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Path in the Shadows
November 17, 2021|Kingdom of Glory

Path in the Shadows

Path in the Shadows

Reginald emerged from Zurkaks with his sword Calamity dangling from his waist. As he stepped away from the shadows, he drew the greatsword to see its black blade gleaming in the rays of the sun.

I have to discover its secrets, the young prince thought, before finding a practice dummy and walking towards it.

Holding Calamity with both hands, Reginald brandished his sword, leaving a black trail in its path. He destroys the practice dummy on impact.

The young prince continued practicing, spinning and attacking…when he heard a voice.

“Reginald,” Aslan whispered from a bush.

Reginald’s mind disconnected. He was finally able to let go of the pain over what had happened with his father. After shaking his head, Reginald walked over to the bush.

“Did you find anything that can help us?” Aslan asked.

“I’m going to need more time,” Reginald said, looking at his sword.

“What are you wearing?” Aslan asked.

“I had to find a way to blend in,” Reginald said.

“Good work,” Aslan said, “but the kingdom is in danger. We need to get out of here.”

Reginald felt a strength inside him: the memory of the pain caused by his father, this would be the perfect opportunity to show what he is capable of. “Let’s go.”

Aslan walked over to the horses, hoping Reginald had some information to help them, but the young prince didn’t seem too talkative.

“Anyway…what happened to you?” Aslan said.

“It wasn’t difficult to pretend that I was one of them,” Reginald said, “but I’m going to need more time to uncover their secrets.”

“Time is a luxury we don’t have,” Aslan said.

To the surprise of the knight of light, two guards of darkness were inspecting the horses.

“He is a knight of light,” said one of the guards.

Aslan drew his sword Radiance and grabbed the book hanging from his waist. “Light, protect me.”

Before Aslan had a chance to attack, Reginald passed by him.

Calamity left a trail of darkness before crashing into the guard’s weapon. The clash of black bladed swords turned the atmosphere cold and mysterious.

Aslan was surprised to feel the same chill that he felt in his battle with Ivan.

Reginald spun and attacked again. The impact of the swords threw his opponent to the ground. Then he focused on the other guard.

The black bladed swords clash. Reginald continued stepping forward, pushing his opponent with the force of his attacks.

Aslan looked with surprise. This was the first time he had seen Reginald demonstrate such strength.

The first guard got up and Aslan attacked him. The knight of light fought with ease until he wounded his opponent.

Reginald swung his sword with such force that the guard crashed into a tree before falling unconscious to the ground. He then turned and ran to his horse—leaping to mount it. “We have to get out of here.”

Aslan untied the knots that bound the horses and climbed onto his to follow Reginald.

The prince galloped through the forest. Guiding his horse to find the best way out. Fearing the cold gaze of Lady Night.


Sebastian Iturralde

I am a fiction blogger and lover of literature, art, and all things creative. As a citizen of this beautiful planet, I am constantly inspired by the natural world around me.


  • November 17, 2021 at 8:05 am

    They sure remind me of the forests in that Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp. Btw, still following on my blog posts? Curiosity.

    • November 17, 2021 at 8:10 am

      I agree,this does have a striking resemblance to Sleepy Hollow,very well written!

  • November 17, 2021 at 8:09 am

    I hear music. That’s a trick. To write such that one hears music. Well done.

  • November 17, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Nice post 😊!!

  • November 17, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Bro nice work 👌👌👌

  • November 17, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Good story

  • aparna12
    November 17, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Wow. Fascinating story. Loved it. Keep writing.

  • November 17, 2021 at 9:15 am

    To be continued? Would love to read how this goes on. Thank you for sharing and have a pawesome day.

  • November 17, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Aslan is such a valiant character. That was a great fight in the episode ‘when the light falls’

    I like his name as well.
    Reginald showing his prowess as well but i don’t get the trail of darkness he leaves behind

    But let’s see how Calamity and Radiance make it through the forest with the clawing Lady Night on their backs.

    I so wish Moniker would talk more about the accuracy in here. I would love to see what she sees.

    Great show of swords here.

  • November 17, 2021 at 9:54 am

    It read like the backstory of a previous post and fills in the present. Prequels are always good because they create fan interest. Good story and form.

  • Elizabeth Evans
    November 17, 2021 at 10:41 am

    It is great to experience Reginald evolving into his strength and purpose more fearlessly. He is stepping into his power as he emerges more and more out of the darkness! He’s taking us with him!😊👍🏼

  • November 17, 2021 at 11:05 am

    good story

  • luckytuck
    November 17, 2021 at 11:48 am


  • November 17, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Keep going

  • November 17, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    “He was finally able to l e t g o of the pain…”

    How did he let go?

