In Thonn's world, Magick has been banned by politicians: evil, corrupt, twisted and power-hungry ... and the Magick wasn't much of a boon either. So imagine Thonn's surprise when he spies Eddie de Elder attempting Magick spells inside his remote cottage!
Of course, not just anyone can perform Magick, but Thonn is a simple farm boy and as we all know, they're the ones with the hidden talents ...
The old man leapt back, trailing white smoke. His tangled grey beard had gone, as had his eyebrows and his matted grey fringe, all vaporised by the magic fireball.
Thonn gasped, and before he could duck Eddie spotted him.
"Er, got a bag of things for you, Eddie." said Thonn.
The old man looked apprehensive. "How long have you been watching?"
"I was at the front door and I heard you shouting. When I looked over the windowsill, you'd just finished shaving," said Thonn, proving that stupidity wasn't always hereditary.
"Ah, very good," said Eddie, looking relieved. He felt his bald head carefully. "I be trying to light a fire, and a gust of wind blew the flames back in me face."
Thonn looked over his shoulder at the blazing summer sun, then turned slowly back to Eddie. "Is that a good book?" he asked innocently. "I haven't seen that one before."
"Book?" Eddie looked anywhere but down. "What book?"
"The one on the floor, by your right foot." said Thonn, pointing.
A 2500 word short story by the author of the Hal Spacejock series
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Published November 13, 2011
by Bowman Press.
Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction.