It’s time for another fabulous issue of Kerrie Ann Salsac’s Chain Writing Game! The game where many authors add 100 words at a time in sequence to build a story. This week, no one including Jadir, has ever ventured beyond the wall. After a bout of drinking and dare, Jadir gains the liquid courage to travel into the unknown. What will happen? Will he survive? What is out there? It’s all of us to find out as the story unfolds. Join us!
He made it to the other side, but a wicked fall left him dazed. Luckily, a dense pile of leaves and sticks cushioned his landing like a…he looked down…a nest, full of huge eggs. They were bigger than Bocci balls. What the heck would lay these?
A horrifying screech answered his question, like the sounds that terrorized the dwellers inside the wall. It stood about 50 feet away. A bird, nine-feet tall, eyed him angrily. A Terror Bird (Phorusrhacos longissimus), he recalled from the ancient texts.
It charged, sprinting at 50 mph. Jadir was suddenly and completely cured of drunkeness.
He ran for his life.
Terror Bird: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorusrhacos
Another Terror Bird (Gastornis) is here.