The World of Myth Magazine – The Time Traveling Healer – Part One

Greetings!

I’m thrilled to have my new series starting this month. I will be posting the story in 100 word drabbles and it will last for 10 or so episodes. Just follow the link and go to stories and check out drabbles. You’ll see mine there 🙂

http://www.theworldofmyth.com/

Here’s the story if you don’t want to use the link:

The Time Traveling Healer
Episode One
By: Jim Bates


Mahdi awoke next to a bubbling brook in a strange land. Thirstily he drank from it.

The pandemic that decimated the world in the twenty-first century had left him shattered. He’d tried to help but couldn’t. A time-traveling healer could not be a failure, yet he was. Oh, the soul-crushing agony.

He’d been summoned to the land of Anon where a pandemic was ravaging the region’s cherished unicorns. A chance to redeem himself? He hoped so.

Mahdi began walking.

Somewhere a unicorn was in need. He’d find it and use all his powers to save it. Or die trying.

Published by jim bates

I live in Long Lake, Minnesota. I enjoy walking, gardening, bird watching, reading, writing, bicycle riding and playing with my fantastic grand kids. I have two wonderful boys who I see as often as I can. I'm retired after working many years as a sales and technical development and training instructor. I have also worked in a family owned garden center and most recently was part owner of a small gift shop near to where I live. I collect old marbles, vintage dinky toy race cars, YA books from the 1900's and vintage radios from the 30's and 40's. I am a passionate yo-yo player. I am a fortunate man - life is very good. My stories and poems have appeared in over two-hundred online and print publications including online in CafeLit, The Writers' Cafe Magazine, Cabinet of Heed, Paragraph Planet, Nailpolish Stories, Ariel Chart, Potato Soup Journal, Literary Yard, Spillwords (Dec, 2019, Author of the Month), The Drabble, The Academy of the Heart and Mind, World of Myth Magazine, The Horror Tree, The Terror House, Fox Hollow Stories and Bindweed Press. In print publications: A Million Ways, Mused Literary Journal, Gleam Flash Fiction Anthology #2, the Portal Anthology and the Glamour Anthology by Clarendon House Publishing, The Best of CafeLit 8 by Chapeltown Publishing, the Nativity Anthology by Bridge House Publishing, Forgotten One's Drabble Anthology by Eerie River Publishing, Gold Dust Magazine, Down In the Dirt Magazine and the Oceans Anthology and the 20/20 Anthology by Black Hare Press. I was nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize by The Zodiac Review for my 'flash fiction story, “Aliens.”

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