After a long dry spell to enjoy the Summer-That-Took-Over-My-Life, I’m pleased to report that I’m back at #5MinuteFiction this week. How fabulous this contest is! Head on over to the blog for this week’s contest being hosted by Moses Siregar III and vote for your favorite piece!
While you are there, check out Moses’ book THE BLACK GOD’S WAR. He’s giving away a sneak at his first 5 chapters and the winner this week gets a free copy to boot! #yeahbaby
This week’s prompt was this *awesome* sentence:
When the ten gods of the Kingdom of Rezzia went to war with the mystics of the lands of Pawelon, neither side could gain any advantage until…
I am not a finalist this time, but I am really happy with my entry this week:
When the ten gods of the Kingdom of Rezzia went to war with the mystics of the lands of Pawelon, neither side could gain any advantage until one of them controlled the Amulet of Gazzah.
Without the Amulet, neither side could harness the power of the moon and the tides required to flood the Valley of Satrina and force the battle into the mountains, and into the Lympian stronghold.
Neither side had given the Moutain People of Lympia any attention when they drew up their battle plans, and so neither the ten Rezzian Gods nor the Pawelon mystics took note or care when a small group of the diminutive Lympians climbed to the peak of Mount Mahay and began to chant the incantations.
The ground began to rumble. The leaves on the trees in the valley began to shiver and quake and the winds picked up and started blowing in a gale toward the Rezz Ocean. The foothills dotting the shore blocked the view for both armies, stationed as they were on either side of the Valley of Satrina.
But from their lofty perch, the Lympians could see the tsunami building. A mile out into the Rezz Ocean the wave began to build, pulling the sea backward into itself and revealing the beach that started to stretch out like an extremely low tide.
By the time they realized what was happening, the battle was already won. The Lympian King stood tall among his people as the water receded and the valley was cleared of both armies.
“No war shall be fought in my valley. The Amulet of Gazzah has seen to it yet again. Let man try to conquer this land to their peril!”
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVE! Voting closes tomorrow and winner announced when Moses wakes up, lol. Head on over to Moses’ blog and check it out. Also, check out his awesome looking book! You can sneak a peek at 5 chapters for free! #WINWIN