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.
Today, we continue the journey of Malair.
Malair stirred and found himself alone. His body was able to move again and his arm seemed to be entirely healed. He pushed the bed sheet back and gingerly sat up. His shirt was sitting on a stool to the side and his cloak was hanging on a hook on the wall.
He quickly pulled his shirt on and tugged his cloak around himself. Latching it at his neck, it fell closed around him. He needed to get back to the inn and find a way to get back to the Great Library. He felt like there was some sort of book he needed to find.
He was hit by a wave of dizziness and knocked over a small shelf as he stumbled.
As the sound settled, Malair pushed himself up and rushed to exit the apothecary’s place.
He burst into the sunlight and found the street clear.
From above, the red leaves were drifting down, always drifting. Malair pulled the hood of his cloak down deep. Hopefully this would be enough to disguise him if he encountered anyone.
He hastened to the Great Library and found it empty and dark. That was strange. As far as he was aware, the Great Library had never been darkened.
The question was, where was everyone?
Not only was the Great Library dark, it was silent. Abnormal for a place that housed the Aon Scholars.
Something wasn’t right.
He moved forward through the darkness one small step at a time. Then he felt the crunch under his foot.
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!