On Wednesdays, Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a meme which she calls
“Words for Wednesday”.
She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, or a poem.
I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story.
It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?
This week's words are:
and a phrase: darkening shadows, deadly intentions
Here is my story:
Sitting astride his weary donkey, under the fiercely blazing sun, Morgan contemplated the city walls.
Within lived the Marcel family, rumored to be one of the richest in the land.
Morgan wanted some of that money, as much as possible in fact, and to this end he planned to insinuate himself into the heart of the daughter Isabella.
An only child and just fifteen years old, she was far too young to have experienced much of the ways of the world and Morgan planned to sweep her off her feet with pleasantries and many small gifts. Which he would have to steal from the marketplace.
If he was lucky enough, Isabella would fall under his spell and become pregnant, surely then her rich old father would insist they marry!
Just like that, Morgan would be part of the family. By this method he was sure to have bestowed upon him a goodly portion of Marcel's riches.
He would have to be very careful however.
In a complete reversal of his inherent character, Morgan would have to hide his darker side and be nice.
He would have to be wary of the darkening shadows and deadly intentions that so often clouded his mind.
At least until Isabella was wooed and won, until she was safely delivered of a healthy son.
A full year of being charming, of smiling and acting like a happy husband. Still, he was sure he could do it and the prize was well worth the effort.
Marcel's riches would be his.