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Postby wizardahz » Sun May 06, 2007 7:58 pm

I have some ideas and short beginings plus artwork for a book of short stories called tales from the wizards rest, Some of the titles are Drinking with dragons , the wandering wizard, the lizard kings, Tower of the Moons, music from the wizards rest plus the main story the wizards rest, so any ideas on how I should proceed would be appreciated. Its basicly a narritive tale told by the bartender about the things that are told to him by the patrons.Maybe I should run it as a serial here and see what develops
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Postby Bmat » Sun May 06, 2007 8:44 pm

I'd be interested in reading it. Perhaps you could post a sample?
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Postby wizardahz » Sun May 06, 2007 9:51 pm

This is from the short story Drinking with Dragons

Damn hes drunk again,
At least that was my first thought, when I heard the roar from outdoors. Its hard to tell when you have dragons as guest,
I mean I had just rolled out a third barrel and he seemed OK, but you never know.

I told my new bartender Brandy to watch the bar , grabbed my
staff and fire proof cape and went outside to see what was
going on.

As soon as I cleared the door I relaxed it was just old Friends saying hello.
I sensed a good story so I ducked my head back in called for my apprentices to roll out a few more kegs and
to bring the mugs we kept for our special guest
plus a drink for me and went to join in ,
and find out what all the excitement was about.
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Postby wizardahz » Sun May 06, 2007 9:59 pm

From The Story Observatory of the Moons

How interesting Wizards both black and white.

That's when we noticed the guy in the corner.
None of us had seen him come in which was weird
because the Wizards Rest is sort of a small place
but you never know in a place where wizards hang out.

I mean I thought he was a wizard.
He was wearing robes but you really couldn't focus on them ,
just when you thought you had a color fixed it would slip away. That was weird even for this place.
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Postby aldan » Tue May 08, 2007 1:54 pm

Have you ever read any of the fantasy short story compilation series "Thieves World"? It was based around a particular tavern called 'The Vulgar Unicorn', and was stories about things that happen there at the tavern, things that take place near the tavern, and things that happen to characters that are closely associated with characters who frequent said tavern. Your idea sounds a bit more arty, in that it sounds like you're going to be putting in, along with the stories, some music lyrics, artwork, and other such things. A question that I have for you regarding this, though, is: are you going to publish this on your own physically, publish it online, or will you send it to a publisher to handle?
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to open it and remove all doubt."
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Postby wizardahz » Tue May 08, 2007 4:39 pm

I have read thieves world that and Callahan's Cross-time saloon its in that vain its a bar that doesn't exist in any one plane but touches on all of them, as to publishing hadn't thought about it
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Postby Bmat » Tue May 08, 2007 4:49 pm

I am enjoying reading the posts. They both catch my interest and make me curious about what else will happen.
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Postby aldan » Thu May 10, 2007 9:10 am

I, too, have read that Spider Robinson series, though I didn't think of it when I was posting last time...
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Postby wizardahz » Sun May 13, 2007 3:50 am

The two wizards stood and threw up their hands and prepared to cast warding spells.
The wizard in black spoke first. "WHO ARE YOU!"
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT" the white robed wizard added.
We all waited while the old man walked to the bar.
"Peace Gentle beings I mean you no harm" he said as he sat.
The two wizards must have sensed the same thing I did that he meant no harm and dropped their hands and sat back down.
He sat down at the end of the bar and it was if he owned it, waved his hand across the bar and I heard the sound that only pure gold makes. He already had my attention but he just made my nite. "What can I get you?" I asked.
"Elven Wine the finest you have" he replied.
I started to explain to the guy that we don't carry Elven wine when I nearly cracked my shin against a case of dusty bottles.
I mean I knew it wasn't there a minute ago because I had just cleared behind the bar. So I pull a bottle out, wipe the dust off with a towel and looked at the label. It was in some weird script that even I couldn't identify, it might have been Elven but it wasn't any of the languages I knew. But the really weird thing was the DATE! I mean if it was right it had to be over 500 years old.
I heard a chuckle from the old man "Thats it lad pour it round and keep it coming."
So as soon as everyone in the place had a glass in front of them he started to speak.
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Postby wizardahz » Sat May 19, 2007 3:45 am

Im not sure should I continue with the story or is there any body out there?
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Postby Ariel » Sat May 19, 2007 5:55 am

Oh yes continue with the story! :D
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Postby wizardahz » Sat May 19, 2007 10:48 pm

"As to what I meant" he took a quick sip and continued,
" You probably aren't aware that at one time both of your GODS were the best of friend's",
He finished, then raising his glass like he was giving a toast he drained it and went on,
"That's right and not only that technically they aren't really gods".

"WHAT" came from both the wizards as they jumped to their feet again.

"Don't Toy with US" the wizard in black added threateningly.

This guy was cool, he waved his hand and told me to top off the glasses. I thought the other two were about to fry this guy
but he just took a large sip of his drink and proceeded to tell us this story....... To Be Continued.




KK let me know what you think, that was basically the opening intro for the first story in the book , setting the scene as it were.
(Dont worry. I actually have all of the first story written and will post it.)

The joy of writing is knowing that somewhere, someone has read it. Whether or not they liked it doesn't really matter.
And that apply's to Critic's also.
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