Thing a Day 12

TAD12a

Butterquack falls into some lightning sand.

TAD12b

Westley grabs onto a vine and dives in after her.

TAD12c

They emerge from the sand.

Butterquack: We’ll never succeed. We may as well die here.

Westley: No, no. We have already succeeded. I mean, what are the three terrors of the Fire Swamp? One, the flame spurt. No problem. There’s a popping sound preceding each; we can avoid that. Two, the lightning sand, but you were clever enough to discover what that looks like, so in the future we can avoid that too.

Butterquack: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.s?

Westley: Rodents of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.

He is promptly attacked by one.

TAD12d

He fights the R.O.U.S. It bites his wing. He hears the popping sound signalling a flame spurt and uses it to catch the rodent on fire.

TAD12e

He stabs the R.O.U.S. He and Butterquack make their escape.

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3 comments

  1. Thanks to my cat Rex for supplying the R.O.U.S.s.

  2. Susan

    HA! (Love the sinking down the drain – did you think the bathtub would yield so many great locations?)

  3. Thanks! They’re rubber ducks, so there really isn’t anywhere else the story could take place other than a bathtub. I got the idea when I was taking a bath and looked up and the walls reminded me of the Cliffs of Insanity. It just went from there.

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