Have you ever been far from home, swimming in a sea of people you have little in common with? Then, out of the blue, you hear someone say something so familiar, your head turns. It might be a familiar accent, the same as yours, or it might be a saying from your hometown.
This is how Cormac, one of the main characters in Dragons in the Dungeon, finds Nimble, who is a prisoner in the dungeon he is thrown into.
Cursing the guards, Cormac yelled at them, “Take a long walk on a short drawbridge!”
Nimble turned to him and said, “Pier.”
He glared at her, the fire of the fight still blazing in his eyes. Giving her the once over, the fire dwindled. “What?”
“Isn’t it pier? Long walk on a short pier?”
His expression grew curious. “Yeah. But…” He considered her for longer than she’d have liked, then spoke in a calm voice. “Where’d you hear that?”
Cormac questions her further. He’s desperate to find someone from his world without letting the other prisoners know where he’s from.
“Do you know Lady Luck?” he asked.
“Is she a prisoner?”
He half grinned. “She’s your guardian angel.”
“I’ve never met her.”
“She’s as elusive as John Wayne.”
The conversation continues, confirming his suspicions that Nimble came from his world, the one on Earth in the 1980s. He then takes action to ensure he isn’t separated from her. He needs her to return home, and he’ll do anything in his power to make it happen.
Currently, I have 43,340 words of Dragons in the Dungeon written.
LAUNCH DATE: Thursday March 23, 2023.
PS: For some reason, the post didn’t arrive at Anchor. Or I just can’t find it. This process isn’t as straight forward as I’d like it. So there is no podcast today.