Zack Lester is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.
The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.
Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:
by Zack Lester
Og raised himself off the forest floor and studied his injuries. A few cuts and scrapes but nothing like last time when he’d almost burnt the entire village down. Between the burns and the bruise Crunk, the clan leader, had given him that time, these wounds were nothing.
“Me show them! They see, when me bring horn-head into clan me self.” Og said rubbing the soreness from his neck.
He was about to set off when a roar and an ear piercing scream froze him in place. There off to his right, clinging desperately to Sacrifice Rock was Uga and the largest sabertooth cat Og had ever seen.
Og gripped his club and charged the beast. Letting out the loudest battle cry he could muster, he swung the weapon with all his might. Missing the creature completely, the club ricocheted off a nearby tree and into Og’s forehead, knocking him out.
The sabertooth’s attention no longer on Uga, it slowly made its way towards the unconscious meal laying on the ground. Stopping to stretch before it sank large fangs deep into meaty flesh, a snap from above filled the air. The force of Og’s earlier blow caused the tree to release one of it’s large coconuts lying overhead, smashing into the beast’s skull, killing it instantly.
Og was a hero. He not only saved Crunk’s only daughter, the clan now had enough meat to last them for weeks. He had done it…in typical Og fashion.