AAWC #3: Broken

Hello, everyone! Grr, I have so many posts planned for you all, but I’m determined not to post anything until I’ve finished the photo space tutorial! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ O_o :/ย I’m working hard on it, though, and I’ll try to get it up soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyways, here’s my entry for AAWC #3! Misty, I included a Pegasus and the prompt word, “Broken.” ๐Ÿ™‚

My mom read this and was like, “Wow, Clara. That is really dark.” xD So, just be warned, this story is a littleย depressing. O_o ๐Ÿ˜›

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The tall, jet-black figure slips through the small doorway, a long cloak wrapped around his body, a hood disguising his face. Ebony mist surrounds him, cold and foreboding, surging with tendrils of fear. He reaches up a dark hand to throw back his hood and survey his surroundings.

The hut is small and meager, with only a chair, bed, and trunk to fill the empty corners. The man notes with pride that the walls and floor are sparkling clean, with not a spot of dust or dirt in sight. Moonlight streams through the tiny window, filling the room with a silver light.

He turns to the bed, where a small lump is curled up under a ragged quilt. The man bends over and pulls away the quilt with a cold hand, revealing the young girl underneath. His thick mist surrounds her body, making her whimper in her sleep. Suddenly her eyes fly open, and she jumps to her feet and scrambles backwards, her eyes wide.

โ€œNo.โ€

She snatches something from under the quilt, her hands trembling with fear. Itโ€™s a tiny, tattered cardboard box, the flaps carefully closed to hide itโ€™s contents. She hugs it close to her chest and gazes up at the man. He smiles painfully, his haunting voice a mix of cruelty and sorrow.

โ€œBe a good girl, and give it here.โ€ He holds out a misty, gloved hand.

She tosses her whiteย hair away from her face and stares up at him with defiance sparking in her dark eyes.

โ€œNever.โ€

The man shakes his head. โ€œYou never will learn, will you?โ€ His voice lowers to a dangerous tone, his eyebrows furrowed behind his dark veil of mist. โ€œLamya, give me the box.โ€

She eyes the small doorway, her arms instinctively squeezing the box close to her heart. โ€œI will never give it to you, Father. You will have to kill me first.โ€ย With that, she ducks under her fatherโ€™s arm and dashes out into the cold night, her pure white nightgown swishing around her ankles. Her father turns slowly around, fury filling his eyes.

โ€œIf you insist.โ€

He steps out of the house, shaking with rage. Slowly, he reaches out and places his hands against the walls of the hut, mist seeping from his fingertips. Dark, thorny vines burst from the ground, their thick tendrils squeezing the small structure as it groans and creaks.

Lamya watches from the edge of the forest, her heart pounding. She speaks, her voice cracked and terrified. โ€œNo!โ€ She kneels on the wet ground. โ€œPlease, Father.โ€

Her father turns to face her. โ€œThis is your last chance.โ€

She closes her eyes for a long moment, then opens them with new, grieved determination on her small face. โ€œFine. Destroy my home. You will never have this.โ€ย She reaches her hand into the box and pulls out a small white necklace, a sad smile growing on her face as the ivory pegasus dangling from itโ€™s chain shimmers and glows.

Her father lets out an almost inhuman growl, and the dark vines instantly tighten their grip on the cottage. The walls begin to crack, the roof trembles and quakes. All of a sudden, the whole structure crumbles, and Lamyaโ€™s only home is gone, nothing remaining except a small heap of black dust.

Lamya sobs, her milky white tears flowing freely. The only thing she had left to love has been destroyed. She feels something crack deep inside of her, as if her heart has split in two. Her hands tremble and unbelievable grief covers her face.

She is broken.

Her father watches from his dark cloud, fighting the deep urge to run to her side, comfort her, and be her loving father again.

After a while, Lamya dries her tears. With one last glare at her father’s shadowy figure, she slips away into the trees.

As soon as she is gone, her father sinks to his knees, all traces of anger gone from his face. He touches his own necklace, adorned with the cracked and broken figure of a dragon. Black tears drip slowly down his face, wetting his cloak. He tearsย at the ground with dark fingers, a bitter sob escaping his ebony lips.

 

He is broken.

