A Fantasy Short Story, "A Petition to Magic" hits virtual shelves

Germiston, Gauteng (South Africa) - Ekurhuleni resident, Graham Downs, has published "A Petition to Magic," a short fantasy story. The story revolves around a wizard, Solon. The last time he performed magic, something terrible happened
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Jan. 5, 2013 - PRLog -- Germiston, Gauteng (South Africa)—Ekurhuleni resident, Graham Downs, has published "A Petition to Magic," a short fantasy story.

"I hope people will see this story as a breath of fresh air," said Downs. "In the first place, because it's a story that I hope fans of the fantasy genre will not have read before. In the second place, because it's short. Let's face it, Tolkein, Goodkind and Brooks were/are amazing writers. The problem is, their stories are really epic. In this day and age, very few people have the time or span of attention to finish such a story. To my knowledge, there aren't many well-written short stories in the genre of fantasy. I have tried to ensure that 'A Petition to Magic' is of the highest possible quality, and at only 5 000 words, anyone should be able to read it in under half an hour!"

A synopsis of "A Petition to Magic" follows:

The last time Solon the wizard performed magic, something terrible happened. He swore he would never cast another spell as long as he lived.

Now, he faces a terrible decision: break his vow, and risk the loss of an innocent life, or do nothing and see a potentially innocent man put to death.


Queen Celeste rose to power a month ago, after the sudden death of her mother.

Desperate to prove herself, she agrees to hear the case of a simple farmer who claims a neighbour stole his cow.


In an effort to provide food for himself and his family, Marcus now seeks the help of a new queen. Will she help him in his plight?

The book is available to purchase from a variety of online stores. See the following blog post by the author, for a full list:


Graham Downs was born in Alberton, in Gauteng, South Africa. He now lives in Germiston with his wife. He is a computer programmer in Rivonia, who has always had a passion for writing. "A Petition to Magic" represents his first published fictional work, although over many years he has written blogs, essays, and website content for a variety of companies.

For more about Graham, please see his Goodreads author page at http://www.goodreads.com/grahamdowns/. You can also follow him on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/GrahamDowns/ or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/writergraham/.
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