A Warning and a Plea

Lucy’s footsteps echoed pale blue, up and over the far reaches of Karlssen’s Glacier.

She took her time, minding her breath; these tower steps had been built by others taller than her six foot frame. Per her nature, she’d planned for extra effort to reach the peak.

The half-troll girl was on her way. Magnhildr would need another Season to convince her fellows to foster yet another non-jotun, even Sylvi’s child.

She wrapped the message-crow in her hands, whispering a plea, “The child is no longer safe.”

The bird erupted into the northern sky, its cry splitting the night.

 

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2018)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (08/23/2018): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes magic. It can be a supernatural force, a moment or idea, or use it as a verb. Go where the prompt leads.

13 thoughts on “A Warning and a Plea

  1. Pingback: Magic « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. Magic has much to offer in fantasy. I like the use of birds as messengers.
    There is so much that one questions here… and wants for more.
    Especially a hope that the child can be raised safely.

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