Defying the Flames

Ynanna Djehuty
Posted May 31, 2013 from United States

The daughters had questions that they still were forming words for. They were the very ones the mothers had forgotten and had traded for the answers the marriages offered. The daughters only got as far as "why?" before chastity belts and muzzles were slapped on them when their mothers stopped speaking and distanced themselves from their daughters' power. This power was dangerous; it was known to drive mothers and daughters apart, generation after generation. It was the burning times that made the mothers tremble at the sight of their daughters practicing spells among the coven of their friends. They feared the daughters might be tortured at the stake, or worse, laugh while they burned and fly into the sky, defying the flames.

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  • Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
    Jun 01, 2013
    Jun 01, 2013

    Dear LatiNegra i love reading your work. It is si deep and yet so real. Thank you and continue to post these readings whether short or long they are great.

  • Ynanna Djehuty
    Jun 01, 2013
    Jun 01, 2013

    Thank you for reading. Your support is appreciated!!!