Rough Drift

"Small" writing challenges for my small writing talent. Hotel note pads are the only space allowed. Let's see if I can strip it down and tighten it up to learn something. Improving my skill of weird fiction.

38.) Old audience for fast money.

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Metal clad wingtips slice the air low over the grass. Heavy flappings accelerate out of the corners. The final eight circulate a mile of pylons, kicking dust into the air with trailing vacuum. Shouting from the rider behind and a quick one sided spur moves a heaving winged relic closer to second-place. The long neck, witewashed with numbers for the betting spectators, presses against a close ahead hind-quarter.

The area news paper ballyhooed event speeds of well over one-hundred miles in an hour. That was something not a single paying spectator could even fathom. A top-hat and corset-waist filled grandstand stood, gasping in shock, as second-place drove a wingtip hard into the ground around a far pylon with one lap remaining. A gasping, Rotating, stalling dragon had come down with thundering impact and airborne turf before their eyes. It shed scales sliding to a stop with a screaming rider strapped on in shredded leathers, lucky he wasn’t rolled under. Second-place’s new owner surged ahead without gaining on first – paid in full before the race to protect the leader. A promoter’s dream. The winner guaranteed and the spectators have their money’s worth.

(Author’s notes) January 24th, 2016: Autsin, TX

Further storylines develop in my project. This is one of those I feel doesn’t give away the idea, but brings the reader into the era of the world I’m building. I have a decent balance of world and story within. If I can keep from feeling like I’m running the environment a bit light weight, I should be fine. I just hope the story fills out enough. It should. This story concept came from a supporting character’s sub-plot, out of the blue, so what I’m building is on its way and it’s nice to not have to think about it so much.

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This entry was posted on January 25, 2016 by in dragons, fiction, historical fiction, Uncategorized and tagged , , , .
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