Yegg

Yatagan with inscription on the blade: "m...

Yatagan with inscription on the blade: “may he meet an ill fate, the enemy who hits my yatagan”. Ivory, steel and nielloed gold, Turkey, 17th century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He tore through the bazaar, weaving and slipping between startled customers, knocking baskets and giving rise to gasps and rapid bursts of harsh language.

Wrapped in a bundle under his arm was the yu-encrusted yataghan and matching stiletto just stolen from the Governor’s vaults.

He had been fortunate that the canard he had heard about these trinkets turned out to be true; they would fetch a fine price, however this audacious burglary had not gone unnoticed and now the yegg had to escape before he was caught and executed.

Darting into the shadows of a narrow alleyway, his breath loud in his ears, he caught a flicker of movement out of the corner of his eye and skidded to a halt, eyes darting around frantically.

Suddenly he heard a whistling sound from behind, felt hard, sharp pain penetrating his torso; looked down and saw the arrow as his knees buckled.

Lillie McFerrin Writes

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About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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6 Responses to Yegg

  1. 55 sentence fiction would be nicer, just getting into it and it stops:(
    I’ll go check out those links.
    #atozchallenge
    maggie at expat brazil

  2. Kate says:

    Hi, loved this, instantly into the action and darting along with him 😀

  3. You always pull the reader into a completely different world – a difficult task at the best of times, let alone when you have only 5 sentences to do it. Rich and well paced. Very, very well done. :))

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