The goal was to create any short piece, and the prompt was ‘Double’. I was inspired by this prompt to revisit a previous challenge (writing something from two perspectives), and create a short piece between two characters, then send one version to the group, but read out the other perspective version during our session.
I have emulated this below by including the other character’s voice in the hover text of the first character’s voice! So hover your mouse over the italicised coloured text, and enjoy…
Naarthupax lifted his calloused head up and began to spread his mighty wings, the motion and altered weight displacing a stream of gold beneath his talons that ran down the pile like a gilt tear. The warrior continued his approach.
With wings completely unravelled, Naarthupax drew back and beat them down in one huge motion. The burning air, caught within the scaly sheet of each wing, was balled up and propelled by the powerful movement, a shallow tide of surface treasure followed in its wake.
Barth had reached the base of the pile, yowling his battle-cry the entire way there.
Barth rocked over onto his side, his metal garb scraping noisily over the stone floor, and then laboured himself to his feet. Naarthupax now saw that the human’s skin was a remarkable and bright red, as the sweltering heat within his armour and the full force of the blast had combined so to stain him.
The hero howled once more and hurtled himself forward, slowly ascending the unpredictable pile of gold. He had managed to trudge halfway up, when one of the wyvern’s sharp clawed feet meet him perfectly in the solar plexus, thrusting him silently through the air, to a loud and crunching landing back on the stone below.
Naarthupax followed with phenomenal agility, arriving at the crumbled mess of warrior a fraction of a moment after his inelegant landing.