Charli Mills’ latest https://carrotranch.com March 23, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about an audience. Follows is my offering. Why not give it a try? Writing a story in 99 words is an interesting challenge.

Queen’s Final Performance

Written by Kerry E.B. Black

They gathered for her final performance, to cheer the Queen’s last bow.

She stepped upon the stage, humbled head bowed. Her costume recalled a younger, simpler maid. No warble betrayed her presented lines. “You see before you a woman who commends herself to your mercies. I’ve made mistakes. Who among us has not?”

Their voices rolled into an oceanic wave, crushing her words beneath theirs. Her stomach lurched as she took the mark, center stage. Their faces blurred before her tearful vision.

She recalled days when they loved her. She knelt, neck outstretched, before the axe-man and met her fate.

Guillotine

 

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