Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.This week, Lillie chose the word "Conquer," and the best form comes in the form of the righteous. Enjoy.
Over the field and fray the fallen were strewn like grain scattered before fowl.
The battle was over; the cost was dear, and now the dead lay in pools of sticky mud -- made red by the life that was lost.
Picking at their remains, the vultures of men relieved the corpses of their valuables; just as in the distance their winged counterparts plucked out eyes and gorged themselves on the fetid flesh.
The Emperor, on his horse, was relieved, for all was not lost, nor had the sacrifice been in vain.
Evil had come, was vanquished by the last remnants of light in a dismal world, and in hopes that the Tempest would rise no more in the hearts of Man, he wept bitter tears that only the valorous can know.