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Prism & Pen

The Lightning Rod

A flash fiction in 100 words

Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

My name is not important. I am an angel, a shield, a defender. I stand in the pass.

I am the Lightning Rod, like my mother before me and her mother before her. We have stood guard for generations, taking the shots for those who cannot.

The bolts and darts and flaming arrows and bullets of hate glance off me where they would kill…

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