The Desolator by Simon Haynes

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Join Hurm, Runt and Father Mephistophiles as they struggle to save the hamlet of Yendour from a marauding dragon.

The cleric looked up as the halfling emerged from the group of groaning, doubled-up drinkers. 'You took your time. Don't they serve minors?'
 'Do I look like a dwarf?'
 'I meant ... Oh, forget it. Sit down, you're making people nervous.' The cleric, who was travelling under the name of Father Mephistopheles, withdrew a well-worn book from his pocket and began turning the pages.
 'Expecting trouble, Father M.?' asked Runt, clambering onto his chair.
 'There's a dragon terrorising the town, Runt. Of course I'm expecting trouble.'

A 5000 word short story originally published in Andromeda Spaceways #6

About Simon Haynes

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Simon Haynes is the award-winning author of the Hal Spacejock series and a founding member of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.
Published March 4, 2011 by Bowman Press. 23 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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