The City’s Heart

I was listening to a song by S. J. Tucker called November and one of the lines really struck a chord with me.  “The city’s heart sings a song for November.”  I couldn’t stop thinking of the heart of the city as a thing alive, it’s own entity.  What if a permanent community was built around an act of sacrifice?  How would that play out?  Would different forms of sacrifice produce cities that had different ambiances to them?

I finally sat down and wrote a vignette – a scene – describing one sacrifice.  For me, Eylithlana and her family are elven, but I deliberately left out all descriptions of them so you may fill in those details as you wish.  Her name is pronounced A-lith-Lah-nah.

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And for your listening pleasure, here is the link to S. J. Tucker’s song



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