Centina Pentina
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Centina Pentina

The Blight

Pentina Weekly prompt: homographs

Ink drawing of three medieval men in line facing right. Middle has an ax. First looks like he’s talking to person not in pict
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“No one lives with a guarantee of tomorrow,” pontificated the Queen as her council advised her the plague claimed 200,000 lives to date. “Why do my subjects blame me?”

“Because your majesty,” replied one brave soul, “you dismantled the disaster response unit.”

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Mary Keating

Mary Keating

Poet, lawyer, disability advocate, wheelchair rider. Published in SFWP, Poetry for Ukraine, Scribes Micro Fiction, Wordgathering. Pushcart Prize nominee.