In those days, there was war. War between the unseen things of the Dark and Secret Place, the name of which, even now, is best remembered — but not spoken, and those who dwelt in The Light.
At this time, King Allwyngarth, a leader of men, called upon Daghtwaal the…
Originally posted on 121words.com — a complete story in 121 words. Here formatted as 11 lines x 11 words.
We are standing, close together, our toes just over the edge.
I look down. The water far below heaves sluggishly. I can’t.
He squeezes my hand. ‘We are doing this together,’ he says.
‘We are doing this because we are together,’ fills my mind.
If I close my eyes will it be easier for me?
No. If I must jump I must see where I jump.
‘Someone is coming. Quickly, we must do it now,’ he urges.
‘Ready?’ I nod, ‘Go!’ he says. He moves forward. We jump.
‘That was so fantastic!’ I splutter and cough. My fear gone.
We swim away from the water slide to the pool’s steps.
I cling to him a moment, then. ‘Let’s do it again.’
'Mike!' she couldn't keep the pleased surprise out of her voice. 'What are you doing here? I seem to remember that we agreed we would never see each other ever again,' she tried to sound indifferent.
Memories flooded back. The early days when they both believed they had found a soulmate…
Summary of Volume 1 of my Dissertation on ‘The Great Work’.
Iolest (author of The Great Work)
Gender: Female. Ethnicity: unknown. Her existence is traceable back before the pan-galactic expansion of humankind, therefore, Old Galaxy. She refers to herself as ‘Personal and Business Assistant to Rak Strez’. She is very tidy…