In the Ramparts…

In the ramparts of the castle high above the river, the archer looked down at the boats tying up to the bank. Taking careful aim, he stretched his bow taut.

“Hold breath, and release” he said to himself.

But, there were so many of them, was it even possible to win against so many.

Overcoming his doubts, the archer sighted a regally decorated soldier about to disembark, he drew back his arrow, aimed carefully…

“Time to go Tommy! It’s our time to ride on the boat now.” his mother called.

“Okay Mummy!” Tommy said, skipping over to his mother’s side.


Thank you Louise for our photo prompt this week!



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12 Responses to In the Ramparts…

  1. Hahahaha! I love the cute twist at the end. A little boy was only playing… Cute story!


  2. James says:

    Murderous little tyke. No, just bored, actually. I recall doing something similar as a lad.


  3. Forgive me! I forgot to welcome you to the challenge. Welcome to the FFfAW challenge! We are happy to have you.


  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, great take and reveal after building up the tension expertly. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Graham Lawrence says:

    Great twist. I wrote a slightly similar tale a few years ago but this is much better than my attempt at the time. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. That was a true prank. Well written.


  7. luckyjc007 says:

    A great story with a twist and the imagination of a child.


  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    I enjoyed your take …. truly elegant.


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