A True Name by Leslie Kim Wiese

By Leslie Kim Wiese

“I didn't purchase you to make you secure. i purchased you to set you free.”

Mara is a slave whose identify potential “bitter.” Her identify describes her existence, which has been packed with difficulty. She has been handed from one proprietor to a different, them all merciless and abusive. Mara is aware that she is on a downward spiral towards a untimely demise. She longs for freedom, and greater than as soon as has attempted to flee, yet she has continuously been stuck, introduced again to her proprietor, and punished.

All her lifestyles she has heard a narrative that the Prince, the son of the excessive King, will occasionally purchase a slave from the block and set that slave unfastened, yet nobody who speaks of the Prince has ever obvious him. Others have advised her that the Prince is a fantasy, or that he's lifeless. notwithstanding, with the darkish evening of melancholy last in, at the evening earlier than she is ready to be bought at the block back, she calls out to him to return and loose her.

When a terrible farmer indicates up the subsequent morning on the slave block and buys her, Mara loses all wish. As she follows him from the block, she is confident that the Prince used to be a fantasy in the end, and that her existence will in basic terms worsen. yet issues usually are not continuously what they appear. What follows would require the entire religion, braveness, and love she will be able to muster.

A actual identify is an allegory that describes the thrill and demanding situations of non secular development and freedom.

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