A Pleasant Night on Ichorous Waves

Fiction

Andrew Johnston

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Ghost Ship” by Ishtaure.Dawn is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

There was no question that the blade resting in Cosette’s hands was a genuinely unique artifact, a custom weapon from a far-removed time. Most swords sold by the antique dealers of the Maghreb were made from common iron that vanished beneath centuries of rust and rot, hastily ornamented and sold to unwary Europeans for fifty times their actual worth. This piece, on the other hand, was…

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Andrew Johnston

Writer of fiction, documentarian, currently stranded in Asia. Learn more at www.findthefabulist.com.