The Hunt for Bheanoira: Jude's Journey
by Dacia M Arnold
On a quest to redeem centuries of family shame, Jude reaches the last leg of his quest to defeat the monster Bheanoira.
Jude lowered the map to study the horizon. A warm breeze blew his black sweat dampened hair into his face. From the top of the hill he saw a small town in the distance, given away by the specks of light burning bright against the dimming eastern sky. Beyond the town...
Sir Gregory’s journal was as outdated as Jude’s family’s welcome in Rijk. Luch’s hooves clop-clopped with each step on the stoned road into the town. Gold lanterns hung at intervals on high golden poles lining the streets. The market was abuz...
“Now, back to Sir Gregory. Did your pa tell you the stories as a child?”
“I read them, Lord..?”
“Bearbóir, but I often just go by Bear.”
The old man’s name translated to barber in the old language. What l...
A loud crash woke Jude from his puddle of drool. His eyes focused with a keen clarity he was not expecting. No pain accompanied his consciousness. Perhaps he had simply been exhausted. The state of his personal effects said otherwise. The contents of his satchel lai...
The General Store was a massive barn of a building lined in reflective gold sheets and full of trading booths of all sorts, like the street market only doubled. Four rows of stations made two alleys down the full length of the barn. The air swirled of exotic herbs c...