Friday Fictioneers: Hunted

This is the first of two entries into this week’s Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge, run by Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Georgia Koch. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.

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Copyright – Georgia Koch

 Hunted 
Genre: fantasy

Mikael stumbled from bridge to river bank, weaving energy threads to mask his passage. There was the promised boat – something was finally going right! Clambering on board, he untied the mooring ropes and pushed the ramshackle vessel out.  A wave of dizziness forced him to his knees as he began to drift downstream and he pressed an unsteady hand to his side, biting his lip against a moan of pain. Bandages… He needed bandages… The world swam around him, his vision fading into muddy brown. As consciousness fled he prayed that none of the king’s guards favoured poisoned blades.

Words: 100

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26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Hunted

    1. Thank you! And there may be more of this story coming soon! It’s inspired me as little else has done in recent years. This type of story used to be all I wrote back in my teens and then I went through my ‘years of self-doubt’ when I abandoned the fantasy genre completely. I’ve made a return to it already with my children’s story, maybe now I also need to return to it with my stories aimed at an older audience. 🙂

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  1. It must be a scary thought, knowing as you fall unconscious that if those blades were poisoned you probably won’t wake up. This could be the fast-paced opening to a longer story!

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    1. The more I think about this story the more I think you’re right. I’m getting lots of ideas for plot-lines and characters… So much for writing a complete story in 100 words! 🙂

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    1. The question is, what happened to get him into the predicament in the first place? I have to admit that I’m feeling a definite urge to write more about this character and his story. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. A pharmacy around the corner would be very useful but somehow I don’t think he’s going to find one!

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