Squire Monty’s First Match

Argent, a chevron azure, was the device emblazoned on the shield of Sir Dexter (who was not terribly popular with the jousting fans). Dexter, they said, often jousted “dirty” and performed assorted unknightly deeds.

A bead of sweat dripped from Monty’s chin. The damned eye slits were out of alignment again, Monty couldn’t see more than a foot of his own lance. Suddenly, the trumpet sounded to start the match.

By tilting his head, Monty could barely make out Sir Dexter, already thundering down the list!

Match called because of Snowball. House cats are a common hazard in Mouse Jousting.

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100 words. Inspired by this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt:

PHOTO PROMPT – © Marie Gail Stratford

21 thoughts on “Squire Monty’s First Match”

  1. I actually stared at those chevrons for ages…must do something…what the hell uses chevrons?…no, not oil companies, ugh…fashion? (etc.)

    Wasn’t an easy leap, but I like the eventual destination. Mouse Joust, Not technically a rhyme, but could work in a verse.

  2. The cat is to the mouse knight what the dragon is to the human knight, and both seem to have similar difficulties with the whole jousting thing. Great take, love the mouse joust.

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