If you, dear reader, read this blog with any regularity (and I sincerely thank you if you do), you know that for the last several Fridays I have been posting stories just five sentences long about Rithra, an abused woman bent on revenge. You can find all of my Rithra posts if you click on Rithra’s Story in the topic cloud on the right.
Although I’m sure it’s not true, it seems as if Lillie McFerrin chose this week’s Five Sentence Fiction challenge inspiration just for me: potions. What could be a better lead in to another Rithra story? I hope you like it.
Rithra followed the narrow path skirting the edge of the village muttering, “There must be some way to test the potion to make sure it will really work on Olgues, something like trying it out on an animal.”
Backtracking a few steps, Rithra turned onto the trail that led to the village’s animal pens. Pulling out her small woman’s knife, she grabbed a kid goat and murmured, “There, there, it’ll be okay.” She scratched its shoulder, and quickly rubbed a tiny amount of the potion into the scratch, an amount she hoped wouldn’t cause the animal any permanent harm.
Bleating the kid ran a few steps away from Rithra, stumbled, ran a few more steps and fell, eyes open wide and muscles twitching.
By the way, head on over to Lillie’s blog to see what stories other writers concocted in response to this week’s prompt.