A Gorgon's Journal - Part 3Day 7, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Today was my second encounter with humans. It did not go well.
The rain of the past few days had left and now there was plentiful sunshine. I decided I would quickly go outside today and look at the grounds surrounding the temple. I had my hesitations from the days before but I realize now that such unfortunate events will always occur with me. There's nothing stopping a stray animal from walking in the front door or landing on the roof while I'm practicing my lyre. I'm going to have to live with it.
However, my plans were cut incredibly short. As I rounded the corner to step outside, my eyes met the eyes of a young male warrior making his way towards the temple. He screamed at the top of his lungs as his body turned cold and gray. I slowly approached the new statue and was only halfway to him when I heard the sound of his comrades coming through the brush. I turned and ran for safety. I was not quick enough - they saw the back of my head as I sprinted inside.
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 2Day 3, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The only goal for today was to find a way to easily move heavy statues around the temple. While I could carry them, it would be slow and painful. Plus, the odds of me breaking and shattering one would be too high. I spent the first part of the day searching the temple for rope but to no avail. In the end, I ended up using some of the largest vines I could find from the pillars at the front of the temple to construct a sort of harness. Using it, I can tie several vines around the statues to secure them and then slip my arms through two other straps. This allows me to use my entire body to carry them on my back.
Still, it would have been very hard work had my hair not decided to help. As I put the first statue into the harness and began to carry it, the snakes suddenly wrapped themselves around the statue as well. The difference was amazing: my hair is apparently almo
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 1Day 1, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up today on a stone slab in the middle of a dark temple. I have no recollection of who I am or what I'm doing here. I don't feel it is amnesia, as I don't feel like I'm forgetting anything. It's weird...I have knowledge of this world despite having no memory of anything else. I know what the animals are called, what a tree is, what a plant is...I know how to talk, read, and write, and yet it's as if I suddenly dropped out of the sky and into this temple just a few hours ago.
I also have snakes for hair. It's not as bothersome as one would think, having live creatures living on your head. For the most part, they are not very active. They behave much like normal hair would, blowing in the breeze, simply sitting there without making any noise. However, they do seem to perk up a bit when I'm hungry. I'm guessing we share the same stomach.
As for the events that h
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 5Day 15, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I start my third week today in here today. I keep telling myself each day that maybe tomorrow, I'll go and find some answers about who I am or why I'm here, but I don't even know where to begin to search. However, I am quite certain someone has a plan for me: this temple conveniently appearing at the same time I did, this journal left for me, the lyre, all signs that someone is looking out for me. But why would someone create all of this for a single gorgon? If that person has the ability to create life and buildings and objects out of nothing, what purpose could I possibly serve them that they could not do themselves? There has to be more to my life than what I've already been doing, this can't be all there is to it.
Two more warriors arrived today: one male, one female. Both were very similar to the last one to arrive: arrogant, cocky, and easy to petrify. &
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 4Day 10, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just as I've been fearing for days, the first warrior came today to avenge his friends. I was eating lunch when I heard him calling me out from the main entrance. He gave a long-winded speech about how he would "show me the light of justice" and other lines that I'm sure he thought would fill me with fear. Instead they just made me want to get rid of him sooner. When he was done, I gave him my own speech: I told him my side of the story. I told him I didn't want to cause anyone harm, that I just wanted to be left alone. I begged for him to leave if he valued his own life.
He just laughed. "A trick", he called it. He was "too strong" to be fooled by such "meager words". I spilled my heart out and he just laughed in my face. So, I showed him how strong he really was. He had stood there in the door, eyes wide open, just begging for me
MLAAS - Ch 7Chapter 7 - Good AdviceMLAAS - Ch 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I continued the one sided conversation with the statue across from me in the darkness, telling her all about my life: birthday parties, school, friends, family, and the events that lead me to where I was. I talked about television and my favorite foods and anything I could do to take my mind off of things. I made sure to keep my mind flowing like a river, not giving myself a single second to stop and reflect again. After a few hours, I had run out of things to talk about. As I struggled to come up with another topic, I realized it was becoming hard to keep any sort of thought straight.
I...I...wait, what was I just doing?
Suddenly, I was conscious again. I had apparently dozed off in the middle of my search for a topic. It was then I realized: Sleep is possible, even when you're just a chunk of rock. However, it's unlike most normal sleep. There i