The Desert Marker (Chapter 2): A Campfire Story

We have a chapter 2 to The Desert Marker campfire story! Check it out and let me know if you’re interested in participating. Really, low commitment writing exercise–we need you, dang it :).

Dropped Pebbles

Marker James is led into the desert by a fraud of a priest to find a man named Po and a mysterious Well…What’s it all for? Phil Partington and I thought it’d be a fun exercise to start a Campfire story, so  few days ago he got the ball rolling by posting Chapter 1. Today, I throw my hat into the ring with…

 Chapter Two: Laughter in the Desert (674 words)

“What’s your stake in all this?” James suddenly asked. He had no idea where the question came from, or why he dared ask it—he suspected that if he got on the man’s bad side that Mr. Smoke would have no trouble cutting his throat and leaving his lifeless body for the desert animals.

“Besides the money?” Mr. Smoke grinned and jingled the coins—James’ coins–in the leather purse attached to his belt. “I want to see if you can do…

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About authorphilpartington

Phil is a writing enthusiast of many years, having been published in numerous online and national print trade and sports publications over the past decade. He has spent the past five years delving back into the world of fiction writing, focussing on the fantasy, horror and suspense genres. Deshay of the Woods is his first novel.
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