4.08.2016

2016 #AtoZChallenge - Ground attack!

Whoops! Today kindof got away from me! I've never really understood how it is that sometimes Fridays are so nuts. Sorry about the late post, but hey at least it's done, and a little longer! :)

Another A-Z'er wrote a piece of fan fiction about our story, y'all! Check Ginni out after you vote!

For those who are here for the first time, this is an interactive fiction adventure. I will write a scene every day, and my visitors will vote for where they want the story to go next by leaving a comment on the post. You can start from the beginning here.

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Andy walked over to where Gorilla was organizing the troops. "Sir Andrew!" Gorilla bowed, and the troops nearest him followed suit, causing a cascade of visible crowns of heads going back through the animals.
Andy climbed atop a horse so he could see everyone better. "Thank you, Gorilla. Troops!" he said, facing out toward the crowd, "We must do the right thing! And the right thing is to rescue Queen Eileen and bring her home!"
The crowd roared, chirped, squeaked, and made whatever noise a giraffe makes.
"Follow your captains! We will attack on all fronts, from the Ground! Move at three so we can be done by dinnertime!" Sir Andrew shook his fist at the castle as his troops rumbled behind him. "Come, Horse - we attack with Gorilla, from the bed-side of the castle!" Horse galloped off to a spot between the Castle and the Great Blue Bed and they were soon joined by Gorilla and the rest of the troops.
Sir Andrew hopped off Horse to speak to Gorilla. "It's almost time. When the light comes through the Window, we ride." He looked toward the castle and saw a pterodactyl watching them from atop the rampart.
Gorilla said, "Sir, I've tasked the squirrels, and Horse, and two birds to be at your service during battle. And of course, I won't be far away."
"Thank you, General. Are you ready?"
"I'm always ready," Gorilla said, bowing deeply with a dangerous glint in his eye. "Just tell me when."
Andy re-mounted Horse, and the others gathered near him. He took a deep breath and said, "Ready, set... CHARGE!!!"
A mass of furred creatures descended from all around the castle. Squirrels made terrible screeching noises, Horse carried Andrew to the wall so very swiftly, and over it all, Gorilla bellowed. Sir Andrew cringed as the pterodactyl swooped down, carrying off the tiniest of his troops, sometimes one in each talon. He glanced toward another side of the castle and saw Giraffe laden with several smaller troops and what looked like a ladder running up the back of his neck.
They reached the wall and the squirrels scampered up, reaching the top in only seconds. But, as many of the squirrels reached the top, they would stop short, make a jerking motion, and suddenly fall back, tumbling into the crowd below them.
"What could they possibly have up there, Horse?? Why are they falling?"

What should Sir Andrew do?
Hightail it back
Get Gorilla and Horse to Hoist Andy up the wall
or ask a bird to Hover over Andy to tell him what is going on up there.

(Turns out Giraffes do make noise, but we can't hear it. Check out this video at about 1:20)

Comment below with where you think the story should go! And let's go ahead and leave voting open until Saturday morning sometime. We're going to a concert tonight so I likely won't get back to writing this evening.

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7 comments:

  1. Whatever noise a giraffe makes--LOL.
    Hmm, I think he should ask the bird to hover. Find out what's happening before they make a move.

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  2. The gorilla and horse hoisting option please.

    Having a bird hover over me would make me uncomfortable.

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  3. This is a terrifying challenge you've picked up, AJ! Kudos! I'd never dare write a story in public :)
    I vote for 'hightail it back.'

    Damyanti, AZ cohost 2016

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  4. Did I miss voting? If not, hoist!

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  5. Whenever I think of giraffes, I think of the dumb noise Rudy Huxtable made when they met Stevie Wonder.

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