Failure of Duty

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A Guard of the Citadel who appears for duty while drunk risks at the very least a flogging. So, what happens when the Guardsman in question is one of the new King's friends?


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Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Failure of Duty 12,489 0 22 May 09
Appx. Word Count 12,489 0  



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Failure of Duty

Sword of Shagrat - 27 May 09 - 5:57 AM

General Comment

The first story I have read on this site. Failure of Duty is listed as a humorous story but I found it very touching rather than funny. Almost brought a tear to the eye at the end! An excellent story, very enjoyable.

Failure of Duty

Larner - 01 Jun 09 - 9:49 PM

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It's rather difficult to decide precisely how to list a story such as this one.  It's one I was directly challenged to write, and that I found quite fun--and definitely a challenge--to see done properly without making it too maudlin on one side or too slapstick on the other, and to keep in line with my personal storyline, which is reasonably familiar to those who have read many of my stories.  I am rather glad Golden set the challenge for me, actually!

I'm just glad you enjoyed it.  Thank you!

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Story Information

Author: Larner

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Humor

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/22/09

Original Post: 05/22/09

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