The Healing Gift -Synopsis-The Healing Gift -Synopsis-3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
In a world where the main classes are all about summoning, fortune-telling, and magic; where a letter in your name can mean the difference between success and failure and healing is considered the greatest gift amongst all the pain, some fight to survive.
Zan, a girl in her 12th year, struggles to live. People around her hate her just because of her name and title. Her powerful gift does nothing to help that, but gives nothing to defend herself with. And with her power, a mysterious force is at work, plaguing her conscience, forcing her to the brink.
She has to succeed, her life depends on it. But how can she when everything seems set against her?
Days of NanoWrimoDays of NanoWrimo3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
Day One: This is so going to work! Kiss everyone goodbye, except for the voices in your head. They'll help you along the way, really! Make sure you are fully supplied with coffee and chocolate. Word Goal: 1,667
Day Two: You don't really have a plot, but that'll come in time, you say. Don't be afraid to stay up a little late. DO NOT EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE TODAY OR YOU WILL DIE! Word Goal: 3,333
Day Three: One tenth there, you tell yourself happily. Life is still good. Try looking at depressing poetry for more plot ideas, and read Shakespeare Cliff's Notes. If you've already read most of Shakespeare's works, constantly reference it in your novel, and smile because whoever you have read it first will either a: not get them and wonder where that came from, or b: think you are such a cool person because you've read Shakespeare. 5000
Day Four: Try explaining NanoWrimo to an outsider. Find some way to discreetly place a similar scene in your novel. Be sure the outsider is not a first reader. W
NaNoWriMo synopsis: The Lying DivisionA thief by trade, Klyte is forced into the secret Lying Division. His job is to keep the peasants content by twisting the truth, but it's not that simple. Visere, the captain of the division, says everything they do is legal. But Visere's a Liar. And a killer.NaNoWriMo synopsis: The Lying Division3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
Within days, Klyte sees how hard their job is. The vigilantes of the kingdom are desperate to reveal the veil of lies, to show the citizens how blind they have been. They want a rebellion, and they'll do anything to get it. Visere calls for a hunting trip, a much-needed break from the job. It soon dissolves into chaos and, for the first time, the Liars are faced with a group of people just as cunning as they are.
Then Klyte realises that his worst fear shouldn't be the vigilantes. It shouldn't be the impending civil war. It should be the person right in front of him, smiling that knowing smile and twirling a knife behind their back.
Sacrifice: Chapter TwoChapter TwoSacrifice: Chapter Two3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
I can tell you the truth behind your parents' deaths.
They died. Isn't that all that matters? They're dead and they're not coming back. That's the harsh truth of life. If you're alive, you will be dead someday. It seems sometimes that it'll be in the distant future, but often quite close. Too close for you to imagine. What did happen to my parents? A murder? Drowning? Hanging? Electrocution? Maybe even suicide?
Stop that, I tell myself. It's no use. They're dead, and there's nothing you can do about it other than sulk.
The tears find me again. The officer must be used to it, because he doesn't comment. Five minutes pass - or is it ten? I'm not sure. Time seems to stretch like an elastic band, flying past in slow motion, yet so fast.
I can tell you the truth behind your parents' deaths.
I'm tempted. I really am. I sneak a look at Amy's face and I know that she's thinking the same. Seconds tick by in complete silence, and questions race across my mind. I'm wa
Sacrifice: ProloguePrologueSacrifice: Prologue3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
I am fifteen years old, nearing sixteen, yet I have never seen the stars that scatter in the night sky. The ancient stories describe them as a beautiful sight when you have just had a rough day, but nowadays the sky is nothing but midnight blue bleached over with ash.
Centuries ago, my ancestors got careless. The world was already in a dangerous state, but no one took any action against it. Instead, they ignored it and kept playing with their scientific tools and technology, taking everything from nature but not giving anything back. Problems kept popping out, accumulating over the years, and by the time anyone had realized what they had done, it was too late.
Mutations started popping out, too vicious to kill, escaping from labs and cages. They were the results of too many DNA experiments, and careless ones at that. Monstrosities of creatures thought to only exist in fairy tales and legends now existed, hideous freaks sending shivers down the bravest's backs.
