Amelia’d calculated the risks for weeks, made a mental list of pros and cons. The Evil had selected her to deliver the document on the 134th day. She knew not what the document contained. Of course she’d stolen a peek at it as they’d known she would. But The Evil had stopped teaching the people to read years ago, so long ago that only the elders could decipher the words

“Have you decided, child?” Amelia’s mother worried the hem of her dress.

Amelia nodded. She’d deliver the message on the 134th day.

But first she’d take it to Elder Grahame.


This was written for the Hundred Word Prompt at Thin Spiral Notebook.

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