Fly The Palace

Avatar Author: thelostgirl I'm a writer from Northern Ireland who enjoys the works of Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, Erin Morgenstern and Laini Taylor. I love to listen to Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and Of Monsters & Men while I write. Read Bio

“This is undignified!” Mira said as her most trusted aides tried vainly to hussle her into a hidden compartment in the underside of a hay cart. It was gone midnight and the moon was red with the blood of the fallen. The sounds of fighting were all around them.

“Your highness, we must fly the palace or all is lost,” Harris said. His sword was in his hands and his eyes darted about, as if he expected them to be found out any moment. Mira thought she saw fear in his eyes. Her arguments died on her tongue.

“But my people are dying.” She spoke softly, her dark eyes glazed with tears. Harris laid a strong hand on her shoulder.

“To protect you. You are our only hope. Now go before they find us!” He pushed her bodily into the small space and closed it up, making sure to cover it well.

One of the aides took the seat and whipped the horse into motion. Within a few moments they were out of sight. Harris turned his attention to the enemy. He intended to even out the odds before the night was done.

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  1. Avatar Robert Quick

    Interesting interpretation! I like the idea and I like how the direction of your inspiration. The dialogue reminds me of Star Wars (I and IV respectively). I don’t know why but both uses of the word ‘out’ feel unnecessary. That could just be my opinion though.

  2. Avatar Luke Nicolaou

    This is really good! And a good interpretation of flight too :)

  3. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Ooh, I like it, and not just cause you took a slanted, creative twist on the prompt. Great bit of action all heavy with significance and drama and all that. Classic knights and maidens sort of tale, especially the grim determination of the knight at the end.

  4. Avatar thelostgirl

    Thanks for the comments you guys :) glad you liked the story

  5. Avatar Concerned Reader

    I just imagined Gandalf, “FLY YOU FOOLS!”

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