Bellona’s Bracelet: Fiction Friday

Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
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Copyright C Hase

Copyright C Hase

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Bellona’s Bracelet

Bellona’s bracelet broke while battling the gods from the Greek isles. As their armies retreated, she searched the blood-stained beach, collecting as many bracelet links as possible before the sun set.

Washing off her blade, shield, and helmet in the sea, Bellona winced as the salt water washed into her wounds — wounds that would be healed by morning with only faint scars as a reminder. Tomorrow she would begin preparation for the next battle.

Carrying the broken bracelet pieces in her helmet, Bellona abandoned the beach, heading off to Vulcan’s fiery forge under the mountain. He would be expecting her.

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Bellona by Rembrandt, 1633

Bellona by Rembrandt, 1633

Bellona by Rembrandt, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
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To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on the photo, select the smiley blue frog.

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Bellona is the Roman Goddess of War.

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