Jack and Jill

Knowing it would be an acerbic pill to swallow, Jill looked out from the aerie, her halberd in hand in preparation for the stentorian opera that would announce the arrival of the golden eagle. They were sacred birds that brought rain, but only an eaglet could end the drought.  Jack lay dead at the bottom of the ravine, his head split in two from his fall. A pail of the sacred water they came to fetch that day, and Jill intended to complete the task. With three of four eggs broken, and their water spilled, she knew exactly what she had to do. She swung down on the last egg  hard enough to send a crack racing across the surface. The alarm sounded, Jill spun the halberd over her head as the mother eagle swooped in. Feathers flew, blood spewed, and down the eagle fell, a pail of water secured.

And I am an overachiever.

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Stephanie Ayers

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A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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6 thoughts on “Jack and Jill”

  1. Eric Storch says:

    Wow! Well done!

    1. SAM says:

      it was fun! You should try it!

      1. Eric Storch says:

        I will next week. 🙂

        1. SAM says:

          Lol! Don’t let the words intimidate you. 😉

  2. Carrie says:

    Oh, another prompt to tempt me. But no, I must resist the lure…Rachel and her mirror call 🙂

    Great job though SAM

    1. SAM says:

      this was my first time doing this one. You need to do Master Class when you finish NaNo. This one and the 55 word challenge are fun too!

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