King.

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King.

I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe…

Mists hovering above flooded grounds, ripples rolling away from every footstep, trees soaring taller than I and into the sky to touch clouds. I’ve seen olive eyes peering up from within muddy pools, the wings of reptiles flicking between branches of feathery leaves. I’ve seen lizards clutching with claws to the trunks of trees, but over them I reigned, their Tyrant Lizard King.

I’ve seen an entire realm of kings; hundreds of pairs of eyes on the crown, steely in our stare from the second we felt the sultry air for the very first time.

And now I see you, human. You with your inquisitive eyes, you with your unenthusiastic frown, and even you with your expression of awe, just like the one who first saw me, the one who gave me his name. 65 million years underground and now again I stand tall, your Tyrant Lizard King.

 

 

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39 Comment

  1. I can well imagine such a beast as it mulls over its place in the world (at the top!). Nice.
    Just under the wire, I finally write mine 🙂

  2. […] This is in response to a super cool prompt under the Literary Lion challenge. This week’s prompt is “King.” The original post can be found here. […]

  3. […] This story was written for Weekly Challenge at iSmithWords.com. This specific challenge was “Literary Lion. King.” The challenge required us to write a story in 400 words or less. This story has exceeded the […]

  4. Thanks for creating this very interesting challenge 🙂 I just posted my entry, and I think I’ll be checking back every week. Enjoyed reading your piece about the Lizard King.

    1. You’re very welcome, and thank you! I’ve just had a read and let you a comment, looking forward to reading more if you do return 🙂

      1. Thanks for the cool prompt, Laura 🙂 I have followed your blog and will stay in touch.

  5. I don’t know whether this was supposed to be a funny post but i laughed. I can still participate??

    1. You can indeed, there is a new prompt for this week but I really don’t mind you choosing this one! There was definitely a little humour in the tone, the sarcasm usually sneaks in when I write, so I’m glad you laughed 😀

  6. […] (Liberty Lion: King. Weekly Prompt by Laura Feasey.) […]

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