The Morgrund was crouched amongst the marshes when he found it. He crept upon it with sword drawn. Swift and silent.
At the last moment the creature turned to attack. Kalar swung at it with one mighty blow of his Father’s blade. It cut the hideous abnormality straight through.
Separated head from body in a blood-curdling scream unlike anything Kalar had heard before.
“It is done!” he said, satisfied.
He plucked its head from the water and with a grim sense of pride carried it back to the village. His trophy.
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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