Microfiction: Sparkling Jewels

Her jewels sparkled in the sunlight, green emeralds and bright white diamonds.

From my vantage point, the Princess resembled an exquisite angel. Her golden silk dress shimmered as she glided through the crowds.

I watched her spin around to take the bouquet offered by a blonde child. The Princess’s luminous smile made a shiver run down my spine. Perfection.

I drank in her features. Her petite face, her delicate hands. Hidden from sight as I was, I couldn’t stop staring at her.

I shook my head. Enough. I had a job to do.

A single tear marred my face as I lifted the sniper rifle, took aim, and fired, immortalising my angel.

 

Inspiration: my Monday #ministory on Twitter, based on the first line prompt: The jewels sparkled in the sunlight.

9 Comments

  1. Rebecca N. McKinnon

    December 19, 2015

    Didn’t see that ending coming. Told a entire story in so few words. Very good microfiction.

    • magicwriter author

      December 19, 2015
  2. Sylvia

    December 19, 2015

    Great ending. Saw it on Twitter too. 🙂

    • magicwriter author

      December 19, 2015
  3. Allie May

    December 20, 2015

    Still can’t get over that ending! Haha so good.

    • magicwriter author

      December 20, 2015
  4. chaitali

    December 23, 2015

    Short and crisp, delivered with a punch:)

    • magicwriter author

      December 23, 2015
  5. Cassiopeia Lancaster

    January 27, 2016

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