The opening chapters of the new story have been sent to the Moderators for posting.
Magic Ink VII opens with Margie's return to the O'Connell Realm. She is depressed by the fact that she needed to remove the use of Magic from the former Reality of Less Magic. The following day she and her friends learns about the time difference between the Fourth Reality and the O'Connell Realm.
Her Relatives are upset when she reveals that she is pregnant, but the Eternal Flame appears and settles things. Uncle Aengus decides that they need a Clan meeting to hear what Margie and her friends did to make it the Reality of No Magic.
The Clan dinner is held two days later. Following eating, Margie gives an account of what occurred in the now Reality of No Magic (Magic Ink VI), and calls on each of her friends to explain their part in what happened. Following her explanation, some of her Relatives want to see Robert in his Dragon form, and to see him fly, which he does the following day.
Christmas is only a couple of days after this, and on the 26th, she and Robert learn in a meeting what the new mission for the Clan is in the Fourth Reality, and that she and Robert will be the first to establish contact.
Later she and Robert determine when they will be married.
A few words about the story:
There are actual businesses and people from Statesboro's past that are named in the story who actually lived during the time that the story takes place. Some are well known historic figures, but others are just normal people. Others are people that I made up from my imagination.
With regards to the time frame in this and the previous two stories there is something that I should mention, as it really amazed me.
Magic Ink VI occurs in the year 2508 in the month of April, which was selected because of the timing of the moon phases.
Grace and Owen was written to occur in January of 1907, but for no particular reason.
You can imagine my surprise when I started Magic VII to discover that the days and dates in 2508 and in 1906 matched exactly after the first of March. The year 1906 was a leap-year so January and February didn't match.
I was really amazed that two years selected at random and without any connection would actually be in sync with each other. Perhaps the Eternal Flame inspired me, or it could have been just dumb luck.
Enjoy these two chapters. More next week as the story has been completed, but the editing lags behind as usual.