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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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!
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You've painted a lovely picture of Foxwick.
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
Because there will always be war.
Nice! I love the beautiful, descriptive language. Thanks for the follow, and I followed you back!
I could totally see it.
I've really enjoyed how you work into each of these flash fiction pieces. Nicely done.
Wish I didn't agree with Alex, but I do.
Nice imagery. Especially like the contrast of the scent of bread and reek of manure.
An uneasy sense of peace between wars...you captured that feeling well.
A flash of Fair Foxwick--fabulous!
Interesting character. Obviously there are troubling times ahead.
Very evocative. I felt as if I were there.
War seems to be an inevitable part of life. I like the scene you set here.
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I love this. Even with the threat of war, people have to have some fun.
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.
I love this Cherie! And I'm so impressed with your approach to the challenge and your cool icon! You're so smart :)
Great imagery! I feel like I'm standing there.
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