Magwi, the troll-king sat deep in the frozen vault of the Twilit Hall, clouds of frozen vapor swirling around his head. His ice-blue mace lay on the floor by his throne, but these days he seldom needed it. Because of the crown.
With its power, he could freeze his enemies with a look from his eyes. He could feel its biting pressure on his skull, numbing his mind, but also filling it with new ideas. He had always been confined to the arctic underground, unable to stand the heat of overworld. But now . . . turn it all cold, the crown whispered. Freeze the world above and be its ruler. I will help you.
He sat and dreamed of the overworld, towards which the crown’s slender spires reached. He could feel them growing, expanding. Through all his greedy ambitions, he hoped it would never outgrow him.
January 13th, 2013 at 1:57 am
That would be incredibly powerful. But does he need to wear all the crown all the time, I wonder. Will he powerless without his crown? Quite imaginative, David.
January 13th, 2013 at 9:54 am
I guess that’s for you to decide 🙂 In my mind, it was slowing growing onto him and maybe, eventually taking him over.
January 13th, 2013 at 2:31 am
It makes you think……..what next…….:)
January 13th, 2013 at 9:52 am
Yes, I get that a lot with these short scenes–you can’t even really call them stories–people are very curious what happens. I’ll let the reader fill in the blanks, although if I get a really good idea on some of them, I write more.
January 13th, 2013 at 8:46 am
January 14th, 2013 at 11:48 am
I want one, David…. A crown, not a troll… haha…
Very imaginative… 🙂
January 17th, 2013 at 1:32 pm
another masterpiece david, btw, is magwi actually working on it? because down here in kolkata for the first time in my life we are having pleasant weather for two full months! it started in november and i believe will stay till february. yippy!
some days were really cold but the rest were cool! 🙂
January 17th, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Maybe he is. There’s no real climate change; it’s all underground trolls 🙂 BTW, magwi is the Korean word for devil.
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