Short Story: Power in Words

Genre: fantasy


As the prince, learning Sunnachre was both his privilege and his responsibility.

Liam could only see it as a duty. There were already so many things he needed to learn before he became king. He just didn’t have the mental stamina to stare at complicated characters that most of the world no longer remembered.

For Carla, who wanted to study runes, this was just the basics. Words had power. The archaic language, where every stroke meant something, was even more so.

He doubted he would ever love the almost-dead language, but at least Carla’s enthusiasm made the lessons bearable. And maybe, in the future, when Carla learnt to use runes to change reality, he would appreciate the power contained within those complicated characters.


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