The Sword, the Bow and the Staff – Part IV

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(Continuing with the story of  “The Garbage Man”.  The title has changed as you can see, likely to change again and my two main characters have changed their names again, as you will also see later.  I find that it’s becoming an intriguing story, and whoever is actually moving the writing is quite a bit of a romantic.  I don’t mind it, actually, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the main story… whatever that’s going to be!!!  Enjoy.)

“Let me go. I will put my sword away.”

Lotharic released her and she slowly, reluctantly, put away her sword. Then she faced him.

“You manipulated my thoughts, twisted my mind, made me act in unnatural ways I would not normally?”

“Are you happy then, with your new name, and new choices, Nal?”

She couldn’t answer; she just burst into tears and loud sobbing. So much goodness in so short a time and for once she did not block it; did not insist that it was just another trick. For once she fully accepted it and through blinding tears, revelled in her joy.

End of Part IV –

3 thoughts on “The Sword, the Bow and the Staff – Part IV

  1. Woebegone but Hopeful

    This has been a ideal change of pace, now I’m hooked to see where this will go.


    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you Roger! What puzzles me is how I ended up in some place reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands! The only remembrance I have of that place is having a short life as a born blind woman, daughter of a rich trading family of London who owned a manor house in Scotland, circa the turn of century, 1800’s, at the peak of the British Empire and Napoleon’s powers and the troubles that caused over here (Scotland). I was sent there because my blindness was considered “improper” for the family. It’s a somewhat sentimental story, but that’s it for what I know of Scotland, if indeed the story I’m writing takes place there, and not in some fictional world that resembles Scotland, as in a parallel earth.
      Thanks again for the glowing comments. Makes me want to continue, for sure.

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      1. Woebegone but Hopeful

        Oh do keep on keeping on Sha’Tara.
        You’ll never know just where writing will take you, or which part of the whole Cosmos (in both Time & Space) you will tune into.


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