Here Sue’s photo for this week.
By Scott Bailey © 2018
The water leapt into the air, droplets glinting in the sunlight.
The man watched – was it magic he saw shining there? Was it the blessing he sought?
The water settled quickly and somewhat disappointingly. Through the shimmering ripples, he could see his heavy chain shifting, sinking slowly into the mud.
He sighed. He would miss it. It had been in his family for many generations. It has served them all well.
He had not wanted to part with it.
But he was desperate and the gods needed an offering.
So he had cast it into the holy pool.
He would miss it, but he had nothing else to offer.
Maybe, just maybe the fact that it meant so much to him, that this was a real sacrifice, would be enough.
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