Welcome to my regular FridayPhrases post a day late because of the Blogoversary. 🙂
FridayPhrases is a microfiction event on Fridays on Twitter. Check out the link for more info.
This week had multiple prompts: Destiny. Fate. Serendipity. Luck. Fortune. Coincidence.
As the theme was a little different, I thought I’d do something a little different. 🙂
Destiny awaits. She walks out, head held high, hands bound together. The crowd roars with excitement, chants for her end. Moments left.
Fate steps in. The roar of the crowd turns to shouts of anger. Her rescuers arrive, men on horses with streaming black hair. Time to go.
She swung onto the back of the last horse to pass her. A planned stroke of serendipity. The rider grinned at her as dust swirled around.
“Luck?” he scoffed. “Brilliant timing, more like.” She dropped down from the horse. “You never change, do you?” A wild, rough kiss. “No.”
Her eyes opened wide. “This must be a fortune!” “Yep, getting caught worth it?” She blew out a breath. “Glad you rescued me.”
He waved a hand. “Just coincidence. Just passing through.” She thumped his shoulder, seeing mischief in his eyes. He hugged her. Home.
I’ve just realised that I changed tenses part way through. Oh well. The perils of live story-writing. 🙂