|A map for the book series I'm writing, the Majic Tricks Series.|
Writing Challenge 2014 AugustI stared at the gate. Even sitting on my horse, the gate was far taller than I was. If it had been fully closed, I would have doubted even Sword and I together could have pulled it open.Writing Challenge 2014 August by JesseZafiro
As it was, the gate was raised half way. This immediately made me question the intelligence of just walking in, which was the bulk of Sword's plan. I trusted my brother with my life, but that hardly meant I was prepared to agree to all of his plans without even questioning them.
Not that it really mattered what I thought, Sword had already dismounted and was walking up to the gate. I hesitated, tightening my hands on the reigns, then swung my leg over and dropped to the ground. I followed quickly.
"Sword, I'm not sure--"
He shushed me, concentrating on what he could see passed the gate.
My brother ducked under the gate and into the main courtyard. Knowing I had no other choice, I did the same.
The couryard looked in more disrepair than I expected. Grass had sprung up between cracked stones while the fl
Writing Challenge 2014 July"Shield, just remember to stay away from me. As long as the dragon's focused on me you should be fine to get to the princess."Writing Challenge 2014 July by JesseZafiro
"So you keep saying." I mumbled. But my brother was already opening the castle gates, and was either ignoring me or too far ahead to hear me.
This was absurd. Charging into this castle with barely any plan, only my brother's sword and my shield against a dragon. No, not even. My brother's sword against a dragon, while I ran through the castle finding the princess who may or may not be in the highest tower and getting her outside before Sword was killed by the dragon.
This was dangerous, even for my brother's planning. While we had always gotten out alive thanks to him and his plans, that was hardly going to stop me from worrying today. And this was different. The only way I could get out with the princess was if Sword kept the dragon busy until we were out or if he killed it. Which meant Sword's life was in my hands. This dragon had avoided death from who knew
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