Below is my 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt is courtesy of Adam Ickes. Must admit, upon seeing the picture, I could not help but gain inspiration from the Japanese Feudal period. I just had to have a Samurai in there, at the least.
Yoshitetsu was not a patient man. “You on the bridge”, he shouted, “Hurry up and clear the way.”
The target of his ire, an overloaded hay cart with contents spilled everywhere, was blocking his path.
“Humble Apologies Master”, came the mumbled reply, “a moment please.”
The cart’s owner, dressed in farmers attire, moved enough hay for the Samurai to pass. The way clear, Yoshitetsu spurred his horse forward, late for his meeting with the Shogunate.
As he passed by, the farmer called out. “Master!”
Yoshitetsu slow to looked down at the farmer. “Wh…”
A single cut of forged steel ended his response.
“Clan Kōga sends its regards, Traitor!”