Friday, August 24, 2012

Defense Of Home

For fifteen generations, men had cleared, tilled and planted these lands. They’d built homes and they’d built lives here on the furthest edges of the Fringe.

Today, they would defend those homes to the last drop of their blood. As the mist rolled in over the low hills to the east; swords cleared sheathes, axes were unlimbered and the straps of armor were checked and tightened.

They were a hearty people much accustomed to hardship and travail. If the Fae King would have these lands from them, he would pay dearly for every inch of it. This they had vowed.



This story was written for the Friday Fictioneers weekly prompt hosted by Madison Woods. The photo inspiration is provided courtesy of Maggie Duncan

15 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the tone of this piece. You painted a vivid picture, Jeffrey.
    http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/escape/

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  2. What a fine story. Mine is here and linked: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/fridayfictioneers-light-on-the-hill/

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  3. A fantastical world. I hope they use the mist to their advantage.

    Mine is here: http://erinleary.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/flash-friday-fiction-13/

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  4. Good tone for a period piece--hope they can hold their own.

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  5. Good for them!! While I was driving today and thinking about the prompt (and mist), a similar thought for a story came to mind. You did it well. I hope they win.

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  6. And they march and they march. To defend what they have built. Very well written.

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  7. You do a good job of setting the scene so that the arrival of the invaders is in context. The story prepares us for the battle that is to come.

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  8. this is my kind of story... it portends of loss and grief, but a valiant stuggle.

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  9. Time to make a stand. Good luck to them.

    Nice, vivid story.

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  10. This piece has an epic feel to it - sounds like there's a big battle coming and these guys are ready for it.
    I'm over here; http://elmowrites.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/friday-fictioneers-far-afield/

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  11. Like it a lot. Clear. Lots of story in 100 words.

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  12. I definitely feel a fierce battle looming. Were I there, I know which side I'd be fighting for.

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  13. Now this piece left me wanting more but satisfied overall. Nice job.

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