FLIGHT AND FURY
A brief scene of combat between Marsippius Nicea (the de facto commander of the Byzantine special forces team the Basilegate) and a creature he has never before encountered.
This creature had been attmepting to ambush Marsippius as he traveled alone through unknown territory but Marsippius observes him first and sets for personal combat.
From one of my Other World novels.
This is the second draft of this scene.
Marsippius bent his stave so fiercely that the bow seemed to double backwards like the horns of a fresh waxing moon, halving in height while multiplying many times in deadliness. He drew the shaft end all the way back past his furthest eyesight, feeling the soft fletching touch his ear like the passing wings of a fleet bird of prey at the final swoop. His left arm held steady being guided by the narrowing of his sight, the subtle turn…
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