Mevia – Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Stephen Baum

PHOTO PROMPT © Stephen Baum

Mevia was sold as a slave at an early age. She was passed on from one owner to another. Then, she was peddled to be trained as one of the female gladiators. The training was harsh and strenuous. When she first entered the tunnel to the stadium, spectators were booing and clapping at the same time. They were expecting bloodshed and tough fighting. She won her first battle. Soon, she was entertaining people by hunting boars in the arena with spear in hand and breasts exposed. That was her life until the time when she was killed by her challenger. (100 words)




  1. rochellewisoff · July 8, 2015

    Dear LLM,

    What a life to have to life. Poor Mevia. Well done.



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  2. micklively · July 8, 2015

    Tough life.
    Good piece.

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  3. Sandra · July 8, 2015

    Very tough indeed. Well done.

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  4. Sally Stackhouse · July 8, 2015

    Such a short life she had and a tough one.

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  5. Vinay Leo R. · July 8, 2015

    Not a happy life, Mevia’s! I wonder if she now haunts that tunnel…

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) · July 8, 2015

    Alas.. the only reward for winning a fight is the next.. it can only end one way.

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  7. ceayr · July 9, 2015

    A harrowing life in 100 words.
    Very well done.

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  8. Liz Young · July 9, 2015

    And still people are fighting animals to slake the blood-lust of crowds.

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  9. BrainRants · July 9, 2015

    Did Mevia die a good death when it came?

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  10. patrickprinsloo · July 9, 2015

    Short brutal life. Poor Mevia.

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  11. Dale · July 10, 2015

    Fight to the death… no matter how many fights it takes. What a blood-thirsty crowd they were back in those days!

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  12. gravadee · July 10, 2015

    Omg, a very nice, unexpected take on the prompt

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  13. afairymind · July 10, 2015

    It sounds like Mevia had a very tough life. I hope she managed to claw a few moments of happiness from amidst the misery. An interesting story. 🙂

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  14. Yolanda Renee · July 10, 2015

    Sad life, sad story, well told.

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  15. ansumani · July 10, 2015

    Aren’t we glad that humans have evovled and are still evolving? Good one.

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  16. rogershipp · July 10, 2015

    What a great take on the prompt!

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  17. Priceless Joy · July 11, 2015

    What a sad life to have to live. Her death may have been her greatest blessing. Wonderful story.

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  18. gahlearner · July 11, 2015

    That’s such a harsh and cruel life. Well told.

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