Starting a new story: Magician’s Misfortune

Meet Harry Everhardt. Harry is in his thirties, divorced, and works for the Federal Government. Harry’s unhappy with his job and in his off-hours has bad luck pursuing women. He has bad luck pursuing women on the job, too, which he does even though he’s not supposed to. When he’s actually working on the job, Harry is a magician. Nope, we’re not talking stage magic. Harry can read your mind, slay demons, and on one memorable occasion walked on water. Surprisingly, being a magician, especially a government magician, does not guarantee happiness.

Why not? Well, let’s follow Harry as he takes on a case. Turn to chapter 1 ofย Magician’s Misfortune, entitled “Welcome to my crappy world,” and join him on his latest magical adventure. You’ll be glad you did, even if Harry isn’t!

As with previous long stories,ย Magician’s Misfortune will run weekly, with a new chapter published every Friday morning.

In the story from the Decameron, a man uses magic to win the love of a married woman, but ultimately renounces it. I'm sorry to say Harry Eberhardt would not be so honorable. ("The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo" (1889) by the bewitching Maria Spartali Spillman (1844-1927))

In the story from the Decameron, a man uses magic to win the love of a married woman, but ultimately renounces it. I’m sorry to say Harry Eberhardt would not be so honorable.
(“The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo” (1889) by the bewitching Maria Spartali Stillman (1844-1927))

About Brian Bixby

I enjoy history because it helps me understand people. I'm writing fiction for much the same reason.
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4 Responses to Starting a new story: Magician’s Misfortune

  1. crimsonprose says:

    I thought, by the picture, you were about to tell a medieval tale of mystery and magic. (Forgive me for not proceeding to the link, just yet. As you know, I reserve reading for evenings—I just couldn’t resist the picture. Also, if your Harry Magician is an experienced demon-slayer, perhaps we could introduce him to Kerrid, who has a sore need of one.๐Ÿ™‚ Till later . . .

  2. Judy says:

    I haven’t gone to the chapter link yet either, but so glad to see my Fridays are bereft of magic no longer!๐Ÿ™‚

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