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Into The Past


By JJ Argus


Copyright 2012



Smashwords edition


JJ Argus has written more than 250 novels, and been published in hardcover, softcover, and innumerable magazines and digests.


This story is a work of fiction. All characters are over eighteen.







Chapter One





Oh it must have been grand once!

Meghan sighed as she imagined the fortress as it would have stood almost fifteen hundred years earlier. Castle? A small city, in truth. The outer walls were nearly sixty feet high, and ran along the edge of the ocean to the south, then inland to where the mountains rose up to tower hundreds of feet above. There was a massive outer gatehouse reached by way of a thirty foot long drawbridge, and it stood in the middle of a large moat on the western side. In fact, the moat was so large the gatehouse had a second drawbridge which dropped down onto a flat stone midway along. A third drawbridge then dropped from the other direction, from the second gatehouse.

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