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Death Sings

Missed Submission: Micro Snow

By Blake BoothPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
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Floating out of the grey of the early dawn he had come.

A phantom. A spectre. Lone and undeterred, unerring in his way, hailed by the blood song no mortal ear could hear. Down from the mountains came the misty white. It strode like ghosts through the wood, tiptoed over the sodden earth into the meadow and wreathed him who should not be.

The outlaw was here…

A whispering breeze moaned as it stirred the still morning air. The wood began to talk, but only in its hushed voices. The mountains peered here and there where they might glimpse through the milky haze him who made the blood to sing. A thousand, thousand voices rose from the earth. Chilled and whispering. Calling after him. One upon another in a dismal harmony. Straining. Pleading. Yearning. But no one heard them… who is it that hears the dead?

He did not.

Though it was he who watered the earth with their blood, who gave them their sorrow. A father of misery not yet done siring his ill brood. The grave is still, the flesh is gone, but the blood calls. It is not quiet. It’s whispers perturb the living. A million things—for million things the red water calls: for contempt, repudiation, for vengeance and sorrow, grief, for pain, for misery and the infinite of loss. The blood of a thousand, thousand souls raised in one woeful dread, a chorus even death could not silence.

He had come to add to their harmony.

Fantasy
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About the Creator

Blake Booth

Just a small-town dude from Southern California making videos and telling stories the way I like to read them.

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    Original narrative & well developed characters

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  • Christy Munson7 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story. Sorry I’m late to the party but glad to have caught the after party!

  • L.C. Schäfer19 days ago

    Excellent writing, well done 👍

  • Ameer Bibi20 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Ah! I read this one before it made top story. I'm glad it did. Congratulations, I really enjoyed the theme.

  • Frankie Simon2 months ago

    Chills

  • Judah Michael2 months ago

    I really liked the line "where they might glimpse through the milky haze him who made the blood to sing."

  • Bonnie Bowerman2 months ago

    Such powerful images! Well done!

  • Whoaaaa, this was so dark, poignant and emotional! The blood song was my favourite part! Loved your story so much!

  • Caroline Craven2 months ago

    This is so beautiful and I am truly envious of descriptive writing. Excellent.

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