Cross My Heart

Hello Readers! I’m back again, and trying to get back into regular posting, especially with Friday Fictioneers! As always, special thanks to Rochelle for providing us with a weekly prompt, and to Shaktiki Sharma for this week’s photo!

Bit of a dark story today, but enjoy.

Copyright: Shaktiki Sharma
Copyright: Shaktiki Sharma

Cross My Heart

 “Check inside!” The sharp voices of the soldiers outside made Alina’s heart jump to her throat. She pushed herself further into the corner of the mill.

Her brother Nikolai squeezed her hand. “I won’t let them find you, cross my heart,” he said, miming the words with his finger.

Too late, Nikolai realized they had left a trail in the flour and dust on the floor. With one last look at his sister, he stepped from their hiding place. “Don’t shoot! I’ll go with you.”

“We do not want swine,” said the solider as he shot him in the chest.

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2 thoughts on “Cross My Heart

    1. Thank you, Sir! It’s good to be back. Yes, my imagination for the rest of this story says his sacrifice wasn’t in vain – and hopefully his sister will live a long and happy life. (wouldn’t want to caught up in vengeance!)

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