Two Sentence Story #6

Painting by Odilon Redon

The prettiest of the unmarried girls, she was a sacrifice to the sea, she and the sea’s share of the treasures the men had brought back from the season’s raiding, but she was also the daughter of the Wise Woman, the Healer, She Who Balances Life and Death, and now Thief of Sacrificial Boat and Booty. For any mother would defy the law, refuse the death and sorrow dictated by the menfolk, defy the sea itself, to choose another future for her daughter.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

10 thoughts on “Two Sentence Story #6”

  1. I set sail with my purloined dowry, a treasure worth more than petty promises of love from a man rich only in gestures and creature comforts. I slip atop the undulating sea, uncertain of my destination, guided by the gracious gulls, friends always, free to float, to soar, to take me to a welcoming shore.

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