Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Fabulous Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Image ©Danny Bowman. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Danny Bowman’s permission.
What Makes A Hero?
That reddish glow on the horizon, that’s not the sunset.
I thought I’d slain the beast but now the fire’s back. He’s on the mend: the largest wyrm the world has known. The armies of three kingdoms laid a trap and then I crawled through catacombs, unnoticed, waiting for the perfect moment. When it arrived, I slammed my blade into his heart. Alas!
He’ll follow me along the path, it’s time to close the gate. A drop of blood mixed with pigment, a brush stroke—done. I’ll burn the picture, it’s not my world. Let them find their own hero.