It was an honor to carry the torch to the games. Freyja was proud to be selected. The first seed heads had been found in Mongolia by an itinerant herder called Yul. They had appeared after a meteorite storm, Yul harvested them for fuel. When one of his goats devoured some dried seeds it became young again. So the herder put some seeds in his wife’s meal, she died.
The Yul foundation now ran the worldwide games. If you won you got the golden seed of youth, if you came last, you got the red seed of death.
When I saw the prompt the seed head reminded me of an Olympic torch; and so a story was born. My thanks are due to Marie Gail Stratford who’s supplied the photograph for this week’s prompt.