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    Merlin is a recent graduate with a double doctorate in metaphysics and physics. Arthur is a low-level paper pusher with a desk in the sub-basement of MI5. They live in a world with ridiculous laws and restrictions against anyone who might be supernatural in any way, shape, or design.

    Merlin has huge debts looming over this head, a few quid left in his bank account, and no job prospects. Arthur is pushing thirty, in a dead-end job with no chances of promotion to fieldwork agent, and is thoroughly bored with his life.

    One ill-advised Craigslist advert, five pushy mates, one nosy all-knowing sister, and a hacked email account later, Merlin and Arthur take the world by storm.

    (Or, more precisely, they take over the world.)


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    If Into the Badlands met The Once and Future King, this is the story that would be told:

    Merlin has three strikes against him: he's one of the last surviving members of the grove of Ironwood, he's renowned as the dread sorcerer Emrys, and there's a large reward hanging over his head like Damocles' sword. After decades of running, there's nowhere left to go. His dream of peace -- Ironwood's dream -- seems impossible to achieve until he meets the young son of a thane whose greatest secret is a traitorous desire for more than the tyranny that runs rampant throughout the Kingdoms of Albion.

    It was disaster that brought the world to this. It's war that will cleanse it of its sins. But it is prophecy that heralds the day when the guardian of the realm can wear his mantle once again, and when the King of Kings will rise to take the throne that is rightly his.


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    Being a fairly powerful sorcerer means one doesn’t have to worry about being attacked. That is what Merlin always believed. Looking back, Merlin has to admit he was quite foolish.

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    02 Sep 2019

  2. Public Bookmark 33

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    Arthur's been missing Merlin for a long time, but he's doing his best to be a good king. Camelot is flourishing, his knights are doing great deeds, and his subjects love him as they never loved his father. And then reports come: a young queen is amassing an army of sorcerers in the west as she prepares to do battle with Camelot. And that's not the worst news.

     

    Apparently, the queen has the most powerful sorcerer in the world at her side. His name is Emrys.

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    22 Jul 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 75

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    Mithian tells Arthur she thinks Merlin is a god. It's a joke, until it's not.

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    23 Jun 2019

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    “Come on in,” he said. He was wearing nothing but a white shirt, long enough to cover all the things that needed to be covered, white enough for the skin to show through, bruise pink, blooming suddenly where the river pressed up against him. “I dare you.”

    Written for Moth's Poetics Fest 2019.

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    20 Apr 2019

  5. Public Bookmark 79

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    When Merlin suffers from a magical illness, Arthur suffers with him. Fortunately for both of them, with suffering comes clarity.

    Written for this Kinks of Camelot prompt.

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    20 Apr 2019

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