The Wishing Map 78

Have you ever been let in on a secret that messily, even dangerously, entangled you in the lives of others?

Mitch Teemley

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The Wishing Map

Chapter Seventeen: Naimian (Continued)

Previously: After gleefully hailing Zack as their new Storysmith, the naims showed him their vast forest city. It was glorious, but also a trap. Zack and his sister needed to reconnect and complete their mission.

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He knew the naims would never simply let him go. They adored him too much. He’d have to escape. But how? And when?

The next day, he’d been told, the Naim Games would begin. A sort of naimish Olympics, the Naim Games were held whenever something jubilous—like the arrival of a new Storysmith (Zack)—occurred. They could, and often did, go on for weeks! So Zack decided he’d snatch a wagon early in the morning, before the Games started, and coax the lead stag into taking him back to Kellansend, a trip he dared not…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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