...is my newest temporary favorite song, sung by Adele. It sort of fits with the story below the picture. I swear I'm not totally random. At the moment.
Janet Reid had a writing contest several days ago and the winners were announced this morning. Alas, I am again NOT a winner of one of these contests she has periodically, but I find the exercise of writing a story in a hundred words or less using a few specific words tossed in a bit of fun (this time was abnegation, candor, dauntless, amity, and erudite). It's sort of like a puzzle. She's doing it again, so jaunt over to her blog tomorrow afternoon to enter for an ARC of "Divergent."
I don't actually need to link any of you to Janet Reid, do I?
Anyhoo, I rather liked my entry this time and wanted to share it with you guys. Hope you like it.
Foolish. Harsher words exist.
I tossed amity between our clans aside to burrow into his arms. I mistook abnegation for strength. Once dauntless and cunning, my cleared vision knew him a traitor and a fiend. Warmonger by proxy.
I’m no one’s scapegoat. My mistakes; my debt. I’ll pay none but mine.
Autumn leaves above mocked me. I’d been gone too long. I awaited my fate before a ring of erudite men who decided all. Candor was my only ally now.
“I was ignorant.”
“My penance?” I assumed my return.
Forgiveness with blood. Easy terms.