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…

Creating a golem (a mage in training, part 12)

After a tedious day of studying and bowing to cocky teachers, Ash wanted nothing more than her bed, however, she had a golem to create.  She couldn’t leave it until the morning as her first lesson was Familiar Creation… and she knew, just knew, she wasn’t going to wake up until the last warning bell sounded….

A class of mocking mages (a mage in training, part 11)

Her limbs killed, a chorus of moans escaping her lips as she dragged her broken body out from the thin blanket. She cursed mornings, calling the sun a hateful creature as she dressed in her mage gear. Ignoring the growl from her belly, she left for her first lesson. “Little late, aren’t we Ash?” The…

Singing magic (a mage in training, part 10)

Yes, she had won one battle… but the fight never ended. Ash’s body craved sleep, shoulders shaking with sheer exhaustion she hobbled to her room.  For years she lived in fear of the older mages, their strength and brutality a constant warning to the village girl inside her. That was when she was younger, now,…

A broken mage (a mage in training, part 9)

Getting back to the guild was anything but easy, her legs stung, eyes burned, but with blinding anger to push Ash, she eventually made it. The sun had long ago set, Yue, instead, was rising. Her friends powerful white light a comforting warmth against her back, supporting her as she entered through the elaborate wooden…

Frozen amongst sand (a mage in training, part 8)

Colours swirled as if floating on water, dancing the bright colours seemed to merge with one another, a washed rainbow. From blossoming pinks to an ocean blue, suddenly, a black filled the space. Tendrils pushing out to the other colours, appearing like veins, it sucked the other colours until the only thing left was the dark….

A battle between two mages (a mage in training, part 7)

The air crackled with power, Theo stepped back in fear. His skin stung as if he was being pricked by thousands of needles, his hair stood on end as if we were taming a wild beast. Ash walked towards him, her body holding a rigid frame, brown eyes turning darker as if an ember burned in the…

A mage refuses to kneel (a mage in training, part 3)

Dressing in her mage robes (dark brown trousers and tunic, with an intricate wave design covering the bottom; to show respect to the sea god), she left her room. The walls echoed her each step, no other sounds creeping out from the building. She was alone, everyone had left for the winter. Shivering, her walk turned…

A cranky sun and mocking moon (a mage in training, part 2)

The sun awoke, stifling a yawn it waved to the moon, mocking her enemy as he started to sink from the sky. “Mock me now sun, soon I shall curse you from this world until only my sharp light remains. I will be adored, I will be worshipped!” He spat, his eyes turning to slits as…