Thursday, 29 May 2014

Flash Fiction #3

The end of the trilogy ;)

The snow was slowly falling as he watched her. So that was her, the runaway. He took in every sight of her, she was nervous, and then he saw the arrow fly and she was quick on her feet and running away. He smiled where he sat. A hawk watching a mouse scamper away.

"Run little mouse, run as fast you can," he whispered and took flight. She was a quick little thing, not at all as they had described her to him. All those women and servants shaking with fear. And then he had killed them all. He could not let them live. There were meant to serve and wait. He was gone for a little while and they forgot. He flew over the walls and landed in a tree. Soon she would come. The one that got away. He already had new slaves waiting for him at home, women willing to serve. 

She got out of the city, it was a close call but she made it. And he followed her close. Poor thing did not realise how many soldiers were looking for the killer so he took care of a few of them, well a few dozen. He left them broken and dying all the way to her hometown. He took extra delight in that fact. That he led the soldiers right back to her. It was a week before she realized something was wrong, when soldiers were outside the city gates and the towers were burning. He still watched her and she was scared now. Wondering what went wrong.
“I went wrong little mouse,” he whispered to the wind and saw her shiver. Soon the rest if the city was burning and enemy soldiers were killing everyone. But he was sure to whisper in a few ears and it all led right back to her.

It was 6 months after the death of the king and the sun was shining. The crowds were cheering the new king and waiting for the execution. He had wanted to do it himself but it had been nice to see the city burn and her friends die. And now she would hang. Yes it served her right.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in May 23 2014

This challenge is organized by Felicia over at the Geeky Blogger's Book Blog.

Saturday 40 min powerwalk
Sunday - stomach bug, told ya I am cursed
Monday - stomach bug
Tuesday - 5 km bike
Wednesday - 11 km bike
Thursday - 5 km bike and 45 min bike
Friday 10 km bike

A bike week and I got sick too. My luck. But it did make me start exercises at home again, something different every day. Yesterday was abs day, the day before that back day

Friday, 16 May 2014

Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in May 16 2014

This challenge is organized by Felicia over at the Geeky Blogger's Book Blog.

Saturday 30 min walk
Sunday 2 hour min walk
Monday - 10 km bike and 1 hour workout class
Tuesday - 5 km bike and 50 min walk
Wednesday - 5 km bike and 30 min walk
Thursday - 5 km bike and 30 min walk
Friday 5 km bike and 1 hour walk

Better this week :)

And pics from Sunday


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Flash Fiction #2

 Flash Fiction 2

Prequel to the last flash fic

She had been chosen when she turned 15, like many before her. The Dark Lord of Ajnou always needed a bride, even if no one had seen him for 20 years. But the villagers did not dare to tempt fate so every 5 years they sent a new girl there. There were never more than 3 women at a time at the castle for every now and then he drained one and left the corpse to rot. But now the castle had more residents than ever and they just waited and waited. Servants woke the women each day, dressed them in veils and jewellery and let them amuse themselves. They had even forgot to fear the Dark Lord.

To this Lyandra had been sent 4 years ago. Four boring boring years ago. Back then she had been all smiles and laughter. She had been chosen after all. She would bring fame and fortune to her family so they would not starve. Of course her father had drunk it all, her siblings had left and her mother dad died. She had also found that a golden cage, is still just a cage.

But Lyandra was not a fool, she had done the best she could over those 4 years. She had learned to read and write.  She had even coaxed the soldiers to teach her to fight, and use weapons. She was skilled in many things by now, but of course there was always the problem that what would she do with it all? She would just sit there for the rest of her life until HE came back and killed them all.

She could not exactly say when it changed but she just woke one morning and wanted to leave. She planned for months and just before her 20th birthday she put her plan in motion. It was pretty simple really. She had been leaving things in a hiding place for weeks. Then one day she escaped, well she let them believe she was just playing as she had before. And then she dropped her dress at the river, like she had taken a bath and oh no, she never came back up. A sad day when she drowned and everyone mourned.

Or least she hoped so. She had stolen a horse two villages over and was now riding for life and death to the province of Lutger where she would start a new life. Maybe even as an assassins, silly thought she laughed and rode on.

The end

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in May 9 2014





 This challenge is organized by Felicia over at the Geeky Blogger's Book Blog.

Saturday 5 km bike and 50 min walk
Sunday 45 min walk
Monday - 5 km bike and 40 min walk
Tuesday - 5 km bike and 15 min walk
Wednesday - 5 km bike and 40 min walk
Thursday - 5 km bike and 30 min walk
Friday 5 km bike and 40 min walk

Getting better (but healthwise worse again, cursed?)

Pics from this week


Also, yes I obviously love walks in the woods, it's just more fun, so there is a pic from where I live




Friday, 2 May 2014

Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in May 2 2014

 This challenge is organized by Felicia over at the Geeky Blogger's Book Blog.

Saturday 10 km bike
Sunday 40 min walk
Monday - 10 km bike
Tuesday - 10 km bike
Wednesday - 5 km bike and 35 min walk
Thursday - 15 min walk :/
Friday 5 km bike and 15 min walk

I wanted more from this week but when I tried for more I coughed for hours and could not stop :/ Still, disappointed.

Pics from this week