Fiction

The Price of Ignorance

In just five hours, everything can change

Profile view silhouette of businessman double exposed with city at night.
Profile view silhouette of businessman double exposed with city at night.

At 4:00, every morning, the old woman stirs from her slumber. At 10 past the hour, she ties her white turban over her salt-and-pepper locked hair, kneels in the direction of Lalibela’s rock-strewn temples, clasps her hands, wrings her fingers together so they cannot escape, and she prays for him.