She takes her seat in the great hall, and the ceremony begins.
Squashing whispers of the past, she listens to their speeches.
Voices rise from the depths:
‘You’re not like them-‘
‘you don’t belong here‘.
Then it’s her turn. She accepts her Bachelor’s honours, and for a moment, she belongs.
© Josie Kirkwood 2020
Previously published in ‘The Friday Fix’ on Medium 14 February 2020.
Micro-fiction is tiny fiction of up to ~300 words with 50-word stories known as ‘Dribbles’ and 100-word stories known as ‘Drabbles’. Often written to a prompt and tight deadline, these tiny stories provide creative challenge and an opportunity to experiment or write in different genres. Sometimes Dribbles and Drabbles can inspire a longer piece of fiction.