The Insane Knight Raises the Dead

by Hobo Beard Bob
originally published at 12:05AM on Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Necromancer looked down at the corpse of the dwarf. She looked back up at the Knight who had, just moments ago, brought the body into her tent and dropped it in front of her, demanding that she raise it from the dead. Now he stood there grinning at her in a way which made her very uncomfortable; and it is almost impossible to make a Necromancer uncomfortable.

“You…are….aware zat ze corpse has no head?” she asked suspiciously. Her eyes kept wandering from his demented, grinning face to his Paper Mache Armor, then back to the grin again.

“Yes. That is how he died, madam. One cannot live without ones head. Time is of the essence. We’re hot on the killer’s trail! I think he is still in possession of the head!”

After a bit of chanting and powder sprinkling, the Necromancer shook her staff over the body and it sat up. It felt for its head, realized that it was gone and shrugged.

“Terrific!” The Insane Knight shouted. “You’re back, Tlod! We can’t waste any more time. Lets go!”

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Comments

  • from Kermitgorf:

    loved the hunor mixed with the creepiness of headlessness body. well written, held my interest from 1st sentence to last.

  • from Alexa ♥:

    Bringing life back into a the corpse of a headless dwarf can be complicated.

  • from thebetweenspace:

    It was great from start to finish. I loved the line: Her eyes kept wandering from his demented, grinning face to his Paper Mache Armor, then back to the grin again. Very funny.