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The Shining City (Chapter I) by Mark White
In the Roman Empire of AD 70, a one-armed former legionary and the owner of a bakery and sometime poet are sent to Africa Procunsularis on a mission to The Shining City.
This is Chapter I of a longer short story that is planned to be not more than two Chapters in length. Much of this Chapter is devoted to presenting the narrator, his world, and the circumstances of how a simple baker and wannabe poet finds himself in foreign lands.
This is quite a long Chapter at just under 5,500 words, or about 22 minutes reading time (at the estimated 250 words per minute average for educated readers).