Go Pro!

Writing > Users > Michael Pratt > 2008

Writing Resources from Fifteen Minutes of Fiction

Eight Hours in The Lions Den

by Michael Pratt

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a piece of a longer writing project. You can view the entire project here: Eight Hours in The Lions Den

The following is a piece of writing submitted by Michael Pratt on November 22, 2008
"Part 2 of Daniel in the Lions Den. This expounds on the space between the verses of Daniel Chapter 6."

Eight Hours in The Lions Den

"Guards take Daniel to the lions den. Let's See if his God can save him from the lions", yelled King Darius as he turned away.

King Darius heart sunk. He truly liked Daniel. He felt lead to sign that decree and was not sure why he allowed it in the first place. He was angary at himself for even signing it. Deep down in Darius's heart he somehow knew that Daniel was going to survive this evening even though he didn't believe that there was such a God.

The guards burst in to the room and each one grabbed an arm and marched Daniel out the room to the lions den.
Darius was approach by one of his wives and he looked at her and shook his head. As she drew closer Darius turned and left the room following the guards far enough that Daniel could not see him.

"I am going to seal the entrance to the lions den then I am going to retire for the night."

"Oh King shall I bring the musicians in to your quarters?"

"No just leave me a lone for the night, I need some time to my self."

As Daniel and the guards approached the lions den they roughly yanked on his arms. He felt like a wishbone. The Den was down the main hall and in a place that was secluded so as the people of Babylon could not hear the cries of death from those that were thrown in the pit.

"Lord this is in your hands. If I die I commit my soul to you. Whatever your will is, I will follow." Prayed Daniel.

The past few minutes seemed like a lifetime and that Daniel's life and that current moment moved in slow motion. In the background Daniel could here the deep roaring sound of the lions as they cry out for fresh meat to fill their empty stomaches.

"What are you going to do now Daniel? Do you think your god will save you?" chided one of the guards as the other one snickers at his comment.

"Do you think he will even hit the ground when we through him in the den? Those lions have not been fed in almost 4 days." The other guard adds.

Daniel didn't say a word he just focused on the Lord and prayed for his safety. He could not believe how at peace he was. He wasn't even really that scared either. He had seen others thrown in the den and have fought all the way to the entrance. He even has heard the cries and screams coming from the pit and the tearing of their flesh as the lions ripped them to shreds.

Daniel and the guards arrived at the entrance to the den and the Lions were growling so loudly that they all could fell it in their chest. Even the guards were startled. The lions were directly at the bottom of the pit looking up and growling intensely pacing back and fourth around the opening of the pit. The depth of the pit was about ten feet in depth with an opening of about five feet square. there was a stone next to the pit to be rolled over the top of the entrance to endure that those that were thrown in to the pit would not get out.

The Guards did not hesitate and threw Daniel into the pit and rolled the stone over as the King Arrived to the location.

As Daniel fell he could feel the cool breeze rush past his face as he free fell to the bottom of the pit hitting the hard dirt floor knocking the wind out of him.

More writing by this author

Blogs on This Site

Reviews and book lists - books we love!
The site administrator fields questions from visitors.
Like us on Facebook to get updates about new resources
Pro Membership