Fire Angel – Friday Fictioneers


She came through fire,
and she will return through fire,
her path is straight
she knows precisely what to do.
All the girls, being used
spit on, hit on, hurt
looked down on,
she will lift up,
and make strong.
These women, who’ve been scarred inside and out,
she will avenge.
She will hunt the oppressors down
and end them
with fire.
Because her heart has known pain
and her mind has known fear
at the hands of one who was meant to love her.
It pushed her through flame
making her see, giving her strength.
And now she will not abide
the abuse
on any of her daughters
Wow, so late this week (last week?) Better late than never, I suppose.

Friday Fictioneers: a story in 100 words prompted by a picture that Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts every Wednesday.

Here’s a link to the rest of the stories for this week: Friday Fictioneer Stories


30 thoughts on “Fire Angel – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Very powerfully worded piece that evokes great strength, control and understanding. Well done, despite or perhaps, because of the very difficult subject. 🙂

  2. I like the mythic quality of this. I’m trying to think if there are any legends about an avenging female force but at the moment I can’t think of any… In which case it would be nice to have invented one 🙂

    • I did a quick internet search to see if there were any myths about anything like this but didn’t find any. I’m sure there is something out there, I just didn’t find it.

      Thanks for reading the story 🙂

      • Now I come to think of it I might’ve been thinking of a Nirvana song, which says “she’ll come back as fire, burn all the liars, leave a blanket of ash on the ground” 🙂

  3. This is a nice poem. I like that you went deep with the image of fire and the concept of using fire as a sort of cleansing tool for such deep pain.


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