“Lay still,” the voice told him. Kalar stopped trying to sit up and did as he was told.
He opened his eyes. Looked about. He was in a cave lit only by fire. The stocky frame of a man with long grey hair ambled over toward him.
“I am Crowstone. You’re lucky to be alive.”
Kalar couldn’t speak. His mouth was filled with salt and sand.
“Rest. When you are ready, we will speak,” Crowstone said.
Kalar lay back down. Fell to sleep.
Chop chop chop went the axe against the tree.
“Hit it,” his Father told him. “Again.”
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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