Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Traveller

A nice picture prompt this week for Julia’s 100 Words.

Giddy up!

The Traveller

Incredibly tired and hampered by the sleeting rain, he grimly pulled his cloak together, but the sodden wool provided little defence. The muddy road under his feet was quickly becoming impassable. Sighing heavily, he sat down on a log. Reaching carefully under his cloak, he gingerly felt about in various pouches and pockets, withdrawing a few items. Mumbling under his breath, he scattered some small bones on either side of the path, then he licked a feather, placing it on the fallen tree that was his seat. A flicker of green shot from his eyes and Merlin intoned “Arise, steed!”


11 comments:

  1. Fantastic, a brillliant idea!

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  2. Best i've read so far (i dont read in order). keeping the intrigue going is key and not giving a clue until the last sentence is, well, magic. I was hooked. And just the sort of thing a great wizard would do!

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  3. I love this. You set the tone immediately, and it reads like the beginning of a mideval fantasy novel. Excellent writing.

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  4. Love it! This is such a great moment of magic.

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  5. This is a great interpretation; completely different to what I had thought of, and to the others I read so far too. Well done for being so creative!

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  6. This is a really interesting take on the prompt. I really enjoyed it.

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  7. Brilliant take on the prompt. A very clever and creative way to weave a story.

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  8. Always love good Arthur/Merlin work!!! Nice place to start a whole new tale.

    Crafting His Heart-Tale Spinning

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  9. I love fantasy, and the lovely juxtaposition of sleet, wet wool, impassable mud and magic is irresistible.
    Great piece. Well done!

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  10. Brilliant, very clever and well written.

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  11. I second all of the comments above. I love Merlin and love this response to the prompt =)

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