From the FANTASY/SCI-FI FILM & WRITING FESTIVAL!
“Fantasium” is still in the process of being written, but currently what I give below is the first chapter of the book:
In a state of hysterical fear, a young woman wearing a worn-out, ripped-up, filthy, white, one-piece dress made of itching wool runs over the mucky soil of a dense, but dead, forest. She stumbles over protruding roots and hearty weeds, expression wild. Her skin marred by mud and various cuts and bruises in differing stages of healing. Her long, matted hair, like an angry fire flickering wildly from her head, ruffles in the breeze and bobs with her frantic movements.
The female, appearing no older than a teenager, breathes heavily yet quickly; it is raspy, and her ample chest heaves greatly. Using beaten, yet still very feminine, hands, she pushes herself forward as fast as she can; as fast as her long, slender legs will take her.
Somewhere, an angry mountain crackles. She won’t stop to look.
She won’t stop, even when she’ll become tired and too weary to carry on. She won’t look back to see if anyone’s pursuing her. She doesn’t know where she is. She doesn’t know where she’s headed – she cares not about that, for so long as she heads away from where she’d been held captive for so long. That is all she cares about.
She escaped her prison this time, but it’ll be coming for her. Stalking her by day and haunting her by night. Not until she can manage to leave this hell for good. But, who knows when that may be…
Every noise, though most are from her own self, is frightening. Every little sound threatens to be a menace out to seize her up again. Every light an eye watching her. Every slight motion an enemy ready to strike. That dark, dank, deep that held her hostage for so long. It forces her to continue running, even when her body wants to collapse and die.
Despite herself, tears build up in her large, emerald eyes, and begin trickling down her cheeks. She’s never been so terrified. So vulnerable. So mortal…
Happy New Year! 🙂
Another tease for the book…:
After more than an hour at sea, and me at the brink of absolute boredom, little Yolua scampers in, expression wild, saying that a machine is flying around in our area.
“A flying machine, Yoll?” I clarify; her statement sounds like fantasy.
“Yeah. A flying machine, Hal,” she clarifies in return. I’m still stupefied, however.
“That’s probably not good,” responds Uncle from the alcove that is the steering hub just on the other side of the partition separating it from the dinner table, as I am already making my way onto the deck in the hope of seeing what Yoll saw.
Good as gold, Yoll is, as I can clearly see a metallic-looking dragonfly-looking craft…
Coming right for us…
My strong heart literally skips a beat, as I scamper madly back toward the cabin. Colliding head-on with Yoll, who was just making her way back out. My momentum causes us both to crash against the now-closed wooden door.
Without hardly any chance on my part to even conceive of my next move, let alone to process it and much less carry it out, I feel something grab gruffly at my backside. The force of whoever had grabbed me, pulling me up and away, was apparently enough to knock me out.
My very last recollection being Yolua’s squeal of terror in my face, and her clutching to my neck, as we were both whisked away in a flash…
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 🙂
“Hey, girl!” comes an uncanny, somewhat musical voice from my right. Thoe…
I snap out of my preoccupation, and quickly reach for a plate and utensils. I start putting food on my plate, and I resist the urge to blush obscenely.
“Was that an infatuation I just witnessed, Hal?” Thoe speaks again, clearly badgering me about it. She’s like that…
So am I, actually…
I guess that happens after spending many years with Step-dad.
“Think what you will,” I simply reply, returning a smile to her before returning once more to food.
I try to steal another look at Maphis, but no such luck this time. He’s gone elsewhere, beyond my sights now.
“I could help you out with that, you know, given my prowess in dating,” enters Thoe again.
“Rely on a girl who cannot hold a man for more than a year? Yeah…” I remark, confidently for once.
“Who chokes up when things get tense?”
“It has to be me, Thoe,” I say, folding, “it has to be me…”
With that, I give her another kind smile, and continue on with my food business.
Another excerpt from Pathallea…
The girl in the center is named “Hallie.” She is a human-hybrid being with four arms.
