Saturday, April 25, 2015

Victory

It's Day 22 of  the Blogging from A to Z  April 2015 Challenge




Tapering shafts of glinting steel, not one, not two but three missiles ready to take flight. One man alone has the task of sending them on their way. He is but seconds away from victory over the foe.

Beads of sweat glisten on his brow. All eyes focus on his hand as he raises it aloft, about to do what only he can do. Total silence.

The first, the second and third are launched and seek their target; flying toward their final destination they pierce the air with deadly accuracy.

The target met, the battle won. The assembled crowd salutes its hero.

'One hundred and eighty' yells the compere. There's nothing quite like a game of darts.


With no A-Z tomorrow I will be having a go at Sunday's Wirligig with a chiller called The Violinist.

I feel a silly poem coming on so Monday's offering is called If I was a Worm

25 comments:

  1. I see what you did there:) Great flash fiction.

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  2. An interesting flash fiction story! I'm looking forward to "If I was a Worm"!


    My latest post for the Blogging A to Z Challenge.

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  3. to begin with it was quite grim, but last few words were the actual blast.great story

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    1. The way I hoped it would read! Thanks so much.

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  4. I shiver at the thought of missiles but I laughed when I saw it was a game of darts. Nice

    Sia McKye Over Coffee .

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  5. Whew! I thought I was witnessing the start of global nuclear war. Good twist.

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    1. The atmosphere at some matches I've been to is almost as bad!

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  6. Love the 'twist' at the end of this one. And, don't ever put a dart in my hand and stand anywhere in front of me... ;-)

    Enjoyed this immensely!

    www.heathermccubbin.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Heather. They are lethal weapons in my hands too!

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  7. Lol, that's true, even my 4 year old grandson loves darts ! (in form of plastic balls !)

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  8. Well done! I could not tell where that was going. And I love worms! They are so valuable. Thanks for visiting me on http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/, which is number 1209 on the A to Z challenge list today. Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks so much. Looking forward to sharing a wiggle with you Monday!

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  9. Ah... great twist. A game which I thoroughly rubbish at though!

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. Me too. You need protective clothing on when I'm chucking arrows!

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  10. I wasn't sure until the last lines. Ha. Great story.

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  11. LOL. My husband and my sons play darts all the time. They all think they're the best. They probably would have known what was going on there before I did.

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    1. Most players think they are the best, not me though - I'm just dangerous!

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  12. That was pretty intense until that final line. Gave me a chuckle.

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  13. Hey that was a great twist at the end there! Great read - scary and then made me smile :-)

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  14. Great twist! I thought they were going on some big mission :D

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