The Phantom of Roses - Drabble
A drabble is a piece of fiction constrained to exactly one-hundred words. I use these short works to hone my brevity.
Some masks are for hiding, but his was for entertaining others.
He came with nothing but what he carried,
earning his passage a coin at a time.
What secrets hid behind those feeble white eyes?
Murder, roses, and kindnesses.
A tower, coin tricks, and travel.
Travel onward into a maze of mirrors.
All is not well as he slumps, leaving bloodied streaks, and smiles.
What debt is owed to the Phantom of Roses?
No debt at all.
Life comes, and he flows with whatever may happen.
Death comes, and he greets it as an old friend with a last trick.