Impaled flags stiffen in the pungent summer breeze.
A single, riderless mare bolts for home.
Distant, snow-peaked mountains sink slowly beneath a bloody red sunrise.
Crimson framed silhouettes swoop and circle through the tremulous horizon.
The glories of battle await.
These 42 words form my entry into this weeks Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. The words were prompted by the question ‘Why do birds suddenly appear?‘. I hope you enjoy where I went with it.
Pleased to say that this story won the top spot in the voter’s poll. As ever I am flattered that people saw something in my work.