Sunday, February 8, 2015

Laura James Week 137: Survival

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Title: Survival

When snow descended from the heavens covering the earth in a blanket of whiteness, the world leaders turned to the Great Texts for answers. It took many weeks to translate the necessary passages pertaining to the coming of these dark, cold days, then several more before the clergy were sure they had the solution. A call went out to each of the four Elite families for one member to make their way to the Citadel, the clergy had the answer and the families representative would be the first to hear.

Hans was the first to arrive, as head of the Arcadian family it was his duty to be the first to hear how to bring back the sun.

Petra, the Ellisian matriarch arrived with her close friend Ariel Orion, both in shock but willing to perform what ever duty the clergy deemed fit.

Last to arrive was Julian, the oldest son of Shaun Sirius, the black sheep of the family, this was his one chance to redeem himself.

Entering the Citadel the first thing that the families noticed was that the alter had been removed and in its place the clergy had tried to recreate a clearing. The ground was carpeted with grass and leaves, four wooden stakes had been placed in a square with a large wolf head positioned in the centre. Walking down the aisle the families were each greeted by a member of the clergy and positioned at one of the stakes.

The Monsignor stood "We have read the Great Texts, the only way to guarantee the return of the sun is for each family to make a sacrifice." He walked to the centre of the square and picked up the Wolf head, "Secure them, we must begin."


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Based in Dunfermline, Scotland, Laura is obsessed with all things horror and spends her time writing flash fiction which she hopes, on occasion, really scares her readers. Feel free to stalk her on twitter, @lejamez



  1. Ooh, that's a bit grisly! But like the way the story is developing! x

  2. I agree with Lizzie. I like the characters from the rich families.