My name is Red.
As in the crimson ribbons that will flow from your flesh when my razor-sharp weapon lashes out.
I watch the woman unleash a storm of violence with her sword and a smile.
I will fight alongside her.
She moves like a sharp-shinned hawk, majestic and agile. Like me.
She is deadly beauty.
I wait for her to notice me. To appreciate my brutality in battle. To take me under her wing.
She turns, red hair flying free in the salty air. My heart soars.
A laugh escapes her lips as she says, “Polly wanna cracker?”
* This fun, little flash was prompted in two ways by Charli this week. One. I am using her prompt from Carrot Ranch. Two. She suggested I use a female pirate character I’ve written about previously and include a parrot (who thinks he is a raptor). 🙂
October 19, 2016 prompt: Raptor – In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a raptor. Let your imagination take wing, or dive into natural science. Tell a story about flight, talons or tail-feathers. Create a myth or share a BOTS (based on a true story). Set the raptor in a spectacular place or focus on bird itself. And for clarification, raptors are eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.