Short Story: The Mercenary's Origins

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James Cook


This is the story of the young life of a feared mercenary.


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I was but a young boy when I witnessed my first battle. I was 7 years old when my village was attacked by a marauding band of dark elves and they slaughtered everything in their path. The soldier garrison was no match and was cut down with little effort at all and the elves then proceeded to burn every dwelling the came across.

"Run Jack, run!" shouted my father. That was the last thing he ever said to me, a few seconds later one of the elves burst in through the front door and struck him down with a blow to the head. The dark elf had a dark beauty I had never seen before, it had skin dark as night and eyes as red as the depths of Hell. I was frozen with shock and could not move. I thought this was the end but fate did not see it that…

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Doris Highshire said "Really nice to read! Even if some elements may have existed before, they have formed a really harmonic new story. Keep on, I love this genre and your stuff is good stuff! - Doris"
7 months ago
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James Cook replied saying "Should I have put the poem at the start as an intro?"
2 years ago
James McEwan said "James, Well done in putting together such a coherent story. When I write I always question my use of prepostions, they can be tricky and add different meanings to a sentence. Is it 'with the skin of my teeth or by the skin of my teeth', which fits your meaning the best? Keep writing this story was a very good read. James."
2 years ago

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