HeedlessSorceress Islands #1
On a nice spring day, bridge guardian Mikolas relaxes with his daughter while on duty. No one wants to cross the magical bridge because anyone from the other side who crosses will be executed on the grounds of being a mage. That day a mage boy waddles onto the bridge before Mikolas can stop him.
Now he must convince the boy’s father to give up his child or they will all be executed.
This is the short story that starts the Sorceress Islands series.
Because this is a short story, I don't have an excerpt at the moment. (It wouldn't consist of much.)
Crossing bridges and/or borders should be magical, right? Something should be different on the other side. So often it isn't. In this story, it definitely is.