Added PRIDE’S CHILDREN – Chapter 5, Scene 2

This week’s post is Chapter 5, Scene 2 (1.5.2).

Please let me know if you have trouble with link navigation – thanks!

PRIDE’S CHILDREN Table of Contents

End of previous scene, followed by the link to the new scene:

End of Chapter 5, Scene 1

Finally, one God stumbled.

Rage made Marsile take a chance, rage was his undoing. He rushed his staggering opponent, using his mount’s sheer bulk as a battering ram. Roland, forced back, saw his chance, stepped into the attack, received the Moor’s blow, but slipped his sword into the gap. The Moorish chieftain’s head flew from his shoulders even as his body was carried past. The head rolled to a stop glaring up at an archer; Marsile had lost his place in legend.

Roland, mortally wounded, fell forward, catching his own throat on blood-stained Durandal, dead before the hundred arrows pierced his body. In the confusion, the young cleric slipped away, carrying the story’s ending to the courts of the king.

Kary’s face was wet, but she could not remember how it got that way.

~ ~ ~

PRIDE’S CHILDREN, Chapter 5 – …his feet part of iron and part of clay…, Scene 2


Copyright by Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt 2013.

Advertisements

Comments welcome and valued. Thanks!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s