Tournament at Bergum
by Chris Turner
An upstart swordstress, seeking her place in the world, trains under a controversial wanderer. Is he a sword-master in his own right? Her restless heart seems to think so, yet she is caught off guard when the trials come . . . The annual tournament is announced, and the Regent boasts of a new champion—one who strikes fear into the hearts of all . . . Fantasy adventure, 5600 words.