Carl Klutzke (sirvalence) wrote,
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100 Stories #71 - The Sunstone

The sunstone didn't merely sparkle. It flared inside with answering fire, blazing challenge to the early morning sun.

"Cover that up!" Mason said. "Someone will see."

Lydia nodded, put it away. She looked downhill at the rough timber buildings, barns, pens, the little riverboat dock. One tiny stone shrine.

"What if they're right?"

"Huh?"

"What if it really is the source of their prosperity?"

"You kidding? This look like prosperity to you?"

"I've seen worse."

"Bah. It's bad luck to be superstitious."

"Maybe it's not magic. Maybe it's just something to share."

"Hey! Where you going?"

"To put it back."
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