Hi everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been absent for so long and that I haven’t replied to comments yet. I’ve had a lot going on lately…
Anyways, CWWC started again!!! YAAAY!!! I am SUPER excited about this and AAWC because, guess what? TEAM SWAN IS WINNING!!! WHOOT WHOOT!!! 😀
Alright, here are the prompts I am using:
It was a beautiful afternoon in Upago. The sun was shining, white fluffy clouds filled the periwinkle blue sky, and a breeze rustled the leaves in the trees around us. My sister, Millicent, and I came to our favorite spot in the forest, where we sat on a fallen tree that spread across the gap between the hills. The Loshon Falls were loud, yet peaceful before us as I read my favorite book to my older sister.
“….and drove away in state to meet and escort her guests the banquet.” I finished reading and closed the hardcover book, setting it gently on my lap.
“Molly, we should leave now, before they find out.” Millicent urged, spreading her ginormous dragon wings to take flight.
“Oh, Millie, don’t worry about it. I’ve been reading for years and nothing has ever happened. Stop being such a worry wart.” I teased, tucking my loose curl which had fallen from my messy bun behind my ear.
I know it seems strange that a dragon and a human could be sisters, but alas it is true. I am part dragon, however. I posses some of the qualities such as fire breath and flight. Wings will just suddenly appear when I need them and I let them carry me high into the sky, above the untouchable clouds. It was simply wonderful….
“Molly!” Millicent shouted.
“Hm?” I asked, snapping out of my daydream.
“Let’s get out of here.” She insisted.
“Oh, alright.” I said with a sigh. Just as we were about to take flight, the Ferrymen appeared out from the trees. Ferrymen guarded all the mirrors in the world, preventing anyone from going through their portals. This was the task that The Mirror bestowed upon them. The Mirror was like our king; it decided our fate and told the Ferrymen what to do.
“Molly, I’m afraid we have to take you to The Mirror.” One of the Ferrymen informed. I glanced at Millie, who’s eyes were wide in fear.
“May I ask why?” I inquired.
“Have you not been reading a book from the outside world? And is that not forbidden and punishable by banishment?” The Ferryman answered with his own questions. I froze, my heart beating so hard and fast that it hurt. I couldn’t believe that after all of these years, I had been caught.
Millie looked at me with tears in her big, dragon eyes. I knew how scared and heartbroken she was. Now, because of me, we may never see each other again.
“May I have a moment, please?” I requested and the Ferrymen nodded.
I took a few steps closer to my sister and placed my hand on her neck, stroking her cold dragon scales.
“It’ll be okay, Millie. I honestly doubt that I’ll be banished. The Mirror hardly ever separates families.” I assured her, though inside I was slightly doubtful.
“Just promise me you’ll never leave. If you do, I’d be all alone.” Millie said as tears poured out of her eyes, falling to the river below, sending ripples across the water.
“I won’t. It’ll be okay.” I promised, and wrapped my arms around her – well – as far around her neck as they could go.
“I’m ready.” I informed the Ferrymen, and they bound my hands with thick rope, leading me deep into the woods and down the dirt road up to the palace, where The Mirror was waiting.
“Mirror, we have brought you Molly, just as you requested.” A Ferryman announced as we stepped into a large room. The Mirror was over 100 feet tall and looked rather intimidating. I had never seen him before myself, and must admit, was rather afraid. Anxiety came over me like the clouds came over the sun. I was extremely nervous.
“What will be her fate, Mirror?” Another Ferryman inquired. Then the ground began to rumble and the mirror revealed a place that I had never seen before. There was water and golden dirt and people on strange flat boards gliding on top of the water.
“Wh- what is that?” I stammered.
“The Mirror has decided your fate.” The Ferryman closest to me informed, and before I knew what was happening, I was pushed hard through The Mirror, crashing into it and falling for what seemed like forever until I landed firmly on the ground.
I dragged my hands through the golden grain, that was dirt-like, but not quite like any dirt I had ever felt. It was burning hot and I slowly lifted my head to see what was before me. I saw shattered glass on the ground and as I looked further away, I saw hundreds of people in chair-like beds and sitting on top of blankets. They wore silly hats and eye coverings.
I stood up and turned around, facing water as far as the eye could see. And I saw the people gliding across the water on strange boards, like I had seen inside the mirror. This is so weird. I turned to my left, where a tall mountain sat full of houses and trees and other peculiar buildings.
“What is this place?” I wondered aloud.
“This is Florida, Molly.” A man from behind me informed. I twirled around to face him and stared at him in shock.
“How do you know my name?” I inquired, suspiciously.
The man smirked and said mysteriously, “I’ve been waiting for you for a long time, Molly. Before I answer any of your questions, you’re going to answer some of mine. Let’s go somewhere where we can talk.”
Ooooh!! So mysterious…. And what a cliffhanger, right?! XD
I hope you enjoyed it!
Before I go….
HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!!! MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU ALL!!! 😀