Young Tristan's First Adventure
by Alpert L Pine
In a world where adventurers are revered, Tristan and his best friend Peter aren't satisfied with waiting until they're grown up. Together, they sneak out from the safety of their walled town, into the darkness and danger of the world outside. Armed with blades "borrowed" from their fathers, the boys stumble into a deadlier encounter than either of them are prepared for. A short fantasy story.