Bind by the River

Bind by the River

Bind by the River

Short Story by Stefon Mears



Exhausted, starving, and out of magic: a terrible way to meet your assassin.
Terlik meets the warrior woman beside a river. Him: an exhausted apprentice wizard on a mission for his master. Her: a dishonored warrior-turned-assassin, hunting for Terlik.
Terlik will die … unless his wits prove faster than his spells.
Bind by the River, a fantasy short story adventure full of honor and trickery. From Stefon Mears, author of Half a Wizard and With a Broken Sword.


Stefon Mears earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from N.I.L.A., and his B.A. in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Ritual and Mythology) from U.C. Berkeley. Stefon’s short pieces have sold to magazines such as Fireside and Strange Horizons and anthologies edited by Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Kerrie L. Hughes, and John Helfers. He has published eighteen books to date, including The Telepath Trilogy. Look for him online at, on GooglePlus, or @stefonmears on Twitter. Sign up for his newsletter at, or his Patreon at