Incantare SynopsisShe is an ordinary girl. Unfortunately, ordinary girls make mistakes. Her biggest one? Stumbling into a cottage, not realizing whose it was, and eating the food. Consequences? She now has to venture to see the Fae Court, in the company of one Robin Goodfellow, aka Puck. What do they want? That's the question she wants answered.Incantare Synopsis3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
Robin Goodfellow never wanted this job, but he does what his Lord commands. He loves his Lord, but the bounds of propriety must still be observed. In the end, he knows where his place is, and he will always keep that place. If he does break it, it won't be because of his own actions.
Oberon loves his wife. He really does, but she understands him a little too well sometimes. Of course, Mab will not leave him alone either, but she at least does not live with him. He knows that he has to play by the rules, or this might all come crashing down on him.
Morgan always disliked the rules. They would always keep her from doing the things that brought her the most b
Sacrifice: EpilogueEpilogueSacrifice: Epilogue3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
It's been years since Aryn passed away that summer, under the stars.
People think I'm taking it too hard. Maybe they're right. But over a span of less than a year, I've lost everyone close to me. Mother, who still tucked me in every night, up until that last fatal day. Father, who was always so patient with me. And Aryn... my younger twin sister, someone corrupted by power but in the end, still found love in her heart.
I've lived a long, harsh life. I've lost the ones I loved most. I can't say I'm alone in this world, but at times it certainly feels like it. But from everything I've experienced - love, hatred, grief, jealousy, and betrayal - I've learned lessons. More than one.
Humanity has its limits. There's only so far we can go before having arguments and eventually war. Fights break out and blood will be drawn. Peacemakers exist, but not everyone is one. Hotblooded fools and stupidity will be with us until the end of time. If we try to push ourselves and
Sacrifice: Chapter Three and EndAUTHOR'S NOTE!!!!!Sacrifice: Chapter Three and End3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
Mkay, so, this is the chapter I was in process of. I WILL TELL YOU FIRSTHAND THAT I NEVER GOT TO FINISH CHAPTER THREE'S BODY. In fact, the paragraph you see at the end was planned to be the beginning of chapter four, but screw that. Anyways, yeah.... umm.... that's why it's sorta incomplete, because I never bothered to finish it. Still, it's all that I have.
My first instinct is to scream and run.
If it hadn't been for Amy, I might've just done that. Instead, I feel her body freeze next to mine, paralyzing me instantly as well. Fear based off of everything we've been taught at school plays a huge factor in this; we've never been taught how to fight them, because the Citadel was built to keep them out. It's as impenetrable to Fiends as Fort Knox. Even so, we still learned the evolution of Fiends: the different types, how they mutated, their appearance, their names I have long since forgotten... we were taught many things about them, but
Sacrifice: Chapter OneChapter OneSacrifice: Chapter One3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
When I was three, I learned something tragic called death. Since then, I've always dreaded my own, the day my lifeline will be snapped. Just another speck of dust flicked off the face of the universe. I have always known that day will come, because as humans, and as living beings, we are all bound for death. But I knew that I still had time, that I was still fifteen, that I had many decades left to live my life. I often wondered what a world would be like without Aryn Rosalina in it, but I had never thought of a world without my parents. Until now.
Yesterday they were still here...
Fighting back my tears, I try to imagine what their faces were like the last time I saw them. Father, waving goodbye to Amy and I as we ran off for school. Mother, making breakfast in the kitchen. Yesterday was a whole different world when my parents were still alive. Today is the day the truth hits hard, and becomes a dark turning point in my life.
My tears do not obey my comman
The Heart of the Mountain - synopsisA man knelt on the blood-soaked battlefield. He was the last one. The last of the Ar-Venui, the Swords of Death: Nothing to live for, just looking for something to die for. A sword was hanging above his head. The last rays of the dying sun were like a road to the oblivionThe Heart of the Mountain - synopsis3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
And the sword did not fall.
