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Writing Challenge 2014 June"Sword…"Writing Challenge 2014 June by JesseZafiro
I looked between the staircase on my left and the great hall to my right. The dragon roared, so loudly I covered my ears. I wanted us to get out of this place, and now.
Sword was facing off the dragon alone. And I had to hurry and get the princess out of this castle. But first I had to find her, and hope those townspeople were right when they said she'd be in the highest tower.
He'll be fine. He'll be fine. I repeated the words to myself over and over while I pounded up the first staircase. The faster I got the princess out, the faster we all got out of here.
I hesitated at the top of the last set of stairs, unsure if I should go left or right. On a whim, I ran left. I tested doors at random but none were locked, and none opened to a set of stairs. I reached the end of the hall with no luck. There was a window at the end of the hall. I looked out and down. As I looked, I heard a crash and watched the window on the ground floor explode out from the building. There was fir
Writing Challenge 2014 MayI trust Sword. I trust my brother to lead us down the right path. I trust him with my life.Writing Challenge 2014 May by JesseZafiro
So why am I shaking? Why are my knees weak?
“Look on the bright side, Shield, if we die here you don’t have to explain to Father why you left the Seven Ships Kingdom without telling him!”
That’s right. None of Sword’s other plans have ever involved killing a dragon. That’s why my arms don’t even feel strong enough to hold up my shield.
“Alright, let’s go!”
“What? No, wait—“
Too late, my brother opened the castle doors and ran inside. I hesitated a moment, silently pleading that no one ended up dead on this mission. Then I hurried after him, already regretting allowing him to take the more dangerous part of the plan alone.
Even though I had hurried, when I entered the castle Sword was nowhere to be seen. I slowed, looking around at the walls blackened with soot. Faded tapestries hung askew on one side of the hall, on th
Writing Challenge 2014 AprilThe dragon was purple. Not usually a very dangerous looking color, I know. But it was the kind of purple that made me think of poison, and its black claws looked dangerous enough even if they weren't poisonous. I didn't want to find out if this thing was poisonous or not. In fact, what I wanted was to run far away.Writing Challenge 2014 April by JesseZafiro
Sword grabbed my shoulder and turned me so I was looking at him instead of the dragon.
"Listen, I know what you're thinking."
"That thing is going to kill us! Why did I let you talk me into this?"
"See and I was right. You think we're going to die. Now, you've thought that about a lot of my plans and we're still breathing. So let's move on. Just remember the plan. You go to the tower and get the princess, then you bring her down and get her safely outside. Leave by another entrance if you can. By then I'll have taken care of the dragon. See? You've got nothing to worry about!"
I had everything to worry about. For instance, how I was supposed to go passed the dragon in the fi
Writing Challenge 2014 March"The plan is simple, Shield. I don't know why you're nervous."Writing Challenge 2014 March by JesseZafiro
"No, no reason to be nervous." I said sarcastically, staring up at the castle in front of us. "Going in, killing dragons. We do this all the time."
"Hey, you aren't the one killing the dragon. You just take care of the princess and get her out."
"Because that's going to be so much easier." I said under my breath. How Sword expected me to even get past the dragon to find the princess was beyond me.
That was my brother all over, claiming the hardest part of the plan for himself and laughing at me for being at all concerned. He never took my hesitations seriously. But his plans hadn't gotten us killed yet, so that was something.
I panicked. "Wait, now?"
"Yes, now. What, do you think the dragon is going to whither away if we just stand out here? Come on!"
I stared at my brother's back as he walked forward and easily opened the heavy door. Then he disappeared inside.
Fumbling with buckles, I unlatched my shield from