Series: Ongoing Fantasy serial Drabble fabulist

The Market of Magical Goods

By Daniel Ausema
Jul 31, 2020 · 944 words · 4 minutes

Marrakech biggest market in Morocco. Jama el Fna traditional market and Marrakech city symbol

Photo by CALIN STAN via Unsplash.

From the author: Welcome to the Market of Magical Goods, a serial of brief, fabulist visions of wonder, each exactly 100 words long. A shopkeeper offers you a tincture to drip into your left eye. Will you take it?

9 Chapters

Chapter 1 At the Gate to the Market of Wonders

Updated Jul 31, 2020 · 110 words (1 minute) · 4 likes · 272 views

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Palace gates in London

Chapter 2 In the Market of Magical Goods, a Seller Speaks

Updated Sep 1, 2020 · 97 words (1 minute) · 4 likes · 216 views

And what will you choose this month? A bauble? A potion? A mystical sword?

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Chapter 3 A Typhoon Rips Through the Market of Magical Goods

Updated Sep 30, 2020 · 101 words (1 minute) · 3 likes · 214 views

When the storm clouds gather over the market, will you trust their spells? Or seek shelter?

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Chapter 4 The Seller of Darkness

Updated Oct 30, 2020 · 105 words (1 minute) · 3 likes · 209 views

A time may come when you wish to sell the magic only you know. How will you claim your booth within the market?

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Relaxing in Bali

Chapter 5 At the Stall of the Discounted Chosen Ones

Updated Nov 27, 2020 · 108 words (1 minute) · 3 likes · 185 views

Seek out the fairy-tale booths to cobble together your own legend or folktale.

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Chapter 6 The Seller of Ruins

Updated Dec 30, 2020 · 105 words (1 minute) · 3 likes · 133 views

For every shopper there comes a time when they look around at the wonders on every side and finally ask themself, "At what cost?"

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Temple Ruins in the Jungle of Cambodia

Chapter 7: Beneath the Shadow of Smoky Skies

Updated Jan 29, 2021 · 101 words (1 minute) · 3 likes · 290 views

Some days the market is a mere plaything for ever-feuding elementals, helpless to their caprices.

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Chapter 8 The Unaging Wanderer Visits the Market of Magical Goods

Updated Feb 24, 2021 · 108 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 167 views

Even the market itself is subject to wild irregularities of magical fluctuations.

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Time Management

Chapter 9 The Market of Magical Goods Bursts into Bloom

Updated Mar 26, 2021 · 109 words (1 minute) · 3 likes · 94 views

Sometimes what the market gives to shoppers is not what they sought, but what they needed.

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Mother’s Day flower sale
Daniel Ausema

Daniel Ausema writes lyrical tales of other worlds, stories of strangeness and wonder.

    July 31, 4:41pm

    Very enjoyable and your choice of words & phrases makes you almost believe that you were at the market yourself



    • danielausema
      August 1, 12:19am