DS- Tavern Boy

14 Sep

We shall first focus on the young, skinny man, whose dream to become a valiant solider seemed to float away from him, replaced by the life of a tavern boy. On the surface of things, he seemed crushed, his very soul torn apart by disillusion. Nevertheless, deep within his heart, his resolve was unbroken, and perhaps strengthened by this extra challenge. He decided to work hard, and to dedicate every waking hour to doing his job correctly, and quickly. His boss, a large, bearded fellow, was so pleased he gave him a raise, only strengthening the young man’s will. Day by day, he watched as his body grew stronger due to the hard work. Eventually, it matched the strength his heart had once harboured… However, he no longer dreamed of adventure and romantic war at night.

Indeed, his heart had grown into this hard, yet very satisfactory life of tavern worker. He had grown fond of the tavern owner, and had gotten used to the cosy, quaint establishment. He had made good friends throughout the neighbourhood and with the regular customers. He was too attached to the old town to abandon those he lived with now, only to pursue his dreams of conquest and gunpowder. When drafting season came around, he was enjoying a day off, playing with young people his age, unaware of the clean uniforms and the oiled mechanics of the weapons waiting for courageous souls to join them in faraway conflicts. Really, his only concern that day was the beautiful blond hair of a woman he hadn’t seen before, and eager to go up and speak to her, to ask her name, and to tell her the funny anecdotes of the Tavern’s customers.


First post in a while… I’ve been busy. With a little luck, I’ll manage to turn something in for this Week’s Speakeasy, but I’m not making any promises. This is the second piece in a project/series we just started, in which we each take turns writing a part. First part right here. Comments and thoughts much appreciated!

The ball’s in your field now, BW!

Next part right here!


Posted by on 14 September 2014 in Dragonspark, Epic Co-written Story


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14 responses to “DS- Tavern Boy

  1. Blake

    25 September 2014 at 21:52

    A nice character sketch that draws you into his world. I especially like this line: “unaware of the clean uniforms and the oiled mechanics of the weapons” – it provides a good contrast to the easy going life he’s come to enjoy.

    • DragonSpark

      25 September 2014 at 21:58

      Ah, so you’re the mysterious reader who’s been flipping the virtual pages of our online book! I was wondering what was happening to the stats bar… Glad you’re enjoying the series, and thanks for the dedication! Well, thanks for giving my brain a breath of fresh air on this late night… Now, back to Homework! XD

      • Blake

        25 September 2014 at 22:01

        Hey you’re supposed to be homeworking, not obsessing about your blog stats! 😛

      • DragonSpark

        25 September 2014 at 22:03

        It’s opened in another window. I’ve got Word on the other half of the screen XD Besides, I can’t believe you didn’t procrastinate in school 😉

      • Blake

        25 September 2014 at 22:08

        Oh we didn’t have procrastination in my day – it hadn’t been invented yet! Actually, I think it originated in France and simply hadn’t made it across the channel back then 😀

      • DragonSpark

        25 September 2014 at 22:12

        Probably. We’ve perfection that art, too. We call it striking now. Just look at Air France right now you’ll see how good we can get XD

      • Blake

        25 September 2014 at 22:17

        C’est vrai. I used to work with a lady from Ardèche and she was constantly appalled that we were never on strike lol.

        Anyway, homework, DS!! 😉

      • DragonSpark

        25 September 2014 at 22:17

        Mam yes mam! 😉

  2. Sue Archer

    27 September 2014 at 02:07

    Very nice character sketch, DS! 🙂

  3. Daniel Nest

    27 September 2014 at 20:18

    That was pretty neat. Although that tavern boy clearly hasn’t heard of computer games!

  4. Jen

    27 September 2014 at 22:27

    very cool! going to read the first part, too!


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