A Trail of Ashes (A Red Snow Tale)
It has been done. I have left it all behind. The last sight I had of my kin was of them burning, begging for it to be ended. Still pleading with me to stay with them. It was disgusting.
My lover still claimed me to be the one for him. I removed the heart from his chest. The blood was still warm as I devoured it. So great was my fury that they tried to stop me and greater was my horror at what the love of the king had made me see.
Tessa, the eternal child, was the last to speak. A curse she warned me of. That was laughable. Her power could never match mine for I was queen and only an immense power could keep them in check. I possessed that immense power. She quipped about a plague that would follow me to my new home and a tragedy that would befall all those who crossed my path.
She said my new husband would be driven insane by the images of what I had done. My misdeeds would forever flood his fragile mind. She said that food would spoil rotten in my mouth, my skin would burn at the touch of silk and any children produced from my marriage would suffer from cradle until they begged for death.
She doesn’t frighten me. She will be forever in the form of a child because of the power I hold over her.
My home has been reduced to ashes in my wake. The evil of its people forever banished.
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This entry was posted on June 15, 2017 by Vivika Widow. It was filed under Red Snow, Red Snow Tales and was tagged with author, fairy tale, gothic, horror, navaria, Red Snow, short story, vivika widow.