The price of returning home!

orbit | surf | breeze | cycle | familiar

Photo by  Wassim Chouak on Unsplash


The stiff breeze brought the familiar scent of the surf and the ocean to Jason’s nostrils. It had been eight years since he had stepped foot on the hallowed grounds of the place he was raised in.

He was pushed away from the people he loved because his parents had agreed to sacrifice their love for him in return for the guarantee of his survival. This cycle had been going on for generations in his family due to a curse that was placed on his great-grandmother by a witch.

All male, surviving offspring had to be separated and placed away from the family’s orbit before they attained adulthood. It was the same with Jason.

His return today violated that contract. But he had made this decision to return keeping all the pros and cons in his mind. For one he was now in possession of a powerful counter-spell that was supposed to break the original spell. For another, his mom was dying and he couldn’t keep away from her.

He was just praying that this spell would break the curse as he had just learned that his wife was expecting a baby boy.

It was time to test that spell.


Written in response to Greg’s 5 words weekly

Also included ( Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner-)FFFTPP, hosted by Roger Shipp


Tuesday Writing prompt: Write a poem using the words “eight”, “hallowed”, and “sacrifice





45 thoughts on “The price of returning home!

  1. Oooh intriguing, a great story Sadje. I hope the counter curse works but at the same time, I want to know what happens to Jason if it isn’t broken.

    Thank you again for participating. For some reason, it keeps putting these pingbacks in review status and I don’t realize it’s not published in the comments unless I approve it! I will be more diligent going forward.

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