Youthful Fancy

August 7, 2020

    â€‹She did not look like a woman who had brought a nation to its knees. 
    Dark skin hung under her eyes, her wrists rubbed red and raw from the restraints circling them, fingernails bitten to the quick, mouth smeared with blood. 
    A few months ago she had walked through this same crowd, her spine straight and proud. 
    Now she stood in front of a crowd calling for her blood, and her lips trembled and her legs shook, but she did not cry. She stood as tall as she could, frighteningly young and oh-so-frightened.
     All rebellions start with the young.


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  • J. Mir

    Lovely piece! I especially liked the "frighteningly young and oh-so-frightened" part. There's something about it that I really liked. I also like the ambiguity of it, that the reader can fill in whoever they want in the place of the woman. Great job! And good luck!

    6 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Really good! Who is this about?

    6 months ago