Break the November shut-out…:
The date was 0.1.9.7.126.96.36.199 and the 9th day of the Cycle when great King Minkathnaazrah stood on the beaches of Arkoul, in the Ile Kyira chain, and, with the awesome weight of his thousands-strong army, proceeded to lay siege to the fortress of the evil Slenka and their forces using the most advanced siege weapons of his time. By sunset, the stronghold had been razed to the ground, and was being consumed by hungry flames whose tendrils lapped at the sky itself. So ended the Great War…
So opens the ‘story’, otherwise called Pathallea…
Other Pronoun Forms:
Where = larr There = lirr Here = lurr
When = yarr Then = yirr If = yurr Now = yorr
Whence = warr Thence = wirr Hence = wurr
Wherefor = sharr Therefor = shirr Herefor = shurr How come = sherr
Which = theks Whether = thoks
>>”Wherefor” = “Why”; “Herefor” = “How.”
To = yil From = yel Near = yilk Away = yelk
In = il Out = el Inside = ilk Outside = elk
On = ik Off = ek Upon = ic Off of = ec
Up = ber Down = bor Over = berk Under = bork
Before = beri After = bori In front = berik Behind = borik
Within = ilpha Without = elpha With = pha
Through = phik Across = phuk Along = phak At = yeck
Beside = thik Between = thuk Among = thak Beyond = yock
And = niks Or = nuks Either = uks
Neither = huks Nor = muks For = rok Against = rek
And/or = meks And not = miks
So = aks Yet = eks But = oks
Because = gegek For = ge Other = ora Another = orra
Thus = thiks Rather = thuks Though = thaks Than = theck Same = thack
As = ock Like = eck Unlike = meck As () as = ok-()-k
All = a Many = um Some = om Few = em None = im
Always = am Any = eh Few = mum Much = u Every = mam
More = ner Most = ser Ever = ker Never = iker Even = kerk
Although = gedeg Almost = gekeg Altogether = gedek Also = gek
Since = phiks Thorough = phigik Well = phuk Again = phis About = phus
>>The above prepositions, conjunctions, and adverbs are arranged according to word similarities; not so much according to their actual semantic value (although that is still mostly the case). For example, ‘because’ is not an adverb, but conjugates like one (due to it deriving from ‘of’).
Thoul numbers are easily conjugated, and thus overall more on the boring side of things…
0 = ih 0th = ihkya (ihtya) 11 = eshe
1 = e 1st = ekya Once = etya 12 = eshes
2 = es 2nd = eskya Twice = estya 13 = esher
3 = er 3rd = erkya Thrice = ertya 20 = esesh
4 = em 4th = emkya (emtya) 30 = eresh
5 = ey 5th = eykya (eytya) 100 = ash
6 = eye 6th = eyekya (eyetya) 1,000 = ath
7 = eyes 7th = eyeskya (eyestya) 1,000,000 = ay
8 = eyer 8th = eyerkya (eyertya)
9 = eyem 9th = eyemkya (eyemtya)
10 = esh 10th = eshkya (eshtya)
Half = ecesa Three-quarter = ercema
Third = ecera Two-third = escera
Quarter = ecema Three-half = ercesa
Fifth = eceya Four-third = emcera
Sixth = eceyea
Seventh = eceyesa
Eighth = eceyera
Ninth = eceyema
Tenth = ecesha
AND THAT CONCLUDES PART TWO! More on Thoul grammar to come, eventually…
University is in full swing, and with this new work-load you’ve certainly noticed my sheer lack of activity here.
That’ll continue for, I think, at least another month.
In other news, Pathallea‘s about ready to see a professional editor. Someone who edits sci-fi/fantasy novels is best.
Anyone of such profession out there in the World? If so, then I’d like to hear from you!
Pulled from the Net… none of these belong to me…
He’s also in the process of composing a sci-fi novel!
Link here: https://storytimewithmistere.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/chapter-1/comment-page-1/#comment-1
Check him out, and be sure to give feedback! (since y’all won’t do it on mine — just sayin’…)
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