Sunday Photo Fiction: Sanctuary

Every week you can find a photo prompt to write a piece of fiction of around 100-200 words. If you want to have a go, take a look here, or if you want to see what others have written, click on the blue creature.

The start of this story can be found here.

43 01 January 19th 2014


Dan’s Story III: Sanctuary

Dan knew that moving the sheet would reveal a missing leg. One of the Humans was an “Earther” like the ones his ancestor, Daniel, fought and gave his life to defeat them. He moved the sheet anyway, and confirmed his fears. Pulling the sheet back over the body, he walked up the alley to Dahlia and guided her out onto the main part of the road. She had tears pouring down her cheeks. He stopped and held her close, wrapping all of arms around her. She buried her head into his shoulder and wailed. Rocking her side to side, he made sympathetic noises in her ear and kissed the top of her head.

Glancing up, he saw the windows of a human church and led Dahlia inside. The human with a white collar stood up from one of the benches and ran to them.

“What’s the matter young lady?” the vicar asked.

Dan looked at him and whispered, “We’ve just found her father. We need your god to pray for him, as well as our own gods.”

“It doesn’t quite work in that way,” the vicar replied. “But I will pray to my God for him. Your friend will be safe here, I promise you.” Dan nodded and lifted Dahlia’s face. “I am going to find who did this, and they will be brought to justice. Whether an Earther or an Earther-Liker, they will pay. I promise you.”

Dan left the church for the Hall of Records.

36 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: Sanctuary

  1. It’s so funny to need their god to pray for the father, as well as their own gods – that was an endearing line.

    I’m enjoying this literary escapade, Al.

  2. OK I admit I came looking for the new prompt…and found your story. Which I always enjoy.
    Time is a constant that we get to work with or works against us. Cheers.

    I think I missed a part so I’m going to eventually have to back track. Are all of these pieces on one page?

    Cheers ~Jules

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