The Quest Not Taken

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munsi
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The Quest Not Taken

Post by munsi » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:47 pm

He came, beaten and bloodied, crawling out of the woods by my house, dressed in dented, old fashioned armour, an old sword which seemed oddly familiar draped across his back.

“Praise God!” He cried upon seeing me, “Finally, ’tis journey’s end! I‘ve quested god knows how many years, to give you…”

He coughed then, then coughed, then coughed up blood, and then he fell to his knees, then to the ground, where he lay silent.

I called an ambulance, but by the time it arrived he was gone.

Sometimes I wonder who he was.

I hope his message wasn’t important…

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Re: The Quest Not Taken

Post by strawman » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:08 pm

Isn't that always the way?
Life would be SO much less complicated if people would just get right to the point.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Re: The Quest Not Taken

Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:52 pm

haha, Drabbilus Arthurius

I like it, it's got a new/old feel to it.
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Re: The Quest Not Taken

Post by Scattercat » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:08 pm

Shades of Monty Python's old opening credits.

"It's..."

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