Friday, November 13, 2015

Realms Faire, Day 5: Hero's Dilemma: A Dragon's Nap, Interrupted

Yesterday's Winner: !

Hero’s beware! 
Here at the House of Hero’s Dilemma, a new cliff-hanging adventure will dangle new heroes above the depths of destiny or despair. In 100 words or less, a hero will face a danger in story form.

Each day, the people of Realsmdom will decide the fate of these heroes in three sentences or less. If fateful endings are giving answer in poetic form, an extra entry for prizes will be awarded.

Daily e-book prizes will be awarded via random name-pulling from the entries after 8p.m. Pacific Time. Everyone is invited to participate.

People of Realmsom, you have the power of storytelling might to decide the fate of the would-be heroes. Will they die in glory or shame, live in victory or defeat?
 It is up to you.

Hero's Dilemma, Day 5: A Dragon's Nap, Interrupted

Curling around his favorite toy, Dragos purred himself into a midday nap on the deck. His human, Gwendy, would be home soon to praise his silky mane, and he wanted to be thoroughly rested for the occasion.

Something flicked his nose.

Dragos woke to see a knight in flame-retardant armor standing before him.

“Wake, foul beast and take your true form so I might rescue the maiden you have ensorcelled!”

Dragos yawned and allowed his dragon form to flow outward. His inner fire rumbled in his chest.

The knight brandished his sword. “Avaunt!”

His charge was interrupted by Gwendy’s arrival.

What happens next? Write the ending in three sentences or less (verse for a bonus entry) to enter to win A to Z Flashes of Foxwick or People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors by Cherie Reich.

Draw back the curtain and glimpse the extraordinary world of Foxwick and their neighbors!

Magical creatures abound. A phoenix flies proudly while a little dragon makes a new friend. Siblings fight and let their magic light up their lands. A future queen's love can turn a man's heart to ice. Lady Death meets an unusual companion and more stories from the kingdoms of Foxwick, Wintermill, Valdale, and Lochhollow.

These twenty-six flash fiction fantasy pieces will take you on a journey through the alphabet and to faraway, magical lands.
The kingdom hangs in the balance.

War threatens Foxwick on all sides.

The dreaded Shadowlands gains more souls. From the shrouded trees in Greymist Forest to the arid Blackden Barrens, monsters roam in search of their next victim. Sirens lure ships beneath Merrilea Sea. In cold and snowy Wintermill, royals plot to claim Foxwick as their own, even if they must use dragons and sorcery. Marriage between Foxwick's king and Lochhollow's princess creates a perilous alliance. Although brave Valdale will come to Foxwick's aid, the cost may be more than a true friend can stomach.

Set over a hundred years, these seventeen fantasy short stories explore the people, creatures, and lands in and around the Kingdom of Foxwick.

And, after you have decided the fate of the Hero’s Dilemma, try your hand at the other Realms Faire Events for more fun and prizes!

What happens to Dragos? 
Decide his fate in three sentences or less. 
(Bonus points for poetic verse)
And, remember to include your e-mail address and book preference with your entry.


Yolanda Renée said...

His charge was interrupted by Gwendy’s arrival.

"Avaunt, you worm-faced Knight!"," Gwendy retorted, her own sword drawn for battle.
"But My Lady, I'm here to rescue you," the shocked Knight proclaimed.
"The only one needing rescue is you, now en garde!"

Huzzah, The Realms Faire!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

His charge was interrupted by Gwendy’s arrival.
"Jeffrey!" she said, placing herself between the knight and Dragos. "How many times have I told you not to play with my dragon when I'm not here?"
Her brother took off his helmet and slunk out of her room.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

His charge was interrupted by Gwendy’s arrival. She at once transformed into her magician's persona and cast a spell at the knight. He cried out and vanished in a puff of smoke.
"Thanks, Gwendy," said Dragos.

Christine Rains said...

Three cheers for Realms Faire! :)

M Pax said...

She stabbed him with her evil eye and saved her friend! Hurrah!

Cherie Reich said...

I can't believe it's the last day of the Realms Faire already.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Me neither. It's gone by fast. Of course, I've been running around this week and I feel like I haven't had enough Realms Faire time, but it's been wonderful. :)

Unknown said...

Lovely finishes, all of them!

This was awesome, Tyrean.

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Shannon Lawrence said...

His charge was interrupted by Gwendy’s arrival. She conjured a shield, standing before Dragos. The knight bounced off, fell off the deck, and sunk into the moat.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Cherie always has the best covers! Gorgeous.