Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Proud Phoenix #atozchallenge


For the A to Z Challenge, I'm featuring twenty-six flash fiction pieces from my Foxwick Kingdom and its surrounding neighbors. A to Z Flashes of Foxwick is now available from Smashwords and Amazon and includes the bonus short story "Lady Death." You can add this to your Goodreads list here.


Proud Phoenix

A phoenix’s song struck fear into the enemy’s heart. The fiery bird soared over the battlefield. King Brum had never seen a phoenix in flight like this, but certainly it was a fortuitous event.
An enemy arrow flung into the blue sky.
“Stop that archer!” King Brum’s commanding voice lifted through the clashing of swords and even rivaled the creature’s own melody.
The proud phoenix barely dodged the arrow. Some feathers drifted to the ground, and the bird dove toward the man who had tried to kill a phoenix. Within a few grains of sand, a screech rose and the man’s blood splattered before the phoenix disappeared in flames.

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Christine Rains said...

Love the imagery in this one. So short yet so intense. Good job!

Unknown said...

Love it! Pheonixes are awesome creatures.

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Theresa Milstein said...

I agree with Jamie--phoenixes are awesome creatures.

That last line is excellent!

Cortney Pearson said...

Wow that was intense! Such a great piece, I want to read more! Btw, I tagged you on my blog! :D

Fairview said...

Love the scene. I'm able to see it all in my mind so clearly. Great writing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You don't shoot a Phoenix!

Rekha said...

Great piece this one. I love the ending, stokes the imagination.

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Leaves me wanting more. I guess that's the idea. :)


Jay Noel said...

Yea! The phoenix is back!!!!!

Excellent job, C.R.

Nicole said...

Stopping by for the A-Z. Really neat theme you've got! I enjoyed this one a lot.

Anonymous said...

great short piece. well done.
Hope you're enjoying the AtoZ.

J.C. Martin said...

Ooh, never thought of a phoenix as a dangerous bird, but that poor archer certainly learned the folly of his ways!

J.C. Martin
A to Z Blogger