The Blood Burns on the Water

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
From the shadows of a darkened past comes a teacher who loves her students. A teacher who despite persecution teaches her views without fear. A teacher whose students are killed for their beliefs before her eyes. A teacher whose sister, a babe still in arms, is killed. The massacre breaks her spirit and destroys all that she once was. Yet her teachings survive, the love and beauty she no longer sees. When her beloved student, her Shiril, died, the world lost its color, and nothing could restore that.
She lives only for those of her students who remain. "Live, our teacher!" they cry, and their cries fall to dead ears. So she endures, and will not call this existence living. And when she is asked to tell her story, she refuses, again and again. Until she finds someone to love and to care for, someone who truly needs her to survive. A child...

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Submitted: May 23, 2011

From the shadows of a darkened past comes a teacher who loves her students. A teacher who despite persecution teaches her views without fear. A teacher whose students are killed for their beliefs before her eyes. A teacher whose sister, a babe still in arms, is killed.
The massacre breaks her spirit and destroys all that she once was. Yet her teachings survive, the love and beauty she no longer sees. When her beloved student, her Shiril, died, the world lost its color, and nothing could restore that.
She lives only for those of her students who remain. "Live, our teacher!" they cry, and their cries fall to dead ears. So she endures, and will not call this existence living. And when she is asked to tell her story, she refuses, again and again. Until she finds someone to love and to care for, someone who truly needs her to survive. A child... Read Chapter