Guided by prompts from WDC blogging challenges... and of course, life
|November 9, 2021
Prompt: You are having a very realistic dream. In this dream, you are approaching a castle. What unusual reason do you have to be at this castle? What do you say to the two guards standing outside it to gain entrance?
...... I arrive clothed in a darkness blacker than night and climb the hill toward the castle, my staff grasped in my right hand. As I near the castle, the guards avert their gazes afraid of the darkness nearing them. "She has called for me," I say to them; my words, breathless whispers in the cool evening air. "Please enter," replies the one on the left, fear keeping both of their eyes toward the ground. As I walk the main road to the castle, commoners run and hide, pulling their children into their hovels and closing their doors and shutters. I take a moment to ruminate on the past as I continue along. These people didn't always show such fear toward me. There was a time I too was a bright flame of hope and joy in their lives; in the Before Times when I too called the castle home. My golden haired sister and I were the pride of our father and the kingdom. But pride and vanity corrupt the soul. Oh the pain, anger, and sorrow it took to turn me into what I now am! Years of envy led to this hate and malice, this fear and shunning from the people. I laugh like a madwoman as I walk toward my nemesis, my sister. "Let us see what Hope needs from me now! Let us see what the light requires of the darkness."