Little spider woman in the ancient city on the silk road

My man’s gone. Silk’s been in decay, the city’s mostly deserted rubble, just a few travelers every day. Nobody to buy my home-made pretzels, lamb stew and chai. How long will I survive?

– James Steerforth (© 2012)

A story about decay in 33 words, written for Trifecta.

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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2 Responses to Little spider woman in the ancient city on the silk road

  1. Annabelle says:

    Interesting snippet of a very different place; I enjoyed the opportunity for some mental travel!

  2. trifectawriting says:

    Thanks for linking up to Trifecta this week. Nice job taking us on the silk road in such a short space. This is a solid piece of writing. Hope to see you back again soon.

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