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Brave Until the End

Written for Friday Fast Fiction, 100 word prompt

Stephen was a few seconds from a violent loss of temper. Someone was trying to coerce him with threats into  making a decision he was unwilling make and his mind was reacting with cold, obstinate refusal.

Ignore the bullying – after all, the property had been entrusted to him by his Lordship and regardless of harassment and he must defend it..

“I’m warning you.” Screamed the female warrior from the the castle gate.

“I’d rather die.” Retorted Stephen, in defiance.

“For the last time Stephen, get down from that stone or they’ll be no ice cream.” Cried his exasperated mother.

About bbryanthomas

Not so young man about town who, having witnessed and enjoyed life, is presently having fun, writing about those by-gone times and life in general.

5 comments on “Brave Until the End

  1. Bridgesburning Chris
    August 30, 2017

    Ice cream changes everything. Even submitting to a female warrior.


  2. rgayer55
    August 31, 2017

    I would cave in for ice cream. There will be other battles.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Christine Goodnough
    August 31, 2017

    Great ending twist. 🙂 Reminds me a bit of Calvin & Hobbs comics, how he often viewed his teacher.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Joy Pixley
    September 1, 2017

    Ha ha, funny twist! What fun, to be a child and imagine every stone a castle. By the way, your link at Friday Fictioneers isn’t working; I had to guess about how to get here.


    • bbryanthomas
      September 1, 2017

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed it and thanks for tip about the link. I’ll check it out

      Liked by 1 person

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