#fictionfriday, number 53

Welcome to #fictionfriday. Each Friday, I’m going to dedicate to something that has to do with novels, short stories, or even brief pieces. I may write some history pieces for the world of Tasguliere, pieces that have emerged since the publication of my first book, or create a whole new story. I also could review or speak in depth about some particularly interesting pieces of writing that are out there. Sit back, read, and enjoy.I suppose this seems to be becoming more of a #fictionsaturday or #fictionsunday lately, but I’m going to stick with #fictionfriday.Today, we continue the journey of Malair.
Malair’s eyes fluttered open and he squinted from the brightness. He looked around the room without moving his head. It seemed like he was still in the apothecary’s place. The room was bathed in sunlight and sweltering. It seemed like there were even more plants in this room than the main room.
He focused on a bird who rested on something in the rafters. It seemed to be staring at him. He saw the bird open its beak and his head was engulfed in a new wave of pain. He closed his eyes and ground his teeth together.
After the pain passed he lifted up his arm and saw that his hand had been bandaged.
“Careful,” the sweet voice from Madame Adlow filled the room. “It is important for you to let it heal.”
Malair moaned as Madame Adlow took his hand and laid it gently down on the bed.
“I am sorry that I had to knock you out with the medicine.” Madame Adlow sat down on the end of the bed. “I do not have much time before he comes back, and there are things you need to know.
“You need to be careful around the boy you have been traveling with…he belongs to the Lemin family. They are a rather ambitious family and cause all sorts of trouble in this city. They have been searching for something of power for a long time and given they have latched onto you, I suspect that you know something of this object they may be looking for.
“The Meru family would like to help you find this object before the Lemin family does. Malair, we would like to help you find the Queen’s Scepter. With it, we shall reshape the future of Balgurzon.”

That’s it for today’s #fictionfriday! Feel free to leave a comment or your thoughts. Pick up a copy of Plight of the Carnor, J.B. Patricks’ first novel from Amazon in paperback or get the Kindle version and learn even more about Tasguliere!

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