Mission Gone Wrong 4: Good News, Bad News

My response to the prompt tree. Continues the Mission Gone Wrong narrative after Leap of Faith.

Genre: fantasy

 

~Good News, Bad News~

Good news: his surprise attack killed one monster.

Bad news: his surprise attack also destroyed the ground.

Consolation news: he managed to wrestle the second monster so that it was beneath him to take the brunt of the fall.

Current news: he was stuck at the bottom of an underground cavern with two dead monsters.

Fun times.

He hadn’t broken anything in the fall, but in trying to protect his gashed leg, he’d sprained the other one instead. Walking was a pain, so he stayed where he was and eyed the two little tunnels that branched off from the main cavern.

One of them might lead him back to the surface. Any other day, and he wouldn’t mind exploring, but with his legs the way they were now… the less useless walking he did the better.

His other option: the skeleton of a tall tree that stood almost all the way up to the opening. He could pull himself up the branches with his arms and save his legs for that last push to the surface. But if he fell…

He grabbed the lowest branch and pulled.

He didn’t want to think about that.

~The story continues in Foolish Boy~

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Posted on October 6, 2016, in Defenders of the Wall and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hello excellent blog! Does running a blog similar to this require a massive amount work?
    I’ve very little knowledge of computer programming
    but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow,
    if you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I know this is off topic but I simply wanted to ask.
    Cheers!

    • Hey 🙂

      Sorry for the late reply. Your comment got caught in the spam filter so I didn’t see it until now.

      I don’t actually spend a lot of time on the blog. I just make sure that throughout the day, I’m brainstorming on something that I can post before the day ends.

      Daily prompts is a good place to start. It’ll give you a steady stream of topics to post about every day, and it also gives you some exposure since plenty of people visit the page.

      Hope that helps.

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