Sunday, May 31, 2015

Butterfly's QQ: Hail the Heroes

This scene was written for the May Quote Queste by my younger sister, who comments on my blog under the name of Butterfly Bailey.  In a few months, she'll have a blog of her own, but until then, I'll post her QQ scenes.  Though she would occasionally scribble some story bits over the last several years, she's only just started writing seriously and I'm pretty proud of her.

Taking a tighter grip on his brother Julian's hand on one side and his cousin Dominic's hand on the other side, 12-year-old Henry Cameron took a deep breath as the great doors swung open and he and his six companions stepped out onto the balcony behind the Prince.  Cheers and screams filled the air as the seven boys appeared on the balcony.  They bowed to the crowds below and the Prince stepped to the side.  Waving his hand towards the boys, he cried, "Hail the Heroes!!!!!"

The crowd took up the cry and Henry's eyes filled with tears as a mutual feeling made all the boys move closer and place their arms around each other.  

"We're just kids.  We're not supposed to be heroes," he thought as the crowd continued to hail them as such.

The enemy had attacked their village, where only the women and children were left.  All the men were away at war.  Their mothers had helped them to slip off unnoticed, for someone must warn the capital about the forces that were headed towards it in secret.  They had made it safely, but as they stood there with the praising crowd below, only one thought filled their minds.

Would they ever see their families again?

Miss  Melody Muffin


  1. Awesome!!!!!! BB, that was really good :)

  2. That was gorgeous. So many emotions wrapped up in just a couple paragraphs -- I sense an amazing author!

  3. Bravo, Butterfly! Sounds like somebody takes after Big Sister. Now you're going to write a book telling us how these kids-cum-heroes get back to their families, right?? ;-)

    Keep up the good work, both of you. :-)

    1. Thank you Tom!!! That is the highest compliment that you could pay my writing!!!!!! I don't know if I will, but it would be a lot of fun to.

    2. Thanks, Tom. I'll do my best. :)


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