This month the challenge over at Romantic Friday Writers is designed as a tribute to the Roman god Mars, patron of war and agriculture. Mars is a cold and impersonal god, caring more for the battle than its outcome, which makes perfect sense to me because if a god ever cared for the outcomes, there would never be any wars in the first place. Read more about the challenge here.
The trigger for me was the word self-sacrifice. Combine that with deceit and romance, and immediately an enticing picture of old fortress ruins with their colourful legends comes to mind. May I just add that this here tale is completely imaginary, no Dwijen or his lady love exist, at least not to my knowledge.
In Arabic, there was/is a tradition of monorhyme in poetry, and I have always wanted to try it. So, I sat myself down and this is what happened, not exactly monorhyme, but as close as I got. Way over the word limit, but what's an extra hundred between poets/writers? :) Hope you enjoy it!
I am happy to report that this story in verse has got selected for publication, and therefore the content can't be available here.
WC - 1086
Read the other awesome entries here:
|1.||Denise Covey||5.||J.L. Campbell||9.||Denise Covey Direct LInk|
|2.||Anna of Annas Adornments||6.||Yolanda Renee||10.||Donna Hole|
|3.||Nilanjana Bose||7.||Dawn Embers||11.||Roland Yeomans|
|4.||Charmaine Clancy - dream... write... publish||8.||Sally|