The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

Flash Fiction Month 2014, Day 24

Challenge #10: Write a story featuring two fields of action and using the name of your favourite song as a title. The story may be no more than 256 words long and must break the fourth wall.

    “At last!” Skalthrag1 cackled. “The Orb of Ithrael2 is mine!”

Londrea3 struggled to her feet, using her enchanted longsword4 for support. “The Orb will never be yours, tyrant! Not as long as any citizen of Nurnheim5 stands against your villainy!”

“You know nothing of the Orb!” Skalthrag held it aloft, pacing madly before her on the field of battle. “For it was not your ancestors6 who tamed the star, but mi-7

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1CRASH! The fourth incarnation of the Gal’khag.

2THUMP! The remains of the star, Ithrael, whose light was consumed during the War of the Second Era.

3BANG! Forty-second in the lineage of Bael.

4WHUMP! The blade Shadowbane. Forged for the War of the First Era by the legendary hero, Vanmar.

5THUD! The ancestral home of the noble Frost Elves.

6WHAM! The Elder Clan, who sailed into the heavens upon a golden barge at the close of the Third Era.

7“OUCH!” said Skalthrag, rubbing his shin. “Who keeps leaving these note thingies underfoot?”


If you’ve enjoyed this story, you can find my work from Flash Fiction Month 2012 and 2013 collected in OCR is Not the Only Font and Red Herring respectively.

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