Scorching Sun: Microfiction

The rain felt like acid on his chaffed skin. The sun had licked him dry, nearly to the bone and left him tender. He’d hoped that the clouds above would have given him some relief but the water, tainted by  the poison that saturated the air, had only made a bad situation even worse.

Pushing himself upward with a chorus of slurred oaths and grunts, he peered forward. From where he sat, he had at least another mile to go before he reached the borders of Homeland. By then he would have found shelter and gained enough distance between them and himself to rest up and lick his wounds.

Turning on your clan was never a wise thing to do. There was no going back. There wasn’t even a safe haven to be found amongst other clans.

Traitors were trusted by no one and were hunted by all.

He could have cried with empty repentance for what he’d done, but his tears would have been false. He wouldn’t change a thing.

Like the parable of Jesus, he’d found his precious pearl hidden in the field,  and he’d sold just about his very soul to get it.

Stumbling to his feet, he glanced down at his scarred palms, took in a breath and forced his legs to move.


*This has been a long overdue study in stream of consciousness writing. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did to write it.

~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!


4 thoughts on “Scorching Sun: Microfiction

  1. I suppose then I should call it Free writing as I simply jotted what came to mind within around five minutes. Thank you for this definition of SOC. I’ve read others from other writers who classify it as I have I terms that I the writer am writing what comes to mind vs what my character has going on in their mind…if that makes sense. Thanks for reading. 🙂

      1. I do it to help me with working on my longer pieces. I got a bit muddled with Ascension Graveyard so I wrote this to loosen up. I usually write as a document but I figured I should start doing so on my blog again…this is what I created it for in the first place.

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