Disappeared 24

Bunch of carrots

Carrots. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons

Prohibition had ended in early 1933. The speakeasy had already expanded its offerings to other delights not quite legal. Whisky, with her solid head and an iron heart for business, still used the Scotsman’s interdimensional tunnel to transport and store these goods and services.

The mage, fine man that he had been and surely a boon in his time, was no longer useful and had become a hindrance. He had to go.

To his credit, he was aware. His dark, unruly hair had grayed, his dimples and belly softened. The Fates smiled with regret. Atropos picked up her shears.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2022)

To get back to the serial’s start, click here for Part 1

Carrot Ranch Prompt (06/13/2022): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a danger zone. It can be an exciting plot-driven story (think “story spine”) or a situation a character must confront. Play with different genres, and use craft elements like tension, tone, and pacing. Go where the prompt leads!

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