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The Ancient Grove [CT2020]

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posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 10:44 AM
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The last to speak commanded in a low dry voice for them to show respect; they were in a place of great power. The others shivered and leaned into the fire, away from the encroaching dark. “Look around--nothing is what it appears. Each one of these trees was once human as you…”

Light, shadow, and something else had transformed her into a fearsome thing; limbs extended and cracked. A sound of ripping fabric.

Her voice evoked in them a dark dread, an awful awareness of the limitations of their mortal frame. The storm reached a crescendo, and It broke through.


THE END
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posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 10:56 AM
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Are you suggesting that the readers should spend 3:01:28 on your story?



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: pthena

Beware of getting trapped in the Ancient Grove!



I could listen to this song all day, lol.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: pthena

I really loved both of your entries. The old man telling about how hard things were in his day especially! That last line was great too.


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posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:24 AM
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Back in the old days I had these really thick calluses on my hands.
I didn't need a poker to re-arrange burning logs.

The older you get the thinner your skin gets.
Luckily, I started using pokers when it became necessary.

The story was a kind of "what if?" scenario.




posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:01 PM
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Nicely done as always. Evocative.




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