Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #33

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It is doubtful this will end peacefully.


Faldron untied the cord of his cloak and let it to the ground. He drew both swords, holding the short sword in a reverse grip, blade pointing down like a dagger. Demeas untied his cloak and let it fall, but he did not draw a weapon.

“This doesn’t need to happen, Faldron,” continued Demeas in a soft, but firm tone.

Many times he had sparred with Faldron over the years. Faldron had been Demeas’ student after he arrived at The Temple as a young teenager and responsible for his weapons training. On occasion Faldron had bested him, but sparring was not a matter of life and death. This was the last thing Demeas wanted. All personal feelings had to be set aside should this fight become unavoidable.


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About John Van Vliet

Author of the soon to be released "The H'Rhophyan Chronicles", a Fantasy Adventure Serial.
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14 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #33

  1. nancygideon says:

    Nice reveal of backstory, John. Really set the stakes high!

  2. Kim Magennis says:

    “This doesn’t need to happen”
    I wonder how many times this has been said, in human history, and ignored?

  3. Great snippet, but you’re killing me with the tension! … Maybe “killing” was the wrong word in this situation. 😉 Loved it!

  4. Nice try, Demeas, but I have a feeling the fight may be unavoidable! Great snippet.

  5. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I hope his reluctance to fight doesn’t impeded him from the moves he needs to make.

  6. Great use of tension here! I’m guessing Faldron is itching to fight–Demeas better be sharp.


  7. The stakes have just been set higher with the addition of backstory. Great tension in this snippet!

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