Friday, April 6, 2012

Fair Foxwick #atozchallenge

 

For the A to Z Challenge, I'm having twenty-six flash fiction pieces from my Foxwick Kingdom and its surrounding neighbors. Soon A to Z Flashes of Foxwick will be available in e-book format. You can add this to your Goodreads list here.

 
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Fair Foxwick


Flowers bloomed upon the square in springtime. Reds, yellows, and purples evoked festive joy and happiness for the Foxwickians. Horses’ hooves clip-clopped over the cobblestone streets. Farmer Donal hawked his wares. “Apples, two for a copper!”
The hammer struck the fiery sword at Karden’s Blacksmith Shop. He molded horseshoes, weapons, and armor. Although Foxwick wanted peace, the other kingdoms desired war.
The heady scent of bread and reek of manure filled the pathways. But the gleam of metal from Foxwick’s soldiers was never brighter in the noontime sun.
They won the battle, but not yet the war.
“Hail, Fair Foxwick.”





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18 comments:

Jamie Gibbs said...

Very nice :) There's a fruit seller near me who's similar. You can hear him chanting "Strawberries, only a pound!" from one hell of a distance!

Jamie
Fellow A-Z bloggy buddy
Mithril Wisdom

Christine Rains said...

You've painted a lovely picture of Foxwick.

Grammy said...

Hi, Interesting place, Foxwick...From whence camest its name? Sounds British. Breakfast calls to me right now. Been up since 5 a.m. writing and reading. Hopping from one blog to the next. Cheerio, old pal. See ya. Ruby

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Because there will always be war.

Julie Daines said...

Nice! I love the beautiful, descriptive language. Thanks for the follow, and I followed you back!

SA Larsenッ said...

I could totally see it.

M.J. Fifield said...

I've really enjoyed how you work into each of these flash fiction pieces. Nicely done.

Kittie Howard said...

Wish I didn't agree with Alex, but I do.

Fairview said...

Nice imagery. Especially like the contrast of the scent of bread and reek of manure.

Rekha Seshadri said...

An uneasy sense of peace between wars...you captured that feeling well.

Theresa Milstein said...

A flash of Fair Foxwick--fabulous!

Clarissa Draper said...

Interesting character. Obviously there are troubling times ahead.

Carol Kilgore said...

Very evocative. I felt as if I were there.

Shannon Lawrence said...

War seems to be an inevitable part of life. I like the scene you set here.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Sarah Pearson said...

I love this. Even with the threat of war, people have to have some fun.

Julie said...

Just caught up with your last few Foxwick posts and I'm so attached to Foxwick. :D
I love how this installment starts to cheery and everything feels so light, but then the war is hanging over them. There's such a sense of foreboding that their "fair" and beautiful would is going to change.

ali cross said...

I love this Cherie! And I'm so impressed with your approach to the challenge and your cool icon! You're so smart :)

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Great imagery! I feel like I'm standing there.