HIS STORY

“We arrived to the sound of tubular bells and the incantations of the witch doctors as they danced as if possessed by demons. Around the small fire their bodies contorted and cried in a language that sent shivers down my spine.

We were five miles out from the killing fields, yet we could not proceed further; the high priest informed us that until the spirits of their ancestors had been drawn from the the earth and received into the light, we could not proceed.

Thousands had already returned to the light, but many thousands were left. Looking around, a light appeared and I was drawn to it; I was held back, but my whole platoon were taken. It was then that I had realised, I was the only survivor!”

Years later I recounted the story to a friend, when asked where it came from, I told him “Michael Oldfield told me”.

HIS STORY

TheWanderingBoo

Wellingborough, United Kingdom

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Artist's Description

Flash Fiction

Challenge 21 – ‘Michael Oldfield Told Me’

Word Count – 150

Mike Olfield Albums & Year of Release
Tubular Bells (1973)
Incantations (1978)
Five Miles Out (1982)
The Killing Fields (1984)

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