A Quality of Mercy

“Alas,” Lady Arabella sighed, holding a palm out from under her parasol. Days of full darkness had been followed by months of half light. “It seems the sun will never again shine, nor rain warm our moonless nights.”  

“I fear you’re correct, sister, but what can we do?” Rob, hand tucked behind his back, reached down to adjust a spat. He noted the striped caterpillar crawling across their path, and raised his heel.

“Hist! Show mercy, brother!” Arabella touched his arm.

With that, soft drops of rain began to fall, shimmering with all the colors of love and hope.

 

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2018)
Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt (11/01/2018): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a festival of lights. It can be any holiday, event or moment. Express the hope of light over darkness. Or use it to highlight injustice. Go where the prompt leads.
Microfiction Madness November Prompt: Write a 100 word or less story based on the picture. The story must start with the word: Alas

					

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