Not sure what to say about this one...I wrote it for a contest, and it had to be less than 1,000 words, which was HARD. It's not my favorite, I've gotten better since I wrote it, but it's still a nice little story.
I would really love to hear your opinions on this one. I know the title is not very good, so if you have any suggestions that would be great. I know the characters are nameless, but I just did not feel that they needed any. I felt names would get in the way. As well as describing the relationship between them, I left it up to your imaginations. Any comments and critiques are appreciated.
A girl of recent times finds that her 'talents' of intense hearing ability aren't all that its cut out for. She is a shifter. A dragon shifter. And she is REAL.
Kares is a very historic city, the hub of thousands of years of history, and the heart of Orthodox Deiam for many of those years. Many sources, including the staunch atheist Karl Wyrdman, hail it as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. However, even a rose has thorns, and none are more aware of this than Father Miachellan. A doctor, priest and scholar at the Arsudei Heshin, he is among the few struggling to fulfil the medical needs of the hundreds of sick and dying turned out by the recent strike at Eden, Inc. However, he soon learns that the cities troubles are more widespread, and, indeed, closer to home than he had imagined.
And now we meet Jacael's childhood love. She's a nice girl really, and very pretty... Needless to say she doesn't have a lot of time in the series I'm working on. You also get to see how much depth of emotion our poor bastard lordling is capable of, something you might doubt later on in his life.
This story was inspired by a story that I read in Elfwood, called 'The God of Happiness.' That was a really good story that I recommend to anyone who can find it. (I have no idea where it is or who wrote it, but it was good.) I wrote this story in the same style as 'The God of Happiness,' but my message is different. It's really amazing, people can be offered the world if only they would believe. And yet somehow they never manage to find the faith that allows magic to happen.
This story came into being after reading an article about how 'adult' orented our society is; children and elders tend to be pushed into the margins. It made me think of the many wonderful friends I have living in rest homes, and wondered what it would be like for them if they didn't have anybody to take care of them. This story is what resulted.
I had this idea while reading 'Ben-Hur' and the part about the lepers. This story is about a city where all 'outcasts' are sent to: the Sick, the Disabled, the Blind, the Poor, the Superfluous, the Criminals and the Strange (werewolves, vampires and elves). I experimented a bit with the storytelling style. ^.^
This is a story that I wrote as an essay at school. It was supposed to be a detective novel, but it ended up more like a horror/fantasy story. Well, I think I'll have to blame myself for that, with all of my imagination I sort of find it difficult to keep things in reality... Well, I still got the best marks on it! ;) The novel was originally written in Swedish (since I am Swedish...), and I have spent quite a long time on translating it to english. I've really tried to get it as correct as possible. Although my english is not perfect, I really hope that you can understand it. If there are any obvious mistakes in the text, perhaps you can tell me about it? Enjoy! (April 2005)
I was originally gonna call this 'prayer for the dying' but the story has a humorous ending. Much of the backstory and even the title itself are things that have and still are happening in my family's life. I just put a religious twist to it. I think it's just my way of coping with the situation.
Trepanation... I like that word. I managed to include it here... And also some general critque against the witch hunt in the 15th-17th century (were the worst years in Sweden at least I think)
After a painting by Stokes which is displayed in the Musée d'Orsay. When vocalized, it starts on a high C and descends.
This is set in the future, let's say 40 or 50 years. There's a little note at the end explaining things, but you should probably read the story first.
Nicole makes a strange new friend and then follows her into a unfamiliar and terrifyingly strange world in a quest to find not only her friend's sister but Nicole's true identity. The WHOLE story so far, albeit dauntingly long...