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Part Time Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hopefully a blog for Stories, both Long and Short

Fallen from Grace


So, after a couple of months without posting a blog entry, I thought it about time to pull my finger out and hit that all important ‘Publish’ button. This latest submission to the Friday Fictioneers is quite overdue, but hopefully it’s an enjoyable piece.

Photo prompt this week is courtesy of Marie Gail Stratford.

As always, comments are appreciated. I will try to read everyone’s submission, but with submissions reaching triple digits each week, it’s difficult to get round to everyone. Therefore, I try to read those who I follow, or who like / comment my story. I also hit a random selection from the list. You know know what gems you will find.

Finally, a short word on the weekly challenge. The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there’s something for everyone to be found within its midst.

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Fallen from Grace

Ulrich flung his sword down in disgust, watching as his cherished blade clattered among it’s discarded fellows. Destined for the firepit, Ulrich’s longsword would be melted down, readied to start afresh on the blacksmith’s anvil.

Shaking his head, Ulrich stepped forward, bringing him face to face with his liege lord.

‘Surrender is not an option.’

Tears ran down Ulrich’s cheeks. ‘Your words, not mine.’

Looking upon the man he had once trusted implicitly, Ulrich sensed his words fell on deaf ears. Filling his mouth with phlegm, Ulrich resolved to part with one final act of defiance.


Author: Weltchysnotebook

Part Time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, both long and short!

17 thoughts on “Fallen from Grace

  1. I think it probably will be the final act. I hope he makes good use of it.

  2. Thanks Sandra. I tried to sum up Ulrich’s feelings with that last line. A disgusting act indeed, only reserved for those that have betrayed us the most.

  3. Dear Weltchy, Oh, to be betrayed! The unjustness of it so I’m sure he must do one last disgusting act. This is well written, I can see him standing by his Sword and the Liar. Wow! Awesome. Nan 🙂

  4. To have your sword melted down! What an insult. Well done.

  5. Works well on its own, but feels like a part something much bigger. I enjoyed it very much.

  6. i could only imagine what that final act would be. hopefully, it was all worth it to salvage his pride.

  7. Dear Weltchy,

    Oh the pain of having your sword melted and to be betrayed as well. Well done.



  8. Oh I guess that he might pull the man he once admired with him in his defiance…

  9. Evocative piece – you really feel the betrayal of the soldier. There’s a lot going on here, and I think you capture the moment well.

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