Friday, June 15, 2012


It's time for the Knights of MicroFiction!  To join in, just post your entry by 11:59 EST on the 15th and leave a comment here with your post link.  Then go check out as many entries as you can.  By the 17th Jess and I will choose two winners to be featured on our blogs.

Here's the prompt:
Write a 200 word or less, flash fiction beginning with this phrase:  Her eyes shot open....
You are free to change the gender and the POV if you want to. 

Here's mine.  

Her eyes shot open as consciousness flooded her mind.  She remembered where she was.  The sounds of battle raged on around her.  But she was alive and aside from a nasty bump on her head, still in one piece.  Springing to her feet she grabbed her sword and scanned the battlefield.

There, not 100 yards away, was Jedrik.  Rage burned inside her as she watched him bark orders from safety while men were slaughtered in every direction.  The field between them was strewn with the bodies of her people.  She would avenge them.   She no longer feared him. 

Dodging arrows and flailing swords she sprinted across the ground slippery with the blood of her countrymen.  She was almost there.  The tip of her sword raised, she lunged at him.  But he had seen the movement and spun around to face her.

"There is nothing you can do, I have already won," he said waving his hand as if dismissing her, "this battle is simply a formality."    

 "You will not take another breath," she hissed.

A twisted smile crossed his face.  Had he manipulated her again?  Could he win even in death? 
She had no other choice.  She swung her sword.    


I hope you enjoyed it.  Make sure to check out all the other great entries.
These awesome people have already entered:

Aldrea Alien
Fair Betty
Nick Wilford
Ashna Banga

If you're joining in today, just leave your link in the comments of this post.  

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

Kathy :)


  1. Wow, she's one feisty lady.

  2. That was great, Kathy. You painted a very vivid picture!

  3. I'm with Alex... what happens next??

  4. Whoa! This was great! A battle, action, confusion and more action, all there! :D

  5. I'll assume she sliced him in half and she won in his death. Makes sense to me.

  6. Wow, great attempt. And you hung the sword in the air, that was something. ;)