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The Sands of Sacrifice: #JusJoJan Day 13

Welcome to Day Twelve of Just Jot it January, where, for a month – well, we jot. Whatever. However. Wherever. Whyever. It’s graciously hosted by Linda G.Hill

Today’s prompt, “sacrifice comes to us courtesy of ME – Who Am I?

No big explanation today – just that, as always, I don’t own them; it’s more like they own me. No money cheapens this love.





on these hot

ancestral sands

Where once I knelt

As a child, with a child

Now I’m a woman and he a

man, but not the man I desire.

“Well, what do you want to do?”

Such a simple query for his people

“That is irrelevant.” I spoke my truth.

He couldn’t believe, wouldn’t accept.

“It’s very relevant.” And his truth

Somehow also became mine

I left duty behind me to

Embrace forbidden



I stand


Wearing her

father’s robes

As she sacrifices

herself on the sands

For what she believes

Is her fault, her duty

I should stop her.

Save her.


“Marry him?”

Shock uncushioned

No false control or decorum

No ritual, custom, law, necessity

His people say, “Love conquers all.”

And I have seen for myself that they

Believe it. He believes love must be

At the root of all things, all joinings

But his love is an alien force here

Kneeling on home-sands

I hold his love within

A small comfort

As I accept

My duty.



I stand


As she’s breaking

I can feel wide fault lines

Shaking her bedrock strength.

Only I know the price she pays

That it’s her penance her prison

A year? Ten? A hundred?

A lifetime surrendered

For her mother’s



For more context, insight, feels, laughter, and tears, watch “Home”, here, and/or read my original IDIC Romance stories, “Promises and Choices”  and “Views of A Wedding”.

That’s it for me…find more jottings right here!


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

5 thoughts on “The Sands of Sacrifice: #JusJoJan Day 13

    1. Hi, Bee! I began that course two years back, but it overlapped NaNo, and I couldn’t keep up. Eventually, I’ll go back and pick up where I left off.

      Thank you for thinking of me! =)

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