By Craig Shaw Gardner
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whereas looking a treatment for his illness of magicks, the discomfort sorcerer Ebenezum and his hapless apprentice are rudely interrupted via militant monsters with a reason.
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Your thoughts may fly through the air as birds may fly, and they may land miles and miles from that point at which they began their flight. ” Beneath these words were a series of drawings: a hawk in flight; a swan upon a lake; a dove carrying a rose in its beak. “Look at one of these images, or look at a real bird in flight, and concentrate. Your thoughts are that bird, flying to a perch of your choosing. But remember, concentration is the key! ” Hendrek’s cry startled me from my reading. Then Ebenezum sneezed, and I lost my place completely.
There didn’t seem to be any birds at all in this part of the woods. But if my master wanted a communications spell, he would surely get one. It was so quiet in this spot, I could do nothing but succeed. I thought of a grackle. A great brown bird, its feathers shining in the sun. I whispered the proper mystic phrases, and launched myself from an imaginary branch, cawing at an imaginary sky. Norei! I was aloft, soaring above the clouds. Norei! I saw my beloved’s red hair, far below. I swooped down to be near her, plummeting through the air with tremendous speed.
I placed a hand upon his shoulder to quiet him, and pointed at the approaching beast. Hendrek’s complaints stopped midsentence as his mouth opened, unable to form further words. All of his attention, and mine as well, was drawn to the newcomer. How do I describe that creature? Its golden hooves would stamp upon any words I might use, grinding them to inconsequential dust. Still, what can humans do but try? Imagine a horse, if you will, a horse of pure white, its color that of the snow as it falls fresh from the clouds, before it is sullied by the common air.