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Wizard on a Castle

Updated on March 21, 2013

Just a Taste

This is a taste of a story I am working on. A snippet of a scene that popped into my head as I was writing another chapter. Any comments?

A man stood on the high tower of the castle. His outstretched fingers aimed, as though reaching for the army that approached. He incanted a few words and energy coalesced between his palms forming a small blue ball of fire. It grew rapidly, until it was twice the size of the man's head. With a gesture, he turned his palms forward and the large flame zipped toward the army, growing like a snowball pushed down a hill. It rolled through the air building larger and larger. As it did, it's shape turned more cylindrical. Now as tall as three men high, and three times as long, it made gentle contact with the ground. It continued to roll and overtook the first wave of the army. Barrelling down the men in front of it, the cylinder acted like a fiery rolling pin, burning a path straight down the line, ending the men in it's way. As it travelled it's fire seemed to unroll over it's path. The strip of blue fire that remained was fifty feet wide and over a hundred feet long. Most of the men dead, the remainder of the wave broke and ran.

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      Cole Ikerd 4 years ago

      Indeed, it is, Jack. :)

      Thanks for the comment!

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      jackpulliam 4 years ago

      I often have those thoughts about other chapters; either written or just outlined. I always keep a blank document open to jot down those character actions, scenes, or ideas to improve the writing, or tighten the continuity of my story. I believe we all have those flashes that come out of the blue - brought to life while concentrating on one chapter, but related to another. Inspiration is a wonderful thing.

      Jack