As Promised, here is a Gobby Short for your reading pleasure…
hope everyone enjoys
In a future this lifetime, as a story turns to myth
A group of eager young goblins rush into a classroom in a school in the heart of Zaejin. Goblins, like the most of creatures generally look for a reason to be anywhere but… Today however, is a special day, today was an anniversary that is cheered and celebrated throughout all goblin kind. Thirty-five years ago today, Gobby, Zaejin’s renowned hero, returned home after dealing the final blow to the Spire’s empire, toppling the corrupt Sheggra, and bringing Zaejin to peace once more, a peace that would last until this very day. It is near impossible to find a single soul in the entire kingdom that didn’t know his story. Younglings all over the kingdom looked up to him, and could tell you his story inside and out. Today class would be about just one subject: history, Gobby’s history to be more precise. The goblins all fell into class and took their seats, the teacher was about to begin her lesson.
“Welcome to class today. I’m sure I don’t have to remind you of how important this very day is to our kingdom.” The teacher spoke to her students.
“No ma’am.” The students responded.
“And what might today be?” The teacher asked.
“Gobby Day!!!” The class cheered aloud.
“Correct.” The teacher said. “Today was the day that Gobby returned home triumphantly effectively ending Zaejin’s war against the invading Spire. Today for the class I have a special story to read. A story about an adventure Gobby undertook with a wraith. This story is entitled “A Geist Gets Gobby Good”
‘Great was a day our Gobby awoke, alive and well rested, till somebody spoke,
Look at this paper, I think this is good, a bat that needs dealing with, somebody should.
Ghulvania? Our hero speaks as to inquire, the lifeless’ threat is so near to expire.
Deal them soon, he had stood up to say, off to this kingdom we now must away.
So Gobby and crew, had got up and walked, off to the distance and dared not to talk,
The lifeless were creepy, these thoughts in their heads,
They wondered all how do you kill the undead,
In no time at all, they had entered a town, deep in a kingdom, with so few around.
They heard of a lady, a hunter of sorts, she often had ended the unlives for sport.
After some searching, they picked up a line, her name was Avina, they’d meet her in time.
They followed some clues, and came ‘round an inn, waiting for daylight, they sheltered within.
Although they were grateful there wasn’t a fight,
They had now to get through the darkest of nights.
Gobby had settled to a room that seemed hollow, even his water, was so hard to swallow,
Gobby had look to a mirror for truth, and what he had heard scared much deeper then boo!
A moan that had made his hair stand up on end, and with it he wished not to hear it again.
A figure appeared that which he could see through,
And Gobby now wondered “What should I do?”
And so he had fled, he had run to the hall, and shouted although no one answered the call,
And a fragrance he then noticed out of a room, of apples and berries, now warm from bloom.
And down through the corridors, Gobby was chased,
Hunted and followed, plagued by this wraith,
But soon as it was, the scents source discovered,
A wonderful treat, that was baked and not covered,
And soon Gobby fell, this will warm you inside, for Gobby’s face landed, inside of a pie,
And this story remembered by each of his friends, is still quite enjoyed from beginning to end,
So keep this tale close, remember you should, of the day that a Geist had Got Gobby Good”
The teacher had finished her story and the classroom was in a clamor, laughing at what they viewed as a lighter side of their hero. As for the rest of the tale, of how they dealt with that bat…
Well that’s a tale for another day.
Another thanks to everyone who supports me on Gobby’s journey, especially with all the delays. BaDaBoom!!!: A Goblin’s Tale (Series II) will be here in September.
See you in the Cellar