. This week I'll write the first line and you'll finish the story. Choose one of the following for the first line of your story. You don't need to include my lines in your word count.
A man in a stained trench coat delivered the strange message.
There were enough pickles for everyone.
I was surprised to see him on my doorstep wearing that.
Let's throw her in the pond and see if she sinks.