The Magician (part 3 of 7)

"Not intentionally, no, but yes I did, very early on. A sobering experience, my boy. At the time I didn’t know what I was doing, but that is a poor excuse for being a miserable human being having powers he shouldn’t be trusted with. Magic has consequences. In my defence I was drunk. I was onboard one of those cruise ships, as I said, enjoying the high life, this time in the Caribbean, and we faced a hurricane heading straight for us. I stopped that hurricane in mid-flow just with a wave of my hand and millions of gallons of water just fell out of the sky on us, threatening to drown the ship. So, with another wave of my hand, just like The Prophet Moses at the Red Sea, the falling water parted either side of the ship. Unfortunately, on one side the water completely swamped a small inhabited island."

 

"Wow! Amazing!"

 

"No, Ty, worse than amazing. Devastating more like. We stopped  the ship as soon as we could and the crew and the able bodied guests among us did what we could to save lives. I lifted the roofs of collapsed buildings up into the sky to get at injured people and bodies below. I tried to repair broken bones, but I know nothing of human anatomy and probably did more damage than...

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Tony Spencer
Jun 9 2020

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