The Wraith
Part 5

After we had seen to his needs
He told me his sad tale
He and his family lived on my border's very edge
As they'd sat down for their evening meal
Soldiers had burst through the door
Killed his father before he'd even had a chance to rise
Attacked his mother and sister before killing them as
The boy had managed to hide
And remain undetected
The soldiers took anything that was of worth
And set fire to the buildings
Then rode away
As soon as they were gone, the lad ran to me
I had never dreamed it would come to this

Terri Lyn Stanfield

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