Emergency Delivery: Hjordis

Glacier 2015She’d traversed the mountain, her skis crackling and sparking as she streaked down the final slope.  Just a few kilometers more across the icy flatlands; she would reach the Hold before full sunrise.The half-human bundled to Magnhildr’s chest moaned as she swayed from side-to-side, and the blizzard drew nearer. Looking down at her niece, she growled comfort, but continued apace.

Kicking her skis off at the back gate, the giantess crossed to the kitchen window, gently laying the woman on the snowy stoop. A light flickered. She dashed into the shadows and watched with her goat’s eyes.

Safe.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2016)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (December 2, 2016): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something or someone not allowed. Maybe it’s about gender, race or other intolerance. Maybe it’s the cat who paws at the door, but not allowed inside. Maybe it’s a trail where dogs are not allowed. Go light, go dark, go where the prompt leads you.

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