The Great Mother, essence of chaos, gave birth to twin daughters who were joined –
one black-eyed, one white-eyed blind.
They crafted a seed of light and planted it in the void;
when Mother touched it, the stars descended.
Rather than allow their children to fall into chaos,
the dark-eyed daughter knits a blanket to catch them as they fall.
The white-eyed daughter tied a line to the edge,
counting each row as it moves forward.
This flash fiction in 75 words was crafted for the M3 blog’s Flash in the Pan
Oooh! I like this one. Similar to the fates, but somehow much kinder. Terrific flash!
These sisters aren’t quite like the fates, true – but I would be lying if I said that I didn’t think of them while dreaming up this realm.