Six Sentence Story: A Question of Honour

This post is for Ivy Walker’s Six Sentence Story, a flash fiction challenge that I haven’t joined in with before but decided to try out this week. The only rule of the challenge is that you write a story in six sentences – no more and no less – on the given prompt.

This week’s prompt is draw.

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A Question of Honour

“You dishonour yourself and our Order by bringing a female here,” Finnegan snarled, his fingers clenching on his sword hilt.

Mikael continued across the grandiose hall, his arm tightening reassuringly around Lorina’s waist: if Finnegan didn’t ask his reasons, he saw no point in sharing them.

“I demand you face me, Sir – draw your sword!”

Sighing impatiently, Mikael turned to the younger man; the sight of brandished steel set his temper alight. Sweeping his innocent charge behind him he lashed out, hands and feet finding the contact points to weaken and disarm.

“If I had drawn my sword,” he said, touching the tip of the purloined blade to the upstart’s throat before turning away, “you would be dead.”

Word Count: 120 – in 6 sentences.

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27 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story: A Question of Honour

      1. I didn’t really expect anyone to. 🙂 I just like to get certain characters out of their boxes every once in a while and play with them! You might have come across him before – though I haven’t used him for a while. Someday he might even have his own novel. 😀

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  1. Great story and I really like the idea of six sentences. Perhaps I can branch out from six words! The children I taught today could have written an entire book in six ‘sentences’, purely based on their lack of punctuation of course!

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    1. Kids punctuation-free writing is always fun to decipher. :S I’m glad you enjoyed the read. The six sentences are an interesting form to fit the story into. I found it surprisingly hard. There were a number of sections where I really wanted to break sentences or add extra ones! I look forward to reading your stories if you decide to give it a go. 🙂

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      1. I might have a play around with some first before entering any. I imagine they are quite hard, especially to get the impact of an entire story across. You’ve made it look easy, despite what you say!

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  2. I guess he put that young upstart in his place. Who was Finnegan to tell him who to invite in and who not to? Definitely six sentences that tell quite an exciting story.

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    1. I don’t think Finnegan quite knew who he was going up against. Either that or he had a rather inflated sense of his own abilities! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Thank you, Oldegg (brilliant name, btw). Mikael is quick in both thought an action. He’s far more dangerous than Finnegan realised! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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