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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday Writings - Week 05

A snippet of a Work-in-Progress to be released in 2019.

Excerpt (Daxton, Chapter 5)

“The man arrived just as he said, my lord.” The other guard did not speak but his demeanor spoke volumes. “And he had a child with him.” One of the guards from the front gate stood before King Rowan, giving his detailed report.

Corwinn was nearby listening intently, ready to interrupt if he felt his lie unravel. “And where are they now? Have you taken them to the dungeon?” He stormed towards the guard who did not so much as flinch, even as Corwinn walked right up to his face.

The guard was not accustomed to answering anyone who was not a ranking officer or the King, but in this case, he made an exception. “We were not instructed to apprehend him, sir. And he did not give us cause to seize him.”

“Why did you not order that madman be put in irons? He willingly left his post to save his own life. He’s a traitor to the crown,” Corwinn said, turning his anger towards King Rowan who sat in his chair, admiring his nails.

“Some say Corwinn the Coward is a traitor who should be put in irons,” the guard said under his breath, but well within earshot of Corwinn. He did not appreciate the way his King was being addressed.

“What did you say?” Corwinn readied to teach this guard a lesson and the guard gripped his spear so tightly his knuckles began to turn a pale white.

“Enough, both of you,” King Rowan shouted.

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