Drabble: Family Gifts – by Erin M. Hartshorn

by specklit

Eshe’s grandmother looked up from the golden brooch in her hand. “I get a gift for your birthday?”

“You get a gift for the day I did not die. Did you think I didn’t have your Sight, couldn’t see the proper length of my lifethreads?”

Lachesis sighed. “Your mother saw them too. She traded hers for yours in the tapestry.”

“You did not stop her?”

“Few can touch the threads. It was up to her to decide what to do with them. As it is up to you.”

“I think I shall replace my grandmother as well as my mother.”

Author’s Note: Parents worry about their kids — will they be okay, how are they going to turn out, can I protect them? I put that together with the idea of the Fates have children. After all, the Fates see what’s going to happen, right?

3 Responses to “Drabble: Family Gifts – by Erin M. Hartshorn”

  1. […] can catch my latest, Family Gifts, over at SpeckLit today. […]

  2. Kinda scary, Erin, but well done.

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