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Three Line Tales 7 – Queen

week 182
photo by Rikki Austin via Unsplash

For the first time in centuries, the Elf Queen sits on the grass.

Being here, away from the chaos of her kingdom, gives her pause to remember the young, idealistic ruler she once was before power, ambition and the court’s dirty politics corrupted her compassionate heart.

She sighs after a while, giving the executioner her sincerest, most benevolent smile, “I’m ready.”

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*Inspired by the photo prompt above for Week 182 of the Three Line Tales Challenge @ Only 100 Words.