North or South

Whichever path he chose would ruin someone's life

Welcome to Wednesday’s flash fiction wherein I write, as part of a group, a flash fiction based on the same short prompt and post the story. Here’s my contribution.

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“What’s our course?” Sem asked again. My eyes remained on the horizon as the ship heaved under me. I’d have to answer soon, but every second until then was precious. The cost though wouldn’t be mine. Whichever path I chose someone would be ruined.

North and Lia would be appeased. My honor would remain and in association her own.

South and I’d serve Lullell again. She needed me, my ship, my skills. Though she’d pardoned me, my past upon securing her crown, it was at risk again.

Dumrov would survive without her rule, but…

“South,” I said. Lia forgive me.

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