Release, Renew, Rebirth

The dancing, licking, crackling flames grew ever higher in the charred witches’ pot; convincing her they would writhe and rise above the rim.

And yet, they did not.

To a mirrored dance within her fascinated gaze, the fire merely danced and licked and crackled ’round its assigned artifact: the last human’s heart.

Yes, she breathed.

Hardly blinking, she and shifting wall shadows watched the smoky Samba churn and char the once-beating organ to a new and better form.

Gasping at the fresh-forged heat, she reached in to eagerly release her new heart.

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Mixed and forged for Girlie on the Edge‘s Six Sentence Story.

 

Photo Credit:
Maxim Tajer

 

ยฉ2019 Chelsea Owens

35 thoughts on “Release, Renew, Rebirth

  1. Great descriptive writing as I was right there in front of that frightening crackling fire. Your last sentence is excellent. Left me wanting to read more ๐Ÿ™‚

    Don’t forget to come over and link your story!!

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  2. Great story, Chelsea.

    Thought Iโ€™d try it too but the submission rules confused me and the Inlinkz thing is a little flaky. I could have written the story about that. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜€ I felt the same way. It seems (mostly) on the up and up. I think she means that we need to go click the dubious linkz thing on Thursday, but we’re told the prompt on Sunday.

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  3. Mesmerizing, but maybe in this case, new isn’t better, or is it?

    You certainly captured our attention with your fiery Six! Well done.

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