Flash: Sacrifice

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“What have you sacrificed?” they asked. “What will you sacrifice?”

I said, “I’ve already given you all my yesterdays, and you are demanding all my tomorrows. I’m chained in the present. I have nothing left to give.”

They smiled at my tears and blood.

(words 44; first published March 4, 2023 – from a picture prompt for a Facebook writing group. Aim is about 50 words)