Flash Friday: The Summoning

Well, demons are the favorite playthings of some summoners. Not all of them, as you can see.

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Carefully, Daron drew the pentacle with holy chalk. Then he lit the candles one by one, closing the circle with the calling of the four elements.

With two deep breaths, he centered himself before starting the incantation.

“I call thee, Svarog,
for the might of the fire
for the power of the game
for the will of the desire
for the aim of the flame.”

The air flickered around him. Power moved on a larger scale than he ever expected. A flicker of fear stole over him, and he brushed it away.

“I call thee, Svarog,
for the roar of the fire
for the …”

Something moved. He whirled. A flickering spark flew up from the pentacle, followed by a larger one. Daron cringed as the pentacle on the floor filled with fire. Flames roared up, and he took a step back. One candle fell, breaking the circle. As fire engulfed him and seared his body, a voice entered his gibbering mind.

“YOU CALLED?”

Über Hannah Steenbock

Hannah Steenbock is an author, dreamer, and coach.
She has published several short stories in English and German, as well as one novel in German. In 2013 she started self-publishing her work.
In 2014, she has won two awards for her short story „Sequoia“.

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