Wrong Side of an Arrow

Avatar Author: Goofball Inc I'm an Australian dude whose been writing for almost my entire life (have a tiny booklet I made when I was like 5 years old covered in writing in crayons) and this sounds like a cool place to have a go and see what people... Read Bio

It is oft said that in times of war centuries ago England was gifted with a large number of the most talented archers of all time. The monarchy had made these into the Longbowmen, great warriors whose arrows arced the skies from their native land to the Kingdom of Heaven.

But not all the greatest bowmen were in the employ of the King, indeed some were pitted against him. Like Dafyd Ap Wyld of Wales and the McCormick brothers of Ireland. But the greatest of these renegades was one who hunted alone and killed over 300 Englishmen by the strength of his arm and the truth of his sight. He was called The Defender of Lodainn in the old times, but he shrugged off such names for titles were for nobles and gods, not ordinary men like him.

And sometimes, on cold English nights, parents say to their children ‘Look out, for if you anger the Scots once more, you may find yourself on the wrong side of Lodainn’s arrow’

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  1. Avatar Blossom Ruoquen (LoA)

    lol. WOO! Go Scotts! Great folklore. I might try that one out on my little cousins :p We’ll see how that works out for me.. I will say, it takes a little time to get used to the writing constraints of ficlets. Good first ficlet :)