This is the first of two entries into this week’s Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge, run by Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Georgia Koch. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.
Mikael stumbled from bridge to river bank, weaving energy threads to mask his passage. There was the promised boat – something was finally going right! Clambering on board, he untied the mooring ropes and pushed the ramshackle vessel out. A wave of dizziness forced him to his knees as he began to drift downstream and he pressed an unsteady hand to his side, biting his lip against a moan of pain. Bandages… He needed bandages… The world swam around him, his vision fading into muddy brown. As consciousness fled he prayed that none of the king’s guards favoured poisoned blades.
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