This is a flash fiction written for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers weekly challenge. You can find the original prompt here.
Word Count: 134
The walls of Siegund’s castle loomed high over the surrounding moors. He appreciated their view. Each morning he would pace along them, looking out over the lands he was sworn to protect.
Today, as Siegund looked out, he saw something unusual. There was smoke rising in the east, curling up into the sky. Black shadows fell across the green land.
A fire? he thought. I must ride out at once!
Then he heard a noise like a thundering heartbeat. It was the beating of two mighty wings.
Siegund looked up as a giant maw of a mouth opened, revealing teeth like ivory daggers. With a flash of emerald scales, the wyvern pounced.
The beast perched upon the castle wall for a moment, then knocked it over with a single lash of its serpentine tail.