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Friday, July 20, 2012

#FridayFlash - The City of the Dark Gods


The City of the Dark Gods



The sky darkened as Prince Ysandir and his knight Gareth entered the City of the Dark Gods. Only blackness remained beyond the North Gate. The desert sand had disappeared; inside the City the streets were paved in black. The horses’ hooves made a dull frightening crack with every step closer to the Temple.

Then the smell hit them.

The heads of the dead were dangling from the alien buildings, a ghoulish touch to the beautiful and intricately carved timbers. Amongst them was the wizened head of the Princes father, King Naxan.

My father has given his life for our people. We will not fail.

No, my Lord. Your father lacked magic. Our magic will defeat these Dark Ones.

Their horses’ hooves were silent. The Temple loomed before them.

Prince Ysandir? You would enter our sacred domain?

From a balcony carved from glassy stone, a black figure stood, finger pointing at the young men.

Aye, demon, we enter to vanquish you and your Dark Ones.

Come then, Prince. Your mortal weapons will not touch us.

Gareth and the Prince dismounted and clasped strong hands. The magic flowed strong between them.

Mortal weapons, demon?

Holding hands, they entered the Temple.

©DeniseCovey2012



18 comments:

Li said...

This is an excellent premise for a serial! World building is great fun, and I'd like to know more about the Dark Gods - who they are, whether or not they really are gods, the story behind the father's murder. Hope you'll be continuing! (Kudos for a foray into a new genre - I haven't had the nerve to try any fantasy yet.)

Li said...

BTW, your widget on the sidebar for RFW goes to a "dead" page. Is there a new URL?

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

Thanks for coming by Li. I think I might continue this story.

Thanks for pointing out the widget link problem. I must have forgotten to change this one when we got a new URL.

C.M.Brown said...

Nice to meet you Denise, we live close to each other. I am from the Sunshine Coast!

I think this story definitely needs to be added to, it has such great potential! Thanks for sharing, I hope to read more.

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

Thanks C.M. Wow, hope we meet up someday!

Deanna Schrayer said...

I almost feel sorry for the Dark Gods. It sounds like they're in for a crazy ride - the beginning of a serial maybe? (yes, that's a hint). I love the intrigue in this Denise.

The white on pink was rather difficult to adjust my eyes to, but I do have horrible vision so that could just be me.

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