Antelin stirred the bubbling concoction in his giant cast iron pot. The smells drifting away from the contents carried the magician to another time and place, to when he had first learned how to make the stamina potion. From there, his mind wandered to the tasks of the day. It was going to be truly busy.
After finishing the potion and drinking it down while still piping hot, for potency, he had to study the spells he would need to accomplish the rest of the day’s tasks. Then he would venture out in search of the men who had insulted him the previous night. His lip twisted into a vicious sneer as he remembered how they had ruined his peaceful evening, sipping wine in his favorite chair next to a roaring fire.
Since the owner of the establishment was one of Antelin’s closest friends he had decided not to exact his revenge then and there, though the desire to do so had been great. His fingers had crackled with lightning, ready to throw death at the foolish drunkards before he had been able to calm down, set his wine aside and leave. Rowen, the owner, had come by his home later that night to apologize for the patrons’ rude behavior and to thank Antelin for keeping his cool.
Even then the magician had been gathering the needed ingredients for the stamina potion. Planning out the firestorm spell, the tornado spell, and the myriad of death spells he would use on those patrons. He was saving one special one, a painful joint splitting spell for the man who had dared to reach out and knock his hat.
Antelin smiled and continued to stir the potion in large circles with a along wooden spoon. “Yes, it is going to be a long day, a busy day, but it will certainly fly as all such days do. Then I’ll treat myself to more of Rowen’s fine wine tonight… to celebrate.” He liked to keep himself busy.
Word Count: 333
FLY (intransitive verb)
1a : to move in or pass through the air with wings
b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space
c : to float, wave, or soar in the air <flags flying at half-mast>
2a : to take flight : flee
b : to fade and disappear : vanish
3a : to move, pass, or spread quickly <rumors were flying>
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