Avatar Author: Garsecg A very strange man whose strangeness is only partially due to Asperger's Syndrome. He is an English major and now a grad student, in case you couldn't tell, fighting a constant struggle to set aside some little time for ... Read Bio

The young-seeming man sat down in his cramped room in the southwest attic. The whole room was crammed with books. They were his Hoard, the source of his power. On the desk was a griffin-quill pen and the book he had set about making.

He had come to a crucial part in the book and ordinary ink would not suffice. He picked up the pen and pierced himself in the palm. Dragon’s blood was the most potent of all inks for weaving magic, and many of his kind had been slain for it. He’d put this off for a while—he had a tendency to leave the House without warning for long periods of time. But now at last it was time to write and nothing would interrupt him.

His wrist communicator buzzed. Why hadn’t he turned the stupid thing off? “Garsecg! We need your help!” shouted Elshanor. “The robot’s gone berserk! It’s burning down the tapestries, and now it’s trying to make out with my statue!”

Garsecg sighed. It looked as if the writing would have to wait. Again.

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Comments (3 so far!)

  1. Avatar Ludmila Yevgenovicha

    Thanks for entering! I did not know you were a dragon. Huh.

  2. Avatar Robert Quick

    Although it’s not quite clear if m interpretation is the right one, I like the idea that we have a statue of Elsha. @Ludmila- His picture is of a dragon, so I think he was trying to give us clues. Maybe.

  3. Avatar Garsecg

    Yes, it was indeed supposed to be a statue of Elsha. My avatar was actually inspired by my choice of name, which comes from Gene Wolfe’s The Wizard Knight, which I was reading at the time. I’m not really a dragon. Or perhaps that’s what I want you to think.