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Tales Of The Barbarian
Excerpt from "Tales Of The Barbarian" by John T. M. Herres
Able VS Chosen Ones
    Able snuck through the darkness, his small incantation allowing his eyes to see. The rocky ridge covered with snow and ice proved challenging as he navigated toward the base camp of The Chosen Ones.
    He could see the harder patches of ice and avoided the loud crunching from his weight smashing them. Being wrapped in thick hides and furs also slowed progression, but in order for his attack to be successful, none of the smaller considerations could be overlooked.
    He sighted a glow over some boulders half a mile ahead. Climbing to a higher vantage point, he traced a route to follow.
    Creeping up to the final rock, he pressed his back into a depression to catch his breath and gather his thoughts. The spells he would use depended on how many people he needed to battle.
He drew his sword, turned his chest to the stone, and lean
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Challenge Of The Velah- From Chapter One
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Standing, I surveyed my surroundings. With the forest making a barrier all around the edges, the glade itself looked like its own little sanctuary. The ground had a slight roll to it, the grass, so lush and green, grown to eighteen inches high, with several varieties of yellow, pink and blue flowers in patches making a colorful carpet. Several old oaks and elms stood scattered around and looked to be perfectly set apart to shade a building.
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I have just joined in order to have another outlet for spreading word about my writings.

I have been writing with intent to complete a publishable novel since late 2010.

I began writing "Challenge Of The Velah" from, as with most of what I write, a phrase tromping other thought processes. When I wrote it down, more followed, and now I have the beginnings of a very (pardon the reference) challenging project.

That sentence came out:
"Then one day, as I stumbled upon a clearing, I found, much to my surprise, a much desired resting place for my weary bones." and has been since edited to "One day, as I stumbled upon a clearing, I found, surprising as it may have been, a much-desired resting place for my weary bones."
It may still need some work, but that's why they call it a "revision process".

Not only do I know little to nothing about either space travel or the workings of the ships used in that capacity, but I am trying to accomplish this task with no dialog in the story. There are quoted blocks where one of the alien characters is giving the history of their race and the weapon called Dagonae.

I am told that it can be done, but is extremely rare and quite difficult to pull off. I have hopes to get away with it. Most people who have read it had to verify the claim when I told them there is no dialog.

I have a blog devoted to the Barbarian, so I am making another for the Velah.

-- John


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John T. M. Herres
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
I am a fiction writer;
A creator of larger-than-life heroes of ages gone by;
Great wizards gone bad, and those who resist them;
War between interstellar residents, both on this planet and far away;
Alien races intent on the annihilation of any being not their own,
and weaker ones in need of a savior- as well as the One who becomes their savior.

When you get to my writing, sit back, hold on, and enjoy the adrenaline rush!


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