The cries of support are almost lost amongst jeers and taunts, but they give her little comfort. Once upon a time, the crowds had gathered to praise and cheer her, but people are fickle and easily influenced.
The beads of her rosary move methodically through her fingers, while she offers up silent prayers for her soul and suddenly, at an unseen signal, the crowd falls silent.
It is time.
Gripping the rosary tightly, she flings her arms sideways to indicate her readiness. Her exposed neck feels the disturbance of the air as the axe blade slices downwards.
The crowd gasps.
About the Author
Dawn Knox is married with one son and has been writing for several years. She has had a YA ebook published, entitled Daffodil and the Thin Place and has written a script for a play to commemorate World War One, which has been performed in her home town in Essex, in Germany and will be performed this year in France. Dawn enjoys a writing challenge and has had stories published in various anthologies, including horror and speculative fiction, as well as romances in several women's magazines.
Published 7 March 2016