Saturday, 5 November 2016

The White Giantess and The Three Dwarf Brothers

Once upon a time, in a land far, far, away, there lived a Giantess in a dense forest. 

Everyone who knew her called her the White Giantess.
It was due to her fondness for white clothes.It also did not hurt that she was fair skinned.
She lived in a huge house that she had built. Not much was known about her, except that everyone feared her.

On the outskirts of this very forest, in a small and tiny town, there lived three dwarf brothers. Named S,R and M by the many villagers after their parents had abandoned them in a cottage, they lived among them as their children. S was the oldest of the three and M the youngest. They did odd jobs for surviving and for their day to day expenses.

One day while out in the forest to gather some wood, young M lost his way. S, calling out for M, found himself going deeper and deeper into the forest.

He finally reached a part of the forest he had never seen before. A beautiful clearing, with trees and shrubs, wild animals and birds and a river.

S, tired beyond measure, took a deep drink from the river to find it to be tasty. He drank more and then found a cozy spot under a tree.
He did not intend to fall asleep, but fall asleep he did.
His snores attracted the attention of the White Giantess, who was nearby.

She came to see who was making such a ruckus, only to find a small man sleeping under the shade of her bonsai tree.

Pitying the small creature, she took him in her tender arms, carrying him over to her very large home.
And all this while, he did not stop snoring. He was so tired that he did not even notice being carried.

He soon woke up, pleasantly surprised to be surrounded by things that were too large.
He saw an eye peer at him from above.

Believing the stories he had heard from the villagers, he tried to run away from her.

She stopped him with a large hand and brought him to eye level.

'Why are you afraid of me?' she asked, her eyes moist.

'You... You're the White Giantess. Everyone told us to be afraid of you', S said, his fear not showing through his bravado.

She laughed, the sound echoing through the house. It was deafening for him, not being used to such large sounds.
Sensing his discomfort, she stopped laughing.
And soon, they were pals. They did not notice the time passing from noon to late noon and then to dusk. And finally they realized that time had gone when the pearly rays of the moon touched his arms.

She dropped him off at the edge of the forest, lest he lose his way again. But this time, she made him promise to come back to her home.

And it was just as he reached the edge of the town that he remembered his brother M.

As he walked towards town, he saw a large crowd near his home. Fearing the worst, he ran towards it, only stopping when he saw angry villagers scowl at him.
Only then did it dawn on him that it was he who had made such a fuss now.

Sheepish, he walked into his home, thanking all the villagers for their love.
His brothers hugged him and cried for a while and then listened in rapt attention as he told them everything about the giantess.
He could see that they were skeptical, but he did not talk about the topic anymore.

And that was that.

But S made it a point to visit her every week under the pretense of collecting wood.

And soon, they were best friends. They shared everything, from her loneliness as being the Sole Giant in the area, to his fear of him and his brothers not finding partners for eternity.

And soon, even without them knowing, they fell in love.

He talked to his brothers about it and they supported him.
But the villagers were afraid for his life and did not want him to take the risk.

They even found a beautiful lady for him to marry from the neighboring village.

But his heart was made up and he fought for her.
She slowly won the trust of the villagers and they accepted her.
And he, at long last, married his true love.

His brothers too married beautiful, capable young women and they all lived happily ever after with their children and grandchildren.

Monday, 24 October 2016

The Reluctant Hero - Chapter 2

He saw the nearly floored pavement raising up to greet him, his speed incontrollable. 
He closed his eyes to let the floor touch him, punch through him. And with a resounding bang, he crushed into the pavement. 

The bricks around his body cracked, dust flying in the air. 
Men and women alike ran away from his body. A few brave souls ran towards him, to help him. 

They ran closer to him, a couple of them calling out for help,a few on their phones and even lesser people calling the police. 

As the dust cleared, they could him out, lying on the floor. 

They ran closer to him,to find ripped clothes and no blood. 
He was stirring, his incredibly muscled body not showing even a sign of impact. 

An ambulance screeched to a halt near his body, shooing away the onlookers. 
They brought stretchers and placed him on it,ever so gently. 
The lack of blood seemed to disturb them, but they cleverly hid it. 
They deduced that he might have internal bleeding and decided that he must be transferred to a hospital. 

And screeching and wailing, they rode towards the nearest hospital in hopes of saving a mans life.  

The Reluctant Hero - Chapter 1

Tossing and turning in his bed, even with the buzzing alarm clock near him. The watch on his wrist blinked red, unable to attract his attention. 

He turned on his bed once more, ignoring what was the hundredth help call he heard. 
Amplified hearing was a pain in the ass sometimes. 

He sat up, taking a look at the clock in the bedside table. It showed half past two. The bright light shining through the window made him realize it was afternoon. 

He got up, quickly going through his morning routine of push-ups, pull-ups and squats. 

He drank some mouthwash, hoping that it would clear up his morning breath. 

Walking out from his home to the balcony, he stared out into the beautiful sun, so bright and powerful. His rays seemed to fill him with warmth, something that he needed desperately. The floors below, seemed to taunt him. 
A lot of memories flashed through him... Memories he never knew could have stayed on for so long. 
It ended... Pausing at the picture of a young woman... A vibrant young woman, smiling, laughing at something. 

And suddenly, he was pushed away from that memory by something powerful. A force too strong, that even he couldn't resist it. 

Enraged by sorrow and feelings unknown, he jumped from the balcony. 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The Reluctant Hero

A mind. A man. Terrible Secrets. A terrible Past.

Manuel is wrecked by guilt. His past actions haunt him. His memories torment him. His soul is broken, his mind crushed. 
Will he find the strength in him to do what is required? Or will his past get the better of him, leaving him nothing much more than an senseless animal? 

Chapter List

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Amira- The Beginning

A pair of eyes. A black dot. An ancient battle. A ripple of power in an unforgiving time.

A power is arising, hidden, unforgiving of the past and seething with hatred. Their motive is not known to any, their name hidden from our minds. Our scrolls fear their presence and our ancestors hid in their shadows.
Amira, a young woman is thrown into this battle, unable to stand on her two feet in the flow of power. Her trust is shattered, her mind confused. Her will is broken, her soul wandering in time.
Will Amira find in her the strength required to strive on, flourish and spread her wings of fire? Or will she too, goaded by her friends, follow the steps of many a cowardly men and women, hiding among mortal beings?

Enjoy reading!!

Link : Amira:The Story

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