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The Desert Marker (Chapter 4/ An Omen): A Campfire Story

Yes! Chapter 4 of the Campfire Story Event is up thanks to Glynis Rankin. Check it out and if you are inclined, join in!

Glynis Rankin

Phil Partington  and Dyane Forde  thought it’d be a fun exercise to start a Campfire story where different bloggers from around the web, add a chapter to a continuing story. A few weeks ago Phil got the ball rolling. Today, I throw my hat into the ring with Chapter four….The Land of Doleman. Catch up with the story so far by  following the links below.

New Chapter in Campfire Story, The Desert Marker | Phil Partington, author page

The Desert Marker Chapters Page (Campfire Story 01) | Dropped Pebbles

The Desert Marker Chapter 3 ( Shadows)| Elena Yazykova Oko

An Omen

“Who are you?”

James didn’t answer, he couldn’t. His body burned with the fire of the pyres in his dream. His parched mouth felt as dry as the white sands he laid upon and his body ached from shivering all night in the desert chill.

You FOOL!” His…

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The Desert Marker–A Campfire Story

It’s a Campfire Story Event! Join in and meet new writers by participating in this fun and creative writing exercise. Click here for details.

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Chapter One

By Phil Partington

The Desert MarkerThe man wearing priest’s robes who had been leading James along the desert trail for nearly half a day now was no more a priest than James was a magician. Yet when James had asked the broad-shoulder gentleman about it, the response was an eerie kind of laughter followed by, “Best not to ask questions you don’t want to know the answers to.”

After that, they walked mostly in silence. James was fine with that. He had come out here for one purpose and one purpose only:  to find the man they called Po, if he existed at all. If legends were true, he was somewhere out here. If James’ instincts were right, the medallion draped around this strange priest-man’s neck meant he knew…

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