(Flash Story) The Adventures of Iric, Vol 20

Iric’s heart thundered in his chest as he strode to the cafe. Hunter hopped along at his side. Seeming to notice his apprehension, the dog rubbed her head reassuringly against his leg. The young watchman stopped in his tracks. A thousand emotions and thoughts fought for center stage in his mind. He stared at the …

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(Flash Story) The Adventures of Iric, Vol 19

Iric couldn’t have guessed that Sergeant Vott was such an avid Foxes and Larks player. The moment the big man found out the rookie watchman was learning the game, he disappeared into the dark, dusty storage room. “Any man with even a slight measure of wits should know this game,” Vott said from the cavernous …

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(Flash Stories) The Adventures of Iric, Vol 17

“What’s all the commotion?” Iric said, pushing his way through the agitated and growing crowd. “The Wizard Council’s proctor has arrived,” a relatively quiet, middle-aged woman said to him. She was shorter than most in the crowd, with shoulder length graying hair that fell from a polished copper band, roughly carved in the shape of …

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(Flash Stories) The Adventures of Iric, Vol. 15

The pair of small, polished-iron shields jiggled on the dog’s collar as it limped through the watchhouse breakroom. The sound was like the squeal of a wounded rodent, only serving to draw the attention of lurking predators. “Iric!” Sergeant Vott screamed from the opposite side of the room. “What is that mutt doing in my …

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The Adventures of Iric, Vol. 13

"Alright, listen up!" Sergeant Vott's voice boomed through the watchhouse break room, the walls resonating out of respect. "Everyone needs to be on their toes. This is not gonna be easy. We've finally tracked down the thieves who raided the mining company warehouse two nights ago. It seems the reason they grabbed so many crates of …

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The Adventures of Iric, Vol. 10

"Retreat!" Iric screamed, as a small fish slapped him in the face. He and Pyri ducked around the corner of a stout stone building, relatively safe from the incoming barrage of edibles. The older watchman glared at Iric. "What did you say to her?" Pyri asked disdainfully. "What? Why do you think it's my fault?" …

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The Adventures of Iric, Vol. 9

"Better stay out of the common area, Iric," Bjorki said. "Sarge is in one of his moods." Iric nodded to the older watchman in acknowledgement and continued recklessly into the main room. A normal person would heed the warning and not poke the bear, but Iric's relationship with Sergeant Vott was anything but normal. Vott had …

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