To the Last

Author’s note: This is another post in my collection of micro fiction. I write these pieces to remind myself that I really need to work on my dialogue skills…

After spending the last of his energy. Having fought to the best of his ability. All that remained was to wait. Though not for long, a dull sound rising in his ears. A combination of the pounding in his chest, and the tread of his enemies approaching. “I know that sound,” he whispers. No doubt in his mind of the battle soon to occur. No doubt that he would raise his weapon one last time. Never forgetting why he began. The ideals he stands for need a champion to the last. To go quietly was never an option, death too must be earned it seems. Struggling to his he squares his shoulders, “They know who I am. Let them come if they have the courage.”

Peace, Love, and Happiness…

–Joe

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character development #9

Author’s note: I like to pretend that at some point I could write decent fiction, and so I occasionally dabble in imagining my characters…

There is a man they speak of, a mystery even to himself. He is a paradox. The more you meet him the less you know him. Given a multitude of names, he is many things to many people. A gentleman and a scholar. The warrior and the peacekeeper.aa Sophisticated yet course. Young and old. He is an outspoken hermit. Capable of shattering empires by his words, though rarely uttering a syllable. Terrifying to behold though his heart burns with compassion. Legend pursues him “Immortal!” they accuse him on the battlefield. He the first to correct. “I am entirely a man,” he states. Just trying to live the life he’s been given.

Peace, Love and Happiness…

–Joe

Somewhere else

Author’s note: this is another addition to my ongoing micro fiction series,

…there it is. A comforting rythm to the jostling of the train. She sat there pretending to sleep, trying to avoid wearisome conversation with her fellow passengers. To her this was another pointless journey, and again she was a foreigner. It really was a joy to travel, though some days she could not help but ache for someplace to call home.

Peace, Love, and Happiness…

–Joe

changed forever

…and in that moment his life had changed forever. For the weeks prior had crushed and suppressed him, physically and emotionally, to the point of breaking. That is until this moment. Because you see in this moment he had discovered the truth. The truth that all those worries meant nothing; they belonged in the future and the past, and he existed only in the now. His epiphany allowed each moment to be a beginning, a chance to do better. Above all, that changes everything.

Peace, Love, and Happiness…

–Joe

Authors note: this is an endeavor into micro semi-fiction. It comes after the discovery that I’m not very good with dialogue, and fiction cannot go very far without it. I’m working on it.

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