Many fantasy lovers have heard the well told story of a human meeting different creatures with magical powers, strange features and such like. And then of course the human realises that deep, deep inside there is a power within him and he awes the world with this power, be it be breathing fire, warping reality or indeed in some cases; bringing hope to mankind. That's what is going to happen here I guess, when I open this gate to the 'Academy for the Uniquely Talented' and walk through to the playground full of people with weird tails and horns, trying to avoid the balls of flames they conjure up and the black hole that seems to have been created in one corner. One problem with that though. I am a bloody human.
The tree of belowThe tree of below4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Tree of Below
"Dad's gonna kill me!"
Orange leaves flapped in the fierce wind around Kathy as she reached for another branch. Her foot slipped and she screamed, swinging, hands flailing --
Trickles of blood ran over the leaves of below, turning them crimson.
Dad didn't kill Kathy
But the ground did.