Forest’s Leavings

He held her close before telling her the terrible news
What is WonHundred Word Wednesdays? It’s when a group of amazing authors and I write 100 word stories all based on the same short prompt and post them. All the variations are fun to read. Here is my entry for the week.

The forest’s leavings shed from Arlo’s coat. Hanging the garment, he noted his wife’s cloak and the two empty pegs. He grinned.

The clacking loom stilled as no one else entered. “Where are the children?” Kaethe asked. Sweet woman.

Foolish heart. She’d have them starve. Arlo cleared his throat, stalling to banish his grin. He’d not give reason to hope or search.

Slowly he crossed the room. He held her close before telling her the terrible news, his concocted tale. Their children lost to the woods.

She wept. He’d not. Not with two less mouths. The witch could have them.

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