That night he stole back to the camp. Everyone he’d ever known lay dead. He found his Mother’s body. Then his Father’s. He lifted his Father’s sword by the hilt, dragged it along the ground behind him as he wandered into the wilderness.
Who knew how long he walked or if he had any idea where he was going. He thought of the day he swung the axe over and over. That was all he could bear in his mind. Chop chop chop.
Eventually the suns stole the last of Kalar’s energy. He collapsed on the hardpan, spent.
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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