Diabolical Deeds 1: Ammut

Posted by davidludwig
Oct 22 2012

Okay, choking on the digital dust here–but maybe the latest ‘Timony Challenge will be enough to get the site back up and producing again (though all of the old greats like Niar Saga and Lost Girls’ Society have remained available). Without further ado, I give you the first of the Diabolical Deeds.

Ammut

Plummeting through the achroous void, the girl wrinkled her nose at dry sulfurous air thrashing her pigtails and cloak. She would have avoided this smoking rift in the earth, if it hadn’t opened underneath her cat.

A crimson glow broke the tedium of her descent, finally revealing ground below. The adactylous creature lumbering alongside the lake of fire looked like a cross between a hippo and a lion, with the head of a crocodile.

Braced on stumpy limbs, the creature opened its jaws to receive the girl.

Eyes narrowed, the girl pulled her fist back for impact. “Where’s my kitty!?”

 

 

 

And of course you can check out the prompts and link collection to other participants over at ‘Timony’s Site.

3 Responses

  1. Emilia Quill says:

    When I read the first paragraph I thought “I like her attitude”. The last line made me laugh loudly, probably scared the neighbours.

  2. Meg McNulty says:

    David this is fantastic – I loved the drama your description – phrases like “smoking rift” and “the tedium of her descent” just painted such a vivid scene, but it’s the last line that makes it. BRILLIANT! LIke Emilia says, laugh out loud funny. Great character.

  3. davidludwig says:

    Thanks for the comments, I think the girl and her cat are all I had going for my submissions this time, so it’s good to hear she was so well received.

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