Well, I just hit the 10,000 word mark, 1/5th or 20% finished. That is unbelievable to me. I’ve technically hit my mark for today, but I’d like to write 900 more words, to stay ahead of pace. Anyhow, I wrote a funny bit today and thought I’d share. As always, this is a rough draft.
“That,” said Goldenrod pointing at the object in Art’s hand, the item that had so upset the Carny the night before and had helped him escape what he now knew were the Fairies. “That is the sword. Only you could’ve won it. Only you could’ve landed a ring on it. It made sure of that.”
Art held the sword in front of his face, inspecting it once more. It was a nice sword, he had to admit. “What’s so special about it?” he asked. “And what does this writing here on the blade mean?”
Goldenrod looked carefully at the inscription, running his hand over the text. He then looked Art straight in the eyes and said, “The inscription reads: ‘The true owner of this sword will forever be protected from the black hand of evil.’ You are its true owner, Arthur King.”
Art smiled. He liked the idea of being protected from evil, though he had a few questions. Did he have to be holding the sword to be protected from evil? What if he was going to the bathroom and left the sword in the other room and evil attacked. Would the sword fly in and protect him? If he was holding the sword and evil attacked him, would it create an impenetrable force field around him, swing itself at evil, or would he have to actually attack the evil on his own using the magic sword? These were all questions Art would like answered. However, a more pressing one occurred to him and so he asked it, “What black hand of evil?”
I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to work my trademark humor into this story, but I’d like to think the above is a little bit funny. Nothing like a bit of Terry Pratchett (Troll Bridge) to get the funny flowing.
I would also like to say that Goldenrod doesn’t really know what the inscription says. He’s making that up to fit his own purposes. He can’t read Fairy.