    I agree with Reginald: “I’m going to need more time”…

  • November 17, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    I very much enjoy reading the samplings you provide. They set my writing gears in motion. For example, when you wrote ‘black blade’ I was expecting silver. The gleam off the black also threw me off guard. I kept thinking about how black steel would blunt the light, absorb it. So, I began to envision something like obsidian. I also very much appreciated Reginald channelling his pain into something workable and I felt that Aslan’s presence was behind it. Gah, there’s just so much to read into here! Excellent work.

  • Levi
    November 17, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Stay on the path there’s light up ahead

  • November 17, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Great post

  • November 17, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    This is a beautiful picture. Such wonderful emotion captivated here.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • November 17, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Nice! 👍

  • November 17, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Excited for the next piece to be continued. I like this much… I enjoy reading it.

  • November 17, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    very nice. can’t wait for the continuation

  • November 17, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    You seem to use Grammarly. Back before Grammarly, anyone could have a path to power and influence, through writing. And then, a single communications student, took over the entire internet, by stealing from people he had run off the road, with calls to the hospital 911 services, changing life forever. Now, to fight him and his evil minions, all people that think they’re him during a phone call, we have Grammarly. Sir, I would like to offer you, the method to be Lucifer, this man that you fear in all your writing. Steal the syntax punctution, from the author of your choice, only one, and briefly study (on your own time of course), his work. Not a woman’s work, that’s what the dictator of the internet, a French CEO selling shipping crates (plastic crates) did.

    • November 19, 2021 at 10:19 am

      You are the second person to suggest Grammarly, I may need to look into it. Thanks.

  • Mayuri
    November 17, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Wow, I love it.

  • November 18, 2021 at 12:24 am

    So, you took these names from older stories? Aslan from Narnia; Sir Reginald (of the Round Table, I believe); and (of course) Calamity Jane? I need to sit some day and read the previous episodes instead of just popping in and out.

    • November 19, 2021 at 10:17 am

      I like to name my characters after the first draft is finished; they name themselves for their action, in a way. The coincidences make me happy.

  • November 18, 2021 at 1:03 am

    This keeps getting better and better… very nice!

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  • Connie
    November 18, 2021 at 5:49 am

    I love reading your stories. You are an amazing author. Thank you for sharing your stories.

  • November 18, 2021 at 7:18 am

    True that👌🏻

  • November 18, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Hi, Nice story bro

  • November 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Okay 🆗

  • November 18, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    You are good in what you do kudos and good job 👍

  • November 18, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Award 🏆 posting

  • katrina sclt
    November 19, 2021 at 6:53 am

    I love this !!

  • November 19, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Awesome, artistic.. 🙂 🙂

  • November 19, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Nice article.

  • November 20, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Good read. You should do poetry. You clearly have a talent for it.

  • November 21, 2021 at 5:27 am

    Great story ~ inspiration from the Andes highlands, make me want to visit there myself 🙂

  • KENN
    November 22, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Simply great!!!!

  • michael chapus
    November 23, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Renato, you are treating your admirers to a starving diet of suspense, causing us to bite our fingernails and the danger of high blood pressure.

  • November 23, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Great writing! Excellent flow… Thanks

  • November 24, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Very nice! The young prince is the real deal! Good work 🙂

  • November 25, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    I’m always transported by your work. You are gifted. 🤔

  • November 27, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    May the light be with you makes a nice theme.

  • November 28, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Very interesting. Will you release sequels of your stories later?
    I also love the amazing pictures on your stories. Do you draw those too?

  • November 29, 2021 at 2:03 am

    You had a wonderful imagination and put it altogether so beautifully that one can start visualising the whole incident. Keep writing and keep sharing.

  • Tracey
    December 7, 2021 at 4:47 am

    Beautiful 🤝❤️

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  • December 23, 2021 at 11:12 am


    Thank you for another great story. Happy Holidays.

    Steve Rhinelander

  • Bill Guo
    December 28, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    a good one!

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    Bardzo ciekawy blog, rzeczowy i wyważony. Od dzisiaj zaglądam regularnie i subsbskrybuję kanał RSS. Pozdrowienia 🙂

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    Author's Note
    The Andes' highlands served as a source of inspiration for this short story. I hope you'll find the same beauty and wonder in its words that I did while crafting it.
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