Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Drabble: West To The Dawn, Part 1

West To The Dawn, Part 1

The old songs tell that the day the sun rises in the west, the gods will walk the earth again.

Of course, this was just a legend, at least until that night, when the horizon began to glow, in the middle of the night, like the first blush of dawn. But it faded, and the sun rose after all in the east. This repeated on and off for several months.

The village elder sought portents, and they showed what was happening: Something was keeping the gods from returning. So we set off for the western horizon, to set them free...

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