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To Say Nothing Of The Sword

By Elise Cook All Rights Reserved ©

Fantasy / Action

To Say Nothing Of The Sword

The Sword had seen many battles. Blood and sweat had dripped down its reflective surface. It had been plunged into hundreds of orcs, humans, elves, and a number of other monsters. Its hilt had been gripped by many heroes and enemies alike. Many names were given to it such as Wrath Bringer, Silver Serpent, and Soul Stealer. The blade gave up its power to each wielder. The Sword had traveled to many a place and had been on many adventures.

On one such adventure, The Sword happened to find itself in the hands of a young knight. The knight had by chance come across a dragon’s cave. Intending to slay the dragon, he with The Sword in hand sneaked up upon the dragon, not knowing what great hearing such a beast had. The Sword however knew this, having fought dragons before. It tried to warn the knight, yet lacking in speech, was unable to do so. The knight was quickly flame broiled, and The Sword clattered to the ground.

It was picked up by none other than an ambitious dwarf. The dwarf lifted The Sword and carried it out of the cave. He eventually realized by the time it was too late, that The Sword was too heavy for him. The weight caused the dwarf to topple over a cliff to his untimely death. The Sword was once again left ownerless at the edge of a stream.

An elf prince had discovered The Sword next, in which he and the blade fought together for years. He became ruler of his kingdom. The Sword stayed boldly at his side. Eventually, however, age had caught up to the elf, very slowly, but surely. The Sword however, remained mostly the same, if a bit worse for wear. Being old and weary, it came time for The Sword to be passed down to a new heir. Unfortunately, before such a ceremony could take place, The Sword was furtively stolen by one of the finest thieves in the land.

Unfortunately for the thief, he soon decided The Sword was not practical in his affairs, and kept to his old reliable dagger. This was fortunate for The Sword, for it didn’t take kindly to the profession of thievery.

Thus, the thief handed off The Sword to the town’s blacksmith. All this being passed around and rough handling left The Sword in a bitter state, and it was due for a much needed re-forging.

Like new, The Sword was now fit for selling. The day came when a pirate perchanced upon the old blacksmith’s shop. He was greasy, like he hadn’t bathed in months. The spot where his right hand should have been bore a hook stained with blood. His left eye was covered with a patch, while his right was swollen and bruised. His grin was lacking quite a few teeth. He smelled of rum and fish. A perfect fit, The Sword thought. This filthy pirate had seen ages of battle, as The Sword indeed had. The seafarer plopped down several doubloons on the blacksmith’s wooden table. To this the blacksmith was happy to oblige in the offer, as long as the pirate left, and the stench with him. So, The Sword was off again.

Sea-warfaring was certainly The Sword’s idea of a good time. Many sea captains were slain and ships looted by the stinky pirate and his crew. However, after several years, the ship became no longer sea-worthy. The pirates abandoned it on an icy shoreline in the north. The Sword too was left behind, or perhaps forgotten, for it wasn’t sure.

It stuck there in the ice and snow, watching the run-down ship for a while. Then the ship began to speak creakily to The Sword of its unrecognized adventures and life at sea. And The Sword listened…


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