By Robert Asprin
Skeeve used to be a magician's apprentice--until an murderer struck and his grasp was once killed. Now, with a purple-tongued demon named Aahz as a significant other, he is on a quest to get even.
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Cold, vicious, and bloodthirsty," the demon gasped as if he had read my thoughts. " I said because I couldn't think of anything else to say. "Something wrong with your ears? ' " "I heard you. " He jerked a thumb at Garkin's body. "Sorry for the dramatics. " "Well, actually, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. " He chuckled to himself as he strode out of the pentagram and began leisurely inspecting the premises. "So this is Garkin's new place, huh? What a dump. " To say I was perplexed would be an understatement.
Now, you have a vague idea about other dimensions because I told you about them earlier. You also have firsthand experience that magicians can open passages in the barriers between those dimensions. Well, different magicians use that power in different ways. Some of them, like Garkin, only use it to impress the yokels; summon a demon, visions of other worlds, that kind of schtick. " He paused to take another gulp of wine. Surprisingly, I felt no urge to interrupt with questions. "Technology in different dimensions has progressed at different rates, as has magik.
Here's what I want you to do. Stare at the sky or contemplate your navel or something. " I don't know how many hours we spent on that drill. It's more difficult than it sounds, mustering one's powers from a standing start. Just when I thought I had it down pat, Aahz switched tactics. He would engage in a conversation, deliberately leading me on, then would interrupt me in mid-sentence with his signal. Needless to say, I failed miserably. "Relax, kid. Look, try it this way. Instead of mustering your power from scratch each time, create a small space inside yourself and store up some energy there.
Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin