Challenge Accepted: Fifty Words

Dragon-plunderer
Dragon-plunderer

 The Hoard

“I’m telling you, snufflecakes, we go in, we hit him fast and we hit him hard.”

Snufflecakes?

It was going to his head.

“But what about the hoard you just plundered?”

“This? It’s nothing. Cast-offs. I want the real deal.”

Dragon gold. I groaned. Why was it always dragon gold?

At fifty words exactly, my response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Challenge, Fifty.

And because I can’t follow the rules – and had some fun with the fifty-word limit – today’s runner-ups:

The Goddess Herself: Isis
The goddess herself: Isis

Minion

Minion, fetch me my food.

Slave, my water, now.

Yes my queen, I mutter, though not loud enough to hear.

For she is not queen, but goddess.

I scurry to obey her command.

An imperious paw touches my cheek. Whiskers brush by, and a purr tells me I’ve done well.

 

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Spring's proof of life
Spring’s proof of life

Spring

“Do you know what that is?”

I cock an eyebrow. “A plant.”

“No.”

I grit my teeth at the sigh in his voice. My mouth is open to argue, but he closes it with a kiss.

I don’t resist. It’s been a long winter.

“It’s spring’s proof of life.”

 

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Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

17 thoughts on “Challenge Accepted: Fifty Words

    1. Yeah, she’s winning the crowd this week. She is *very* pleased with herself! I’m fairly partial to cats too, but there was just something so ridiculous about a hardened thief succumbing to dragon gold madness and calling everyone snufflecakes… plus, I just found that pic. of The Boy, and had to use it. Can’t believe my baby is 13!

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  1. I like all three, but if I had to pick a winner, it would be Minion. You probably guessed that 🙂 By the way, one of the nicknames for my favorite kitty (RIP Mikey) was Snugglebunny. If he was still around, I’d probably start calling him Snufflecakes 😉

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      1. Oh yes – and since she likes to entertain my mom’s patients during the day, she considers herself the center of everyone else’s universe, too! She’s very sweet, though, when not bossy. She’s a rescue, and has some separation anxiety – so I can hardly blame her! 🙂

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  2. I’m sorry, but the one about Isis should’ve won. That was hilarious! Anyway, all three were great! Do more, please! 😉

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  3. HI KATIE

    SORRY I HAVE NOT GOTTEN TO READING YOUR MANUSCRIPT, BUT MY KIDNEY HAS BEEN REALLY SORE

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    1. I think I got that word in my head when you did the monster challenge and when I saw that picture of the boy, it just stuck. I got a kick out of a hardened thief calling one of their compatriots snufflecakes as they sank deeper into dragon-gold madness!

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  4. I dunno why, but the Isis story super cracks me up. Especially since she has the name of a goddess. 😆

    Dragon gold! Hmm, I’ll just hang back, the party can go ahead… oh I know. Send the Hobbit! 😀

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