Once again this November I plan to join thousands of other writers in pursuit of literary abandon as we write 50,ooo words in one month. I’m pretty happy with how my planning is going this year, in fact I even have a back cover blurb, just in case…you know, my novel ever were to be published.
It goes like this:
When Rigel Mondryan was a boy, the wizard Kairos told him stories of a time when the gods walked the earth. Kairos told him about the silver cities where the gods lived, and about the dragons that flew them from place to place. He said the gods had discovered the secret to eternal youth, had cured all diseases and could repair any wounds. They could create ghosts of themselves to speak with other gods. They read books on mirrors and drew their fingers across the glass to turn the pages.
But one day the gods saw that the magic was too powerful and that those who used it for evil would destroy the world they lived in. The gods took their magic with them and made a new home behind the moon.
Kairos disappeared before Rigel became a man, never to be seen again . Wizards did that sometimes. Wizardry was considered a dangerous profession; they said too much magic made a man susceptible to the wrath of the gods.
Rigel never believed the stories Kairos told him.
He is about to find out the wizard was right.
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