The Cowardly Cousin – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: The Cowardly Cousin
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #105 – Denial
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 77 words.

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The campaign was a success. Marius had defeated the crown’s enemy and annexed the disputed lands for the king.

His army marched toward home, eager to rejoin their families and return to more leisurely and peaceful pursuits. But the real war had not yet begun. They found their city occupied by Marius’s cousin, Atticus. He declared Marius a bastard and crowned himself lord of the Duchy.

“His denial of the truth will be his ruin,” Marius vowed.


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Jo Hawk The Writer

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