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Contest Entry: The Red Mage P1The Red Mage
"Well, here we are, Gark," said the young, bespectacled Trollan mageling. On his shoulder sat an uninterested baby lizard. It yawned sleepily before crawling into a more comfortable spot on his master's shoulders. His master, the mageling, wore a standard brown robe which signified that he was an initiate in the Magikal arts but had not yet chosen a field of study.
"Aw, come on, boy. Can't you show at least a little enthusiasm? We're at the Trollan Academy of Magik, where all the most powerful Wizards to ever live came from."
The lizard only blinked its three eyes in reply. The mageling sighed and shook his head. Perhaps the fascinating sights would change his pet's mind. So he floated around a while, as his dear pet clung tightly to his master's shoulders, and admired the breathtaking architecture.
The Trollan Academy of Magik was truly a sight to behold. Even the Grotto of Nothingness, where Nothing could ever be seen, was still considered by many as the most beautiful t
Genghis Whenever we were bad my mother used to take us to the mall to see Genghis Kahn. They kept him in a dusty diorama of a Mongolian steppe, all tall grass and yurts. He sat on a throne of bone (well, plastic shaped like bone), scowling in incomprehension at the American kids who flocked around him like startled lemmings. My mother would usually push us toward him, saying things like “Tell him what you did to your father’s stamp collection.” Genghis would give a grunt, spit a wad of phlegm onto the tall grass, and give us a wizened, wrinkled grimace, as if he had to go to the bathroom.
He terrified me.
My brother couldn’t get enough of him.
When my brother got caught in my mother’s evening dress, my mother grabbed us both and dragged us to Genghis. It was a slow day, and we were the only kids crowding him. “Tell him what you did,” my mother hissed a
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