The Quest

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

FF 108 Adam Ickes

Photo copyright Adam Ickes

The Quest

Sir Duncan eyed the pier, the last leg of the dangerous quest. It was his mission – and his alone – to deliver the magic potion to the queen. He would not fail.

He sprinted, unsurprised by the appearance of the Kraken, its appendages smashing down, raining water as if from a hurricane. His heart beat fast as he darted hither and yon, avoiding the crushing blows. He fought off the cephalopod, leaving the empty-handed monster behind.

Sir Duncan knelt before the queen. “Your sunscreen, m’lady.”

Angela smiled as her son jumped in the lake, ready to battle the Loch Ness monster.

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