Not on My Watch

WildfireThe wildfire reared and roared, wrapping blistering arms around the rare bambinus aqueous. They steamed and chittered, unable to fully transition to their aquatic form and reach the river.

Chase cursed. Was that a natural fire break? The wildfire shrieked denial; Chase’s arms sizzled as he jumped the fireline.

River goddess Jewel torpedoed through the water. Neither protector nor wildlife was going to burn on her watch.

She emerged, green and dripping. Chase gathered as many bambinus as he could. Jewel scooped up the rest, wrapped him in her arms, and dove into the river, her mouth on his.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2018)

Carrot Ranch Rodeo 2018: Category–Sound and Fury, Prompt–show the sound and fury of a dangerous situation that the main character willing chooses. Two dance partners, emphasis on sensory details in this dangerous liaison. Bonus points for showing character’s motivation for dancing with danger.  Entry must be 99 words, no more, no less (not including the title).

2 thoughts on “Not on My Watch

  1. You certainly earned your bonus points here. Lot of sound and lots of fury – though I tried to Google “bambinus aqueous”. As a result, I will bet that some poor, hapless Alphabet Happiness Engineer is pulling their hair out after being assigned to figure out just what the heck that was that threw their search engine for a loop.

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