An Old Woman With Long Shining Silver Hair

By @Prometheus18
An Old Woman With Long Shining Silver Hair

A little story about a defiant old woman with long shining silver hair

Chapter 1

An old woman with long shining silver hair walked into a village as those around her ran away. They pulled her as they passed her, they shouted at her as they left her , they forgot her as they blocked the path. She walked on.

An old woman with long shining silver hair walked past the market street filled with deserted stalls and trampled goods. She took a necklace from the ground and held it against her heart, willing it’s owner to still be alive and breathing. She walked on.

An old woman with long shining silver hair walked through soil soaked with the blood of those too unlucky to escape. Before she crossed, she removed her boots and set them on the edge of the path. She walked on.

An old woman with long shining silver hair walked over the corpses of her neighbors, and the ashes of her friends. She prayed that those who crunched under her feet had died in peace. She walked on.

An old woman with shining silver hair walked under burning abodes and over half-charred dolls. The fires that had been set to her home hardened the fury in her heart. She walked on.

An old woman with long shining silver hair walked up to a man with dead eyes and a blood stained axe. She gently unwrapped his fingers from the handle and wrapped her own around it instead. she walked on.

An old woman with long shining silver hair walked into the village square and caught the eye of a soldier. his medals jingled and his flag swayed as he turned to face her. She walked on

An old woman with long shining silver hair stopped. She looked the soldier in the eye, raised her makeshift axe that should never have seen battle, and chopped off her long shining silver hair and threw it to the ground in front of him. She stood tall.

A old woman with short tangled gray hair was taken by the throat, thrown to the ground and stomped on. The soldier laughed at her and raised his axe, “War’s already here love.” She didn’t walk again.

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