Early Morning Flight

Once upon a time in a land far, far away… 

Shrouds of blue fog rise from the lake. The rowboat ploughs through the red, syrupy water, slowing down with every stroke. The slight rower dreads the lake monsters – slow creatures that make up in intelligence what they lack in speed. They’ll be calculating the best place to intercept the boat.

She’s known about them since she found a boatman training on a rowing machine.


‘Building strength. So the monsters won’t pull me under, Princess.’

The other thing he told her: ‘I zig-zag across. Throws them off course.’

She’s outwitted her monstrous father. She’ll fool the lake monsters, too.


It’s the second day of Writing 101, and I’ve combined today’s prompt with the MFtS prompts. It’s a lovely picture, and I’m looking forward to reading the other stories.

14 thoughts on “Early Morning Flight

  1. Nicely done Sonya! I like the visuals that your story brought to my mind! Thank you for participating in the MFtS challenge! See you next week? I hope so! Be well… ^..^

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  2. I really like your openning paragraph and the way you continue to feed the necessary information to us. (Should it be he instead of her on the next to last line?) Well written. 🙂

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    1. Yes, Millie, it should be he instead of her. Thank you for catching that! I go away and do something else for five minutes before I proofread, but sometimes, that’s not enough.

      Glad you liked it, too 🙂

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    1. Thanks, PJ!
      Yes, it must be easier to use the prompts with a blog that features a mix of different posts. It’s all about audience expectations, isn’t it? I think people have come to expect a quick read here, and that’s the way I want to keep it…

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  3. I think this is so great! I love fantasy type writing, and yours was beautifully done! Really was so nice and just lapped it up!

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