This Probably Never Happened (But Historians are Still Debating)

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The cheering filled the ears of the Noble Knight. The sun was shining behind him. This was a good sign. He mounted his steed. His faithful jousting horse had been with him since as long as he could remember. He had gotten it from his father when she was just a foal, and they had taken an instant liking to each other. He fed her, groomed her, and grew with her.
His opponent was draped in green and gold with his emblem emblazoned on his chest. The Noble Knight could not discern it from here, but it made no difference. His horse looked sickly compared to Magdelyn in all her chestnut glory.
As they charged towards each other, the Noble Knight roared. His arms were too short to reach the reigns, but Magdelyn knew what to do. As he snapped his jaws down onto his opponents helpless neck and feasted on his flesh and blood, the crowd cheered.
His helm ripped off, his scaly head exposed, and the Noble Knight roared in triumph.
For he was the Noble Knight, the Terror of the Pleistocene; Tyrant and Jouster Lizard King

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  1. Avatar lostsalient

    Ahahaha, okay, it’s good that I wasn’t paying attention to the tags (or apparently anything). When I got to “His arms were too short,” I had a serious, “Wait, whaat?” moment.

    If I were being a pedant, I would point out that there were no horses in the Pleistocene, but maan… there’s never a bad time for dinosaurs. Story-wise I think it could use some smoothing out so it flows a little better. But man. Dinosaurs.

  2. Avatar AdorableBlanket

    well he’s just the TERROR of the pleistocene

    its like his nickname or something?

    story takes place in 1245

  3. Avatar lostsalient

    Oh, well, in THAT case.

    I wish I was the Terror of the Pleistocene.

  4. Avatar YaYa

    Nice work again! The backstory with the horse was very well done, but for this format it might not be necessary. Try and focus on the here and now of the story unless prior exposition is an absolute must.

    There’s a couple of typos (he’s a Nobe knight now and again), and an awkward pronoun change (“He had gotten IT from his father when SHE was just a foal”) that you need to keep an eye out for. Also, another line break between paragraphs would keep it easy on the eyes, too.

    The thing I admire most about this piece is your ability to take an absurd topic and play it utterly straight-faced, which is what makes it both compelling and a little funny!

  5. Avatar AdorableBlanket

    I wish I would have ended this with the knight just eating his horse.

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