Tagged: duel

Ultraviolent Unicorn Deathmatch of Destiny 3: Thundah Down Undah

Flash Fiction Month 2019, Day 30

A hyperlinked version of this story is available here.

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You are Gallopy Buzzbrain – a unicorn with a chainsaw for a horn – and you have been selected for the most brutal arena deathmatch in the whole southern hemisphere.

An air-horn blares. The Chunder Games are about to begin.

“I can get you out of here,” says the combat wombat in the cell next to yours, “but you have to do exactly what I say.”

Do that: 2

Murder him: 3


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“When the gates open, let me ride you.”

The gates open.

Okay: 6

Nope! 5


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You jam your horn through the cage bars and revel in the meat-splatter.

“DISQUALIFIED!!!” bellows the announcer.

Aww.

Mope in your pen: 4

Arena violence: 5

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You sit out the deathmatch and have no fun at all.

~END~
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The Good, the Bad, and the Very, Very Lucky

Flash Fiction Month 2015, Day 7

Challenge #3: Choose your own challenge! My own personal challenge is to write a western that is exactly 999 words long, featuring a vulnerable bully, extreme weather, and a hundred gallon hat.

“Them’s be fightin’ wordses!” cried Bad Grammar McGraw.

The patrons of the Anvil and Piano fell silent.

“Wait!” shouted Unlucky Luke, waving his hands frantically. “I said posse. Your sister’s posse.”

“He’s done saided it again!” McGraw slammed down his chuggin’ whiskey. “These calls for an duel!”

Unlucky Luke found himself being shoved outside into the dusty street. He wasn’t sure whether it was deliberate or just a result of the natural rush of drunken cowboys hurrying to gawk. Either way, he found himself standing in the middle of the road facing down Bad Grammar McGraw. Continue reading

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.