FF: Call of Duty

Posted: May 5, 2014 in Flash Fiction

“Wake up, Gwendolyn! They are coming! They will kill them all!”

“Christopher, please! Leave me be!”


Gwen looked at her brother, standing there in his shining armour. His visor was up and she realised how serious this had to be. He hadn’t visited her in more than 500 years. She jumped out of bed.

“Go, Gwendolyn! You need to save them! Mount Roderick and lead our brothers to war!”

Christopher had become more and more translucent – now he was gone. Gwen rushed to the beach in her nightdress, mounted Roderick – and just for a second Roderick and Gwen were visible in their true forms: a black stallion and a knight in full armour, setting off into the past.

The next morning, Gwen’s cleaning lady found the cottage door open and immediately reported the artist and her famous horse sculpture on the beach missing.

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This was my contribution for “Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 21“.

These were the requirements:

***Today’s Dragon’s Bidding (required element to incorporate somewhere in your story; does not need to be the exact word unless instructed to do so, e.g. “include the name “King Arthur’”):


***Today’s Prompt:  The Sea Horse. Photo and sculpture by Jeffro Uitto (to view the picture, please follow the link to the blog post Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 21)


  1. […] that amazed me:  a sculpture by Jeffro Uitto (if you read FF: Call of Duty – you may know what I’m talking […]

  2. Norah says:

    Great story Karen. I love the way you create the ‘other-worldliness’ in your story. I can really see how the beautiful sculpture inspired your imagination. Well done!

  3. Topaz says:

    Oh my gosh, the last sentence! Did not see that one coming. 😀

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