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Prompt curtsy of : A Mixed Bag

Prompt curtsy of : A Mixed Bag

Puffing hard as he climbed the stairs to heaven, the magician thought hard about the question he was about to ask. Twelve times Merlin had returned to planet earth, each time he had used his powers to slow the rise of evil. But chaos was still enveloping humanity.

Sir, may I return with the power of the dragon. The earthlings are facing their biggest challenge. They face extinction. So I find myself wanting to help again. To help Storm and her friends and fight the chaos that is evil. Sir, I believe that without help the Force Organisation will totally destroy the beautiful world you created. The Force has learnt how to combat gravity, they are intent on constructing huge floating platforms, which they will populate with intelligent machines. When they have blocked most of the light reaching earth, they intend to deny the remaining humans from reproducing young. They have designed a chemical to hide within the food chain. A chemical that will block the development of female eggs. It will drift into the oceans and destroy many other innocent organisms.

Sir, may I use the power of the dragon to aid Storm and her friends …

Footnotes: The world in which Storm and her companions live is slowly developing in my imagination. Whether I can pull all the threads together, only time will tell.

The placing of Solar panels over productive farm land seems counterproductive to me. Perhaps the Force is already at work. As for the moguls of industry …

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. ceayr

    Deep piece, Michael.
    I suspect we might need Merlin’s help very soon.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you sir, I did find myself attempting to develop it even further, thank heavens for the word count limit.

  2. Brenda's Thoughts

    I hope Merlin receives permission to return to earth with the power of the dragon. We certainly need it. A much longer story waits to be told. Keep going, Michael! =)

    1. Michael Humphris


  3. Keith's Ramblings

    There is still time, but not a lot. A intriguing tale indeed.

    My story is call ‘Some Say’

    1. Michael Humphris

      The quota of time left seems uncertain, but the damage being done to planet earth is surely severe.

  4. Abhijit Ray

    Intention is good and noble. But why did he have to climb the stairs? Don’t they have elevators up there? How is he planning to combat evil with outdated technology?

    1. Michael Humphris

      Hi Abhijit, The first line I penned for this prompt was ‘Puff the magic dragon’. Later I spilt the sentence up.

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