Once again is’s blog battle time – Rachel Ritchey’s duel between the blogs of 1000 word stories. This weeks word is flake and there are the rules:
- 1000 words max
- fictional tale (or true if you really want)
- PG (no more than PG-13) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
- Your story must contain the word(s) from the theme and/or be centered around the theme in a way that shows it is clearly related
- Go for the entertainment value!
- State the Genre of your story at the top of your post.
- Post your story on Tuesday, by 11:59 PM PST
- Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting your story, put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section of this page, and/or include a link to this page in your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post)
- Have fun!
I’ve been inspired by Star Wars here – no surprises as those that know me know my favourite genre is Sci Fi. No apologies for thos ethat have seen the film, yes this story is based on the duel in the film but is NOT the same!
The Jedi Duel
Rey stood there, collecting her thoughts. “Which way to go” she was thinking. Her breath visible in the biting cold air, the cold air hurting as it hit her lungs, snow flakes falling hard now melting on her pale skin. She was breathing hard, each breath of cold air stabbing at her. Deciding on a direction she broke into a run, Kylo Ren couldn’t be far behind and he was hunting her down.
Rey stopped for a second, still not sure where she was going. She spun round to the left and there was a tall dark cloaked figure, walking towards her.
“Give me the lightsaber” He demanded. Rey stood there, trying to work out ther options, there weren’t many. She took the light saber from her belt and held it up.
“If you want it come and get it” get shouted in the strongest voice she could muster.
“Alright – I will” Kylo Ren replied menacingly. A wave of his hand and the trees fell before rey like a charging wave, throwing her back into a snow drift. Coming to – Rey was breathing even harder, her eys were stinging as much as her lungs now, she wiped them and the bright red blur cleared to see Kylo Ren reaching out for her lightsaber. Reaching out herself she watched as it flew round Kylo and straight into here hand. Surprised by this power as much as Kylo was she flicked the switch and the bright blue blade appeared with it’s harsh electrical hum.
Kylo flew at her, his cross blade held high and coming down as he neared. Rey blocked his blade, responding to his attack with force she swung her lightsabre out to wards his torso. With a clash of blades both of them fought hard to get the upper hand, Kylo was forching Rey back, gaining ground with each strike as his more powerful form pushed Rey despite her every effort to push him back. Rey never gave up and to run she scaled a boulder to get the upper hand. Kylo lauched himself toward her, knocking her off and back down into the thick snow.
Rey’s body was now shaking, she wasn’t used to the cold and it was now straining on her body, as she got up Kylo forced another attack. Pushing his weapon onto hers, his red blade a mere inches from her face. Feeling the heat of the blade on her pushed hard to fight back, every sinew of her body fighting his massive strength. His metallic mask so close to her face, filling her view. In a moment where time seemed to slow, she closed her eyes, and in some effort of will she found from within Rey pushed back onto her foe.
Amazed at her strength she had pushed Kylo back across the clearing.
“I’ll kill you” Kylo threatened her, his anger boiling over in his voice.
“Then come here and do it” She yelled back at him. “You’re a monster but I’m not scared of you anymore” She re-ignited her lightsaber and held i back to challenge him.
It was then that she heard the sound of engines, Rey brielfly looked up to see the millenium falcon hovering overhead. She looked back ay Kylo and as he got up to strike again a blaze of weapons fire was lauched at him from the Falcon. blazing at him he fled into the forest. The ramp of the Millenium Falcon lowered and Rey wasted no time in climbing it. The ramp rose as she entered the spacecraft and the bulkhead doors closed behind her. As the moment passed, she felt every limb and muscle of her body ache and she collasped to rest on the nearest bulkhead. Her hands hit the floor and her lightsaber landed with a clatter. Breathing hard the warm air soothin on her lungs, but she shivered from the cold. For now she was safe, but she knew this was no going to be he rfinal encounter with him.
Copyright Simon Farnell 2015
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