A while ago it was suggested that the writing group I belonged to – Writers Anonymous – write stories around a springboard theme of “dead letters“.
As I’d never attempted to write fantasy before I decided to write a contemporary sci-fi/fantasy.
So here is the story/novella in full – originally entitled “The Postmaster’s Apprentice“, but after a suggestion by my good friend and writer, James Fanthorpe, (of XL Creations), I changed the title to the much better one; “In Defence of the Realm“. You’ll see why this title is closer to the story’s tale as you read each chapter.
Start here with CHAPTER 1 of “In Defence of the Realm“.