Where Eagles Soar by Karl Brandt | Script Revolution

Where Eagles Soar

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A paraglider pilot dreams of being as one with the birds, but when an enraged wedge-tailed eagle cuts through his canopy, his cherished dream is about to become a terrifying reality.
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Stefan, free-spirited paraglider pilot, rides the thermals over the Australian countryside while yelling at the top of his voice. He’s as free as a bird! That is until a huge wedge-tailed eagle swoops in and shears through his canopy with its razor-sharp talons. Hurtling towards a steep cliff face, Stefan drains the contents of a small medicine bottle, intent on going out on a high.

He smashes against the cliff, his harness disintegrating on impact, and wakes to find himself dangling upside down. The draught saved him from instant death for although he can barely move, with his heat rate slowed, he could hang on for days until help arrived. Then he’d be free, as free as a bird! It’s then he sees the huge wedge-tailed eagle’s nest below him occupied by two hungry chicks and lined with human skulls and bones. Perched on a nearby ledge, the mother eagle brings her hooked beak to Stefan’s exposed belly.

Submitted: June 12, 2018
Last Updated: June 12, 2018
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The Writer: Karl Brandt

Drawing inspiration from world myths, legends and history, Australian writer Karl Brandt has had numerous comic strips published by Dark Oz's Decay , Australia’s longest running independent horror comic, and the UK's Something Wicked from FutureQuake Press. His article exploring the origins of Australia’s most famous monster, ‘Bunyip Hunters’, was published in the June 2017 issue of Australian Birdlife , and his short fiction story, ‘Trail of the Minotaur’, was the cover story of the July 2013 issue of Orbit - The School Magazine, the world’s oldest literary magazine for children. Karl has had flash fiction published by the online literary journal, Seizure , and the horror fiction podcast,... Go to bio

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