It's been a very busy few months with the second novel in its third draft, short stories and poems for various anthologies, critiques for clients and various competitions. A writer's work is never done.
A flash fiction story called Resurrection won first place over at Lily Child's Feardom, inspired by and using three words - Legionnaire, envelope and scry. Not exactly the easiest words to work with, but a challenge nevertheless, and writers love a challenge.
Shallow thoughts and sallow eyes - she stared at the churned earth, scrying ghostly images in her mind, wresting death from its muddy hole to invite the light.
She held a sullied, rotted leather pouch in her hands, like a prayer book, careful not to disturb the disintegrated envelope scattered inside.
The suffocating cloud of time slowly lifted on the Legionnaire’s last days; broken words on perished paper to loved ones back home; now lost and forgotten and blemished.
Urged by a breeze, the garnished green fields of Champagne wafted at her feet.
As one by one, his bones emerged.