“Don’t be intimidated by the weight of the axe,” his Father said.
The forest was still. Silent. Nothing moved save the tops of the trees.
Kalar lifted the axe from where it rested against the tree stump.
“Now hit the tree,” his Father told him.
Kalar shifted the axe in his hand.
Kalar took a deep breath, lifted the axe, swung it at the tree in front of him. It barely bit into the bark.
He hit the tree again and again. He did not stop until it fell. The forest was filled with its thunder.
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Kalar The Apprentice – A Fantasy Adventure told in 20 installments of 100 words! Written by Tony Healey – author of The Stars My Redemption, available now in the Kindle Store. www.tonyhealey.com @FringeScientist on twitter