May 31: Flash Fiction Challenge – Woman Warrior

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May 31, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about warrior women. It can be myth or everyday mothers and wives. Go where the prompt leads.

She’s old now. Her life draws to an end, but the warrior lives within her. Once a victim of rape and incest, she dedicated her life as an advocate for others.

Hours as a parent rescuing a wayward daughter, suffering estrangement but death reunited mother and daughter. She never gave up, she was a rock her child could always lean on, never dreaming she might one day bury her.

True warriors are a source of inspiration to so many, her voice in a wilderness of indifference.

She sits and holds the image of a beautiful child she couldn’t save.

 

Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2018/05/31/may-31-flash-fiction-challenge/

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11 Responses to May 31: Flash Fiction Challenge – Woman Warrior

  1. That last line is heartbreaking Michael.

  2. Piyali says:

    Isn’t this often a case with people who are out there rescuing others from misery, alleviating pain in a world infested with hatred. Why only good people suffer? A very heart touching story.

  3. floatinggold says:

    A beautiful message. ” She was a rock her child could always lean on.” – that line was just amazing.

  4. ‘True warriors are a source of inspiration to so many, her voice in a wilderness of indifference.’ Sad, but inspirational message. -Molly

  5. susansleggs says:

    It takes a Warrior Mother to dal with the loss of a child. How sad for both of them. You explained it well.

  6. Charli Mills says:

    The entire flash is powerful, Michael and the last line is a hard one to take. But I love this line: “…her voice in a wilderness of indifference.”

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