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Do all of us have destinies we won't keep away from? Or is every one people capable of make sure our personal destiny through our activities? Are there key moments in time that provide targeted possibilities to alter fate?

those are only the various questions explored in 16 unique stories that stick with the trails of fates to far away worlds, dimensions, and instances. From a being knowledgeable to be anything he was once not...to a road seller promoting destiny dogs...to the "true" tale of King Arthur...to a gambler who turns to the Kabbalah to discover a certain bet...to a guy whose female friend is likely one of the 3 Fates...to the story of 1 woman's appointment with Death...here are stories of darkness and probability, and tales with a funny twist-gripping visions of the position destiny can play in anyone's life.

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I by no means do. ’’ Hrolf felt his legs move susceptible. He sat down. It was once larger than falling, whether it made her smile. a minimum of the floor felt reliable. ‘‘You have bespelled me. you're the monster, Jack. ’’ Now her smile became to a chortle of laughter. ‘‘I want i'll. My abilities are small. A minor glamour is all that's quite in my strength. And it really works badly on one like you, Hrolf. you spot me a lot as i'm, until I exert each grain of my will on you. i will be able to purely do this for a short while. now not considered one of your get together wondered what a tender lady was once doing on your midst. Or should still I say none of them other than you. None of them remembered me by means of sunlight. other than you. move now. i can't damage you or perhaps the others. As I acknowledged, I by no means do. ’’ Hrolf shook his head. He started to see his accountability right here, as low as he beloved it, with Jack during this shape. ‘‘You have killed many. All that dare to enterprise right here. ’’ ‘‘I have by no means killed any guy. Have I killed any in this day trip? ’’ ‘‘Thorvard. ’’ ‘‘Did you spot his physique? ’’ Honesty pressured Hrolf to confess that he had now not. ‘‘But then what occurred to him? ’’ ‘‘He fled from me onto the heath. After that I don’t recognize. The chilly or his personal worry can have killed him. yet no longer me. that will be opposed to our compact and my nature. along with, you're all shielded and armed with chilly iron that will kill me. I basically have my illusions and your worry to guard my sacred cost. ’’ ‘‘But many expeditions have got down to search the remainder of the dragon’s hoard ever given that Sigurd got here again with a part of it. they've got all disappeared. our bodies . . . and ponies have again, with the riders savaged and killed. ’’ ‘‘Some of them have been killed through one another. i've got continuously lower back the our bodies. As for the others, those that disappear, good there are a dozen little kingdoms throughout the following. the possibilities are opposed to all of them finishing up within the comparable one. And people being what they're, they’re not likely to inform a real story once they come again. i'm an exact Jack. there were twenty-three expeditions to discover the remainder of Fafnir’s gold. There has to be ten ’sole survivors’ of every of them in the market, and plenty of extra who don't admit that they ever ventured onto Gnita Heath. ’’ ‘‘Then why do you do it? ’’ requested Hrolf. whatever approximately all of it rang precise. in any case, what she had stated approximately their very own excursion and her glamour did look right. ‘‘It is my work,’’ she replied. ‘‘A a part of my appointed job. I do take pleasure in it much, I admit. They’re many. i'm one and vulnerable opposed to the sunlight and chilly iron. It’s a problem. ’’ She smiled, her face cunning with mischief. ‘‘It retains me from being too bored. The watch is an extended and lonely one. ’’ good. As a bored younger shield he’d as soon as tied his fellow warriors’ boots including thongs, after which woken them. ‘‘So you retain those that look for Fafnir’s hoard away via trickery and illusions? ’’ She pulled a face. ‘‘Not all, no. yet greed killed the single workforce that did locate their manner there. They fell to battling between themselves. Their bones lie with these Fafnir wolfed. ’’ She was once a creature of evening and darkness.

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