Press On

Through rain and snow and storm, no matter how the weather howled for her blood, she would press on.

“My Lady! The storm grows ever stronger! We must turn back!”

“No! We are almost there!”

Any further words were stolen by the wind as a the gusts kicked it up a notch. She paid no heed and pressed on, even when she was certain that only her most faithful servant was still behind her.

She would find the end to this Scourge across her lands, no matter the cost.

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

–Herodotus (484 BC – 430 BC)


Inspired by the quote for the prompt last Monday from Light and Shade Challenge.


About martha0stout

I like to read and write and hang out with my family and friends. I currently live on a farm and all that such a living entails.
This entry was posted in Writing Prompts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Press On

  1. joetwo says:

    She sounds determined. Sometimes you just need to slog it out.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s