With an annoyed gnash of teeth, he swept the flower from the table. He heard her gasp at the door, saw her crushed face as the bloom sailed through the air.
Too late he remembered…
Knowing nothing could be done, they watch the snowy edelweiss float for the briefest moment, like birdseed tossed into the air, then seemingly hurtled towards the uncovered lantern for a curl of fire to capture it.
A sudden hollowness fills him – and he knows – his heart is gone.
He had scoffed at the old gypsy woman a year ago he rode away with his prize, her granddaughter.
With an askance glance the charred remains of what could have been, the descendent simply turned walked away. It was his third warning. They both know, this time, it is irrevocable.
Smoky whorls landed oh so softly in his palms, soft like a kiss. Like the kiss of love he will never get to know.
…when her heart is gone, you will lose yours – forever.
He stood there transfixed for a long time. A ludic Narcissus, staring into his tear-stained hands long after the ashes were gone.
That was his curse.
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Wordle #133 “December 12th, 2016”
Gnash, Lantern, Edelweiss, Birdseed, Capture, Heart, Askance, Descendent, Irrevocable, Ludic, Ashes, Curse
You can use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem. The words can appear in an alternate form. Use the words in any order that you like.
I challenged myself to a- use all twelve words b- use them in order given and c- write a story in under 200 words
Not anymore. is a great standalone line. well done.