Flash Fridays – May 2nd

For this weeks Flash! Friday we had to incorporate the theme of Knighthood into a story about the following prompt:


The Sea Horse. Photo and sculpture by Jeffro Uitto; used by permission.

Reflections of Battle

Sir Harold bellowed as his squire frantically polished, “Enough, I can see myself in that shield, go sharpen my sword.”
The squire continued scrubbing. Harold had been warned the boy was not quite all there.
“The battle is imminent and my blade is duller than you!”
The squire mumbled, “Must shine, must shine.”
Harold gave up and grabbed his armour.

The battle against the wood folk was fierce. All manner of creatures attacked. Victory was within his grasp until the Elven Queen arrived riding a giant steed. She squared off against Harold and his men. With the flick of her wrist she turned his soldiers into shrubs. Harold cowered behind his shield, waiting for the curse to take effect, but instead there was screaming. He peeked over to find the Queen wailing as her steed turned to wood, the curse reflected. She was easily slain in her distraught state, and not long after a lowly squire became a knight.


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