Weekend Writing Prompt — The Battle Ahead

4255360B-1297-4522-8840-84D353C1B574The excitement was palpable within the rebel camp. The leader jumped up onto the stage to give a pre-battle motivational speech.

“On this frosty December morning,” he began, “I’m not here today to regale you with my words. We face a fight for our nation’s destiny. We are outnumbered and outgunned, and I must be honest with you, the odds are stacked against us. And if we fail today, life as we know it in the nation we love will be over, so our mission can’t be any more critical.”

A murmur rose among the ragtag group of rebel volunteers. “But should we prevail today, the tyrant will soon be sailing off into the yellow sunset,” the rebel leader shouted out. “So, men, let’s gird our loins and fight for our futures. We must breach the barricade!”

(136 words)


F5D1446A-BC6F-45F9-8811-735C86287BCA Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “barricade” in exactly 136 words. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (excitement), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (stage), Your Daily Word Prompt (regale), Word of the Day Challenge (frosty), The Daily Spur (sailing), and Daily Addictions (yellow).

9 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — The Battle Ahead

  1. Jen Goldie December 7, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    And so! History repeats itself! Nice take on the prompt and very appropriate 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Vincent Ehindero February 9, 2020 / 3:30 pm

    This is a nice post. I love it 🥰. Keep up the good work ☘️ 😁
    Please can you show a little blessing by checking out my blog? It would put a big smile on my face. It will also encourage me to do more, thanks 😊

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