An old man walks through a odd city with his grandson sent to keep an eye on him by his mother. The mother, daughter of a bard, married into the family of an Oligarch. As such, she hates when stories of her father entertaining in pubs filter to her in-laws. Pzerra is there to prevent that. His grandfather takes him to his favorite pub for lunch. A strange man walks in, causing the patrons to eye him hostilely. After he leaves, the boy asks the old man why they hate him so. Thus begins the story!
Size: 31 KB (5,674 words)
Age Rating: Anybody
Tags: Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
I found this to be a bit of a different take on a religious matter. It seems to merge Judo-Christian theme with a bit of the old pagan / Nordic beliefs.
It is set as an story teller passing on knowledge in the form of tales to all who will listen, after a stranger enters the bar & makes a toast.
I found it well told, interesting, with a touch of the old Nordic "it could have been"; together with a good moral theme.
Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10