I am your only faithful one:
the lover of your pains
And when fate rides a chariot
them I'm holding the reins
A song beats in your veins
Once, long ago, Ar-Tenil had a wife, and a son that had to be born soon. Then the Lowlanders came to conquer the Mountains and discover the place of a great power from an old legend The Heart of the Mountain. He never heard of that place. The chaos of fight, one moment, one decision. He saved many lives that day but for them, his wife died. Now he is looking for the sons of the women he saved, to take them as a repayment of their debt, and train them as the new Ar-Venui. But a surprise awaits him - not all of them
Sacrifice: Teaser and IntroductionSacrificeSacrifice: Teaser and Introduction3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
In a world where deadly mutations, under the name of Fiends, are brought forth by the planet's careless experimentations, the only thing brewing around is trouble. The Citadel, a well-built fortress that shelters the remains of the human civilization, is the only safe haven left on Earth, and with the Fiends prowling at the borders, no one dares to step outside. But even so, tragic things can still happen on the inside.
Amy and Aryn Rosalina's parents are killed one night, leaving the two orphaned forever. Just when everything seems to be perching at edge, a sudden decision arrives out of the blue, and it all changes. In just a few mere days, the sisters are sucked into a whirlpool that will eventually lead to the truth of their parents' deaths and divide their loyalties for each other.
I figured that I might as well as get this over with already. You all know that I participated in NaNoWriMo this November, but because I was so freaking busy dur
WITICO SummaryMerissa's life was turned upside down the night her mother died, but she's held the true details of that night in since it happened. She holds everything in until, one night, it all becomes too much for the eighteen year old to handle. This is the night she tries to kill herself.WITICO Summary3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
She is sent to a therapist, Frank, who is her father's co-worker. Though Merissa is reluctant to open up, Frank continually preaches that she'll only feel better once she opens up.
In walks George, Frank's younger brother. Merissa immediately feels a connection with him. Though he is significantly older than she, Merissa and George become lovers, and he is ultimately the first who learns of the dark secrets Merissa harbors.
What will happen to Merissa: will she recover, or will her depression continue to get worse? Is she even telling everything about her past? And what will happen with her relationship with George, especially when Jake, her father, finds out?
Alexandria- SynopsisMy name is Alexandria. I was your average palace guard. I was almost killed by the princes and princess of my country. Now we're on the run together.Alexandria- Synopsis3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
With their odd mannerisms, looks, and Marks, I'm not sure if we can escape. I'm not sure if we'll be able to live much longer if we're found. I'm not even sure why we're being chased.
I do know something though. We're gonna find the answers soon...
NANO2011 ExtractI watched out the window as the clouds drifted casually through the dark sky. The sun was slowly setting as day became night and I became more and more scared. I listened to the sound of the cars rushing along the busy main road, everyone with somewhere to go, whether it be home to their family or out to see their friends. What I'd give right now to be in my car off to my boyfriends for the night. Instead I'm led here, no place to run or hide. Thoughts of today fill my head, and thoughts of way back then. I thought the past was forgotten, done. Little did I know that it would come back to haunt me like this. I hadn't really meant to tell her what I did. I guess I got caught up in the story telling, trying to invoke at least some kind of reaction. I mean it was a pretty dramatic story, maybe overdramatic, which would have been fine had she kept it to herself. I knew I should never have told anybody, no matter how much they said I could trust them. I guess the pressure just got too much.NANO2011 Extract3 years ago in 2011 More Like This
Thirty Days - SynopsisKelly Miller has always fancied herself a writer. However, she's never managed to actually finish anything she's written (unless it's around 5000 words). When a friend tells her about National Novel Writing Month, she thinks it's the thing she needs to kick her butt into gear and finally finish a long piece of writing (and write the male/male romance that's been sitting in her brain forever and a day because she's not quite ready to admit she likes that kind of thing). But, once she commits to doing it, everything goes wrong and threatens to leave her NaNo novel in the same state as her other long pieces: unfinished and taking up space on her hard drive.Thirty Days - Synopsis3 years ago in 2011 More Like This