Cinders - Drabble
A drabble is a piece of fiction constrained to exactly one-hundred words. I use these short works to hone my brevity.
On that idyllic forest riverbank you shared your poetry.
They revealed your fears: not death, but loneliness and a cruel Mistress.
How could I help you?
She pulled you off the ledge, then trapped you in her cold embrace.
With her your soul grew sere, and your flames of passion fell to unspent cinders.
You were consumed alive by her demands.
I raged at the unfairness of your death.
I would burn the whole world!
Was my passion not enough for you to take fire again, Master?
Why did you stay?
Instead of the world, I burned your empty corpse.