I’m back with another snippet for this WEWRIWA (Weekend Writing Warriors) thing.
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In this scene, we see our heroes do a mad horseback dash towards their ship, through a clearing in the dragon infested jungle. They’ve got a company of marines at their back, so there’s no retreat. Oh, and the marines’ commander has their friend Xing tied to a stake, ready as dragon food…
I grabbed Yumiko on the way past, and she swung into the saddle behind me. Mister Ed took us thundering out into the shallows like a limb-powered speedboat, and with the low-Gs we could very-nearly run on water.
We galloped towards the giant tree that had lain fallen in the lake, and now rose out of it like a wooden freeway ramp, leading straight to the ledge where my shipwreck hung. Ed leapt, and we clattered out onto the wood. We were loud, and we were fast.
If this didn’t work…
As we reached halfway, the dragon erupted from the water beside us, droplets cascading off it like crystal clouds. All I could think was… jackpot.
Alright, that’s it for this one, let me know your thoughts.