Friday, 31 October 2014

A Drabble From a Rabble - Fourteen

 The second of the bonus Halloween drabbles, this one's theme is Shoes.

Wedding Entertainment

 The stink of burning flesh filled the air, and the sound of screams clashed with the music.

  A crowd of people watched this with jeers and heckles, several of them rather short and bearded wearing miner’s clothes.

  “Why are those men in helmets?” I asked the Lord Chamberlain.

  “It’s a dwarven thing, Ambassador Nejem. ”

  I nodded and watched the woman in fine clothes dance in agony.

  Surely the bride would be terrified by this ritual torture.

  I turned and observed her.

  Her snow white skin glowed with joy and her blood red lips were parted in a bright smile.

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