Handoma

Handoma

A Story by Sami Khalil
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The village (WITCH...)

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Handoma/Sami Khalil

(The Village witch)

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She was ominous looking. A widow with dark gifts, according to townsfolk, who slavishly followed their mutable fears, sometimes framed in ignorance.


Her face was lined, snow-white, but to behold at narrow glimpse with eldritch manners. "Incredibly strong", she was accused of many mystical occurrences in this alpine village straddled by lofty mountains, bone chilling; A rebellion against the gruesome king, resulting in her husband’s death, who was the key-holder and the rebel leader; A famine that followed her curse of the land; The suffocation of the high priest; The eerie shrieking sounds at quiet nights; The totems and books found in her house…


There was rage and much accusations by the populace. It seemed everyone wanted simple answers or solutions toward certain types for adoption. In particular, no self-identification with the outcasts of society. What a pity! For many people operate in their own self-interest without compassion, influenced or not, for saturation points.


“Death must follow her”, they demanded. “We must set her and her house on fire” and so they tried but she escaped, unlike her house, to the woods, to be bound by solitary veils.


Starless were the nights she spent recalling her husband’s memory, who was her sword and shield. If she can only visit his grave at night stealthily, and be with him, summoning his spirit, then the embers of love will stay inflamed as ever out of life’s agony.


Something told her to go back to town, in dancing shadows of the Moon, and pay her respects. It could be a dream or it could be a nightmare, but she was adamant with certainty.


The evil guardians were waiting for her, tipped by a plethora of spies, who took her to the townhall, to be burned alive, while the happy, sanguine red chanters, who went around and around in circles, became all utterly blind magically. 


She had the last laugh!

Overwhelming was her joy.


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A beautiful piece of writing and I do love it when it involves a bit of karma. A lovely read with my first cup of tea this morning Sami. I think the image you posted compliments your story and I thank you for your words.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Wow! Good morning. I do thank you for taking the time and I do wish you joyful days ahead. See you s.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You too Sami.
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

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You have that magic in you, friend. That 'dark gift' to make the world flow seamlessly.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Wow! Thank you so much dear poet for this lovely review and kind words. You are appreciated.
Wow Sami you do written these wonderful pieces of literature with so much Talent. It is a joy to read you, my friend. I enjoy all your writes....peter

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

OMG! Thank you so much great Peter Dogan for this amazing review and appreciation. You are honored.... read more
Another wonderful piece of work my friend! I'm addicted to your style, aside of repeating myself I truly do recall each emotion while I ponder! Thanks Sami, for the read!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Wow! I'm so honored to have known you and your poetic, artistic style and inspiration. May you keep .. read more
John Ciarmello

2 Months Ago

Will do my friend!
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

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You pen with such precision... didn't know where the story would good till the very end, great writing!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much Travis for the taking the time and effort to visit and review. So glad you like it.. read more
A well-crafted story indeed. One with such poetic language and vivid imagery that the reader can tell you are indeed a poet. Were it my fiction piece, I might simplify the language for greater clarity and use less passive voice, etc., but this is definitely your style and I always advise writers to be true to their own voices. I liked this story very much!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

Wow! I totally agree with you. Being oneself and writing with own style, is an authentic reflection .. read more
Jennie Baron

3 Months Ago

I hope so, too! Right now I'm focused on publishing a new edition of my e-book on Amazon. Maybe once.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

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I like this. Scene well painted.You iluminate one of the greatest mistakes we make as humans. The notion; what we believe, is to be adopted by others whether they agree or not. Vivid imagery throughout. Stirring sociological commentary, fostering introspection.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well articulated beloced poet. You have nailed it on the head. Thank you so much fo.. read more
VALORMORE DE PLUME

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome my friend.
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

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Right never become wrong even if majority agreed or followed. What is right and what is wrong in true sense even more complicated. The origin of the idiotic movement and repairing it may lead some light to the issues. Hadoma and spouse had the equal rights just like any other villagers still the outcome turned as so contrast in nature to the extent the two have to give their right to live for some superstitions or evil mentality. There is tremendous food for thought to this piece of writing. Excellent job done by writer

Posted 3 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

OMG! Thank you so much beloved poet and friend for this wonderful review and understanding. I look .. read more
This is one of the best pieces I've read from you so far. I love the way you crafted this, so compelling, it makes me want to BE this witch. I am intensely interested in the way society deems those who march to a different drum as "outcasts." I believe that life on earth is but a shallow representation of what each of us is made up of, in the universal realm. I love the ending, becuz those with a narrow earthly perspective think they've gotten her, but we with a wider view can only guess how immense & indestructible is her true essence. Now I want to write a witchy poem myself some day! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

Wow! OMG! I love the way you interpret this story and you nailed it on the head. I always knew you a.. read more
Great story telling Sami and excellent writing skills. Yes how many poor women were burnt, innocent of any wrongdoings except being different.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well articulated sir Andrew. You have summed it up marvelously. Thank you tremendou.. read more
andrew mitchell

3 Months Ago

You are welcome:)
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

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