Title: Artistic License (1/1)
Length: 100 words
Rating: safe for the kiddies
Notes: For the first challenge of drabble_las. Prompt was "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
The old man paused. Squinting his eyes, he peered up ahead at a crowd clustered around the village’s notice board. Today had been uneventful, so with great deliberation he shifted directions and shuffled towards them.
“…a dangerous child with demon eyes…” he heard a person saying. A wanted poster was nailed up with several people reading out selections to the rest.
“…looks so angry…”
“…tattoos for each man he’s killed…”
“Hey! I don’t look like that!”
The crowd turned as one to stare at a small boy clad in orange. Another boy behind him smacked himself in the forehead.
- Artistic License (1/1)