Fantasy Fiction posted June 9, 2021 Chapters: -Prologue- 


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A Nightmare Of The Past

A chapter in the book The African War Queen

The Death Of A King

by AJ McCall


The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.

Gold freesias drown in the blood pooling at my feet. It’s neither warm nor cold, flowing between my toes and oozing under my heels. My watery gaze slowly lifts, following the trail of liquid to my father’s limp form. Crimson gushes from the ripped flesh of his throat, trickling down his arm and hand, coating his rings in red. Blood pools at his fingertips, then softly plops on the blades of grass.  

I try to wish the image away, pray that it’s only a nightmare and I’ll wake to find him sitting at the edge of my bed ready to comfort me. But he still lies there; gold locks stained red. 

My legs wobble. The sword thuds to the ground from my trembling hands as I fall to my knees. 

What have I done? How could I...?

Thuds of armored feet approach, guards, who quickly encircle me, aiming their assagais toward my head. I try pleading but they are deaf to my cries.
Behind the circle of menacing faces, a malicious fire dances in my brother Kisu's eyes. I’ve never seen him this way. He has the same look as warriors who lost their innocence through the slaying of men. Cold, lifeless.


The hand not grasping his wounded side rises to give the order. A scream tears from my throat like a beast’s roar; hot tears burn my eyes as Kisu suddenly yells. Gold and red explode around me in a blur. The smell of charred flesh stings my nostrils as energy rips through my fingertips.



 




I decided to make a prologue for this story. Hope you enjoy it! :)



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