A magical catastrophe​ at the pub

“Did you not read the sign?” The burly man at the bar asked, his hairy fist coming to punch at the worn wood. She shivered, jumping back from his anger. “What?” Cassy asked, looking around as the rest of the bar’s inhabitants stared at her. “No cloaks!” He yelled, pointing to a very plain piece…

A dance below a starless sky

A dance below a starless sky. Tiny feet plodding on the soft dirt Toes squelching in the cold, Little eyes watching the sky Mouths slightly ajar to scold. A dance below a starless sky. A black sheet covering the world They shudder in dismay, Picking up the pace they dance once more Praying for a…

A mischevious quill

The wizard smiled proudly, mocking the peasants who knew not what magic was, let alone wield it. “I can easily fix your leg,” he yelled. The crowd cooed at his words, eyes focused on his form as he took out his Quill. He asked the man before him, “what is your name?” “Why would you…

A naked warlord

The warlord looked around the marketplace, sweat beading on his forehead. How had he ended up here? Shutting his eyes from the blinding sun, he tried, anxiously, to remember.  His army had followed him to cocoon this vast city, ready to defeat the merciless and protect those in need. After that…blackness.  Frustrated he rubbed his…

A wizard’s lack of hospitality

She knocked on the door, silence. She knocked on the door again, screaming emerged from inside the house. Annoyed, she continuously banged on the door until – “WHAT!” The wizard screamed, flinging the door back with such vigour it smacked him right in the face. Wincing, she stepped inside. “You invited me for dinner… remember?” She…

The winter air bites only the weak (a mage in training, part 6)

Swallowed, engulfed by water that dragged her down as if she weighed nothing. Her lungs stung, pinching they demanded air, their cries vibrating throughout her form. Ash was frozen, her body slowly sinking, but her mind whirled. Perhaps others feared the sea. It’s powerful currents and waves could kill a human in seconds so Ash…

The insatiable curiosity of a breeze

A gentle breeze Cuts through the land, Singing a tune That is always in demand. A gentle breeze Stirs the trees alone, Singing a tune Of wanting to be known. A gentle breeze Slowly descends down, Once shy amongst the clouds It now brazenly​ enters a town. A gentle breeze Sings amongst the crowd, Children…

A hungry ocean (a mage in training, part 5)

No, Ash chided herself, walking away from the steaming food. She didn’t have the money to spend on such delicacies, but, once again, the waft from the stall clouded her rational thoughts. Nearly turning around she slapped herself, she rationalised that there was no reason to buy food when she could gorge herself at the…

A daring warrior and a misplaced dragon

Spikes sprung out of his armour, glistening in the morning sun they reflected it’s gaze, creating daggers of light, blinding many of his foes. Each razor edge represented a battle he had fought and won, forged and gifted by his tribe. Traipsing for days he was finally at the bottom of the mountain, he would…