Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #20

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I hope you will enjoy this week’s selection which is but a part of the greater whole. The idea is to present the entire short story to you 8 – 10 sentences at a time.

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Demeas has had little success in Urukan. Other than the thief being a priest, Demeas remains uncertain of his identity. Next, he must cross into Ghendhar to continue his search.


The old man never got a good look, so it could have been Costane or Faldron. Then again, it could be priest not connected to The Temple. Now he had better idea of what lay ahead, and he was not looking forward to it.

He made his way to the wharf and gave two pieces of silver to a boatman who did not appear busy.

“That’s too much,” insisted the ferryman.

An honest man.

“Get me to Ghendhar quickly and perhaps I’ll give you another silver.”

The boatman bit into one of the coins and smiled which revealed several missing teeth, “We best be leaving then.”


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About John Van Vliet

Author of the soon to be released "The H'Rhophyan Chronicles", a Fantasy Adventure Serial.
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6 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #20

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I’m glad for the boatman. He got to keep not only his honor but the coins, too.

  2. Priests and thieves rolled up into one – I like it! The boatman’s so honest that he knows good pay is hard to come by, so he better keep it 😉

  3. The honest ferryman is a nice touch! Enjoyed the snippet…

  4. Good to know the ferryman has a good heart, but priorities. 😉

  5. Everyone seems impressed with the boatman. Interesting.

  6. I like the boatman, too. Your writing gave me a good visual of him. Nicely done, John. 🙂

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