100 Worder The Betrayal
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Last night she'd wondered what the other side of fear would look like.
Now she knew.
There was simply resignation and pain. Her wrists and ankles had been rubbed raw by tightly-bound ropes but the agony of her father’s betrayal, was more acute by far.
It was time.
From the cliff top above her, the king called "You promised to spare my kingdom in return for a virgin, O Dragon. Behold my daughter, Eleanor..."
The dreadful creature appeared silhouetted against the grey, dawn light.
In desperation she cried out, “Wait, Dragon, does the bargain hold if I’m not a virgin?”
About the Author
Dawn Knox is married with one son and has been writing for several years. She has just had a YA ebook published, entitled Daffodil and the Thin Place and has written a script for a play to commemorate World War One, which will be performed in her town this year. Dawn enjoys a writing challenge and has had stories published in various anthologies, including horror and speculative fiction, as well as romances in several women's magazines. One of her 100 Worders is to be included in The Best of CafeLit 2013.