Friday Fictioneers: Ambush

Every Wednesday, Rochelle gives us another Friday Fictioneers, where using a photo prompt, we write flash fiction – a short story of around 100 words. If you want to have a go, scoot over to her blog and take a look at the full rules.

I have been writing an ongoing story which a lot of people know of. It is a two-sided story that I write with Jules Paige. Raynard and his cronies versus Saskia and her blood sacks. My side is from Raynard. If you want to read the entire story from the beginning, you can find it at the top of the page under FICTION –> Friday Fictioneers. Jules side of this weeks fiction can be found here (link to be added)

© Copyright – E.A. Wicklund

© Copyright – E.A. Wicklund


Tess heard the commotion as she made her way to Raynard. Rounding the corner, she spotted two men attacking him with knives and stakes. She wanted to stand back and watch, but compulsion bade her aid him. Hearing Raynard’s suggestions in her mind, Tess ran forward and leapt thirty feet in the air, landing on one of the assailants with her extended nails slicing through his spinal cord.

Raynard’s left arm hung limply at his side with smoke erupting from his shoulder. It did not stop him finishing the other assailant though.  Tess pulled the stake out of his shoulder, her hands burning, as Raynard let out a fearsome howl.

As I didn’t have the words to describe everything, one of the dead bodies had an accurate sketch of Raynard with the name “Pale Gulliver” and the reason the stakes burned and steamed, was because they had been soaked in Holy Water


45 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Ambush

  1. I guess in the spirit of gamesmanship it is OK for Raynard to have some helpers – just keep the zombie army out of it will you! *giggle* I still think even with the vast network of ‘Sanctuary’ that the vampires have more ‘power’.

    Just got to posting my side…

  2. Pingback: Bedlam at the Beach : Friday Fictioneers : A and J story | Jules in Flashy Fiction

    • If you’ve been following Jules’ side as well, you will see that Saskia’s posse call him Pale Gulliver. Don’t worry, there is plenty of blood there for him to heal 🙂

  3. Good action! So Raynard prevails to live another day… I wonder if he would’ve fought off the assailants without the aid of Tess. But no need, though, since he has an effective helper in her.

  4. Great, Al. I should have realised it my last comment – of course from YOU is where your son gets his writing talent! 🙂

    By the way, I love your new fresh look.

  5. Dare I say I’d love to see you take a week now and then to write some non-Reynard FF stories? It’s been a very long time and I’d love to read some again. My ancient brain has trouble sustaining the story line for so many months. 🙂


    • Thank you. Your photo certainly brought out the scrap in it. At one point I had to bring it down from 177 words. It was a lot scrappier with more description in the deaths, plus Raynard’s recovery.

      That is a very cool photo by the way.

      • I know the feeling. I have to cut the word count down every time. It’s more difficult writing *only* 100 words than many realize.

        Glad you liked the photo. Sherry and I took hundreds of pics (continuous shooting mode) of this one seagull and his many battles.

        • Fantastic. Top boss of the bird world then. Well, you know what I’m like for seagulls anyway hehe.

          It was one of the reasons I raised mine from 150 to 200 which is just a rough one as some go as high as 400. The stories need it though. With a continuing one, you can remove words as you can add them the following week.

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