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Yup. Depressing. It was fun to write, though! xD What are your thoughts? Be sure to comment below! ๐Ÿ™‚

In other (EXCITING) news, I’VE ORDERED MY NEW CAMERA!! EEE! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s a Nikon D3000, and I’m so excited for it to come! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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121 thoughts on “AAWC #3: Broken

  1. OH MY GOODNESS YEESSSS YOU MUST MAKE A PART TWO YOU MUST YOU MUST YOU MUST
    Gah, that was so good! It was a tad depressing, but sometimes depressing stories are the most fun to write. (In my opinion at least. Call me crazy if you want ๐Ÿ˜)
    BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE A PART TWO ASDFGHJKL
    ~ Suzy

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    1. Wow, I’m so glad you enjoyed my story, Suzy! I agree, it can be very fun to write depressing things. ๐Ÿ˜›
      LOL! *backs away slowly* Okay, okay, I’ll consider writing more, to appease you. XD

      -Clara โค

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  2. Wooooooowwwwwwwwww…….That was…..wowwwww……XD That was really fantastic, Clara! It was so cool, but really sad! I loved it! GO TEAM PEGASUS! WHOO HOO!!
    -Emma-

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      1. Yes, after 2 months of blogging we had already used 53% of our storage space. So over the past couple of months I have been using Flickr, so it has stayed at 53%. However if we want to continue blogging and not having to upgrade to premium for our site I could use some advice.๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Hey, I wanted to say sorry for being a bad ‘friend’. I haven’t been over here to talk with your for ages. And I’m , I’m real sorry about that. :/ I should have kept coming over here. Especially since you’re one of my favorite bloggers,… Sooo…..I’ll try to more hopefully. ๐Ÿ™‚ It wasn’t until I read this post (…sort of) that I realized how much I’ve missed your posts and writing. So…. I’m back…until life gets hugely busy again. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‰ This was a great story…although rather sad. But you should make another part…even if it’s short! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ~K.A~

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    1. Awww, that’s okay! ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t feel bad, K.A.! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m here to chat if you want to! Again, please don’t apologize- I understand about being busy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      -Clara โค

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          1. ๐Ÿ˜‰ OK! I can’t actually chat on a thing, just in comments. ๐Ÿ™‚
            How have you been doing? What have you done this past week??
            I’ve had a lot of fun!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ We have FIVE BABY GOATS!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ EE! They’re CUTE!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ We also have one baby horse, and are supposed to have two more ANY TIME!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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            1. That’s fine! ๐Ÿ™‚
              I’ve been doing good! I’ve been doing lots of school. ๐Ÿ˜› Our cats caught a baby bunny yesterday, and we kept it alive for a little while, but it died last night. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
              Ooh! CUTE! We’ve got TONS of baby goats, too! ๐Ÿ˜€
              Wow, a baby horse?!? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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              1. ๐Ÿ˜€
                Yes, school.. :/ ๐Ÿ˜‰
                Ooh. That’s too bad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But at least you got to see it!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
                YUP! That’s great!
                YES!!! His name is Scant! And he’s out of a horse named Nino, and a horse named Baby Lena! ๐Ÿ˜€ His half brother is out of a horse names Check! As you read, we have A LOOOOOT of horses! ๐Ÿ˜‰ A LOOT! xD Not thousands, not anything like THAT, just…too many! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xD Aggie and Gadget (my dog and horse) are doing good toO!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I figured out that Aggie really likes oranges! xD ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t you guys have a dog..??

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                1. :/
                  Yeah, that’s the bright side! I’m glad we got to see it. ๐Ÿ™‚
                  Awwwww! Wow, I love horses, but we don’t have any!
                  That’s cool! Aggie is a good dog name. ๐Ÿ˜‰
                  Yep, I have a sweet dog named Maude! She’s a 4 year old golden lab. ๐Ÿ™‚
                  I’m very excited about something…. can you guess what? ๐Ÿ˜€

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                  1. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yeah! :/
                    Cool!!! Ohh, that’s too bad.
                    Thanks!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ She IS sooo sweet! just not to strangers! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xD
                    That’s what I THOUGHT but I wasn’t SURE! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was PRETTY sure, but I don’t like being wrong! xD Haha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› Ummm……nope! What!??! maybe…..yoooouuu are going to write another letter to Megan? I’m usually pretty excited about doing that! I write letters to her! ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you didn’t know that already !! ๐Ÿ˜›

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                    1. Hehe! XD Aggie sounds like a fun dog. ๐Ÿ™‚
                      Yep! ๐Ÿ˜€
                      Nope, that’s not it! Though I’m always excited to write letters to Megan- it’s so fun! ๐Ÿ˜€
                      Here’s a hint: It starts with “C.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

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                    2. She IS! She’s a…. 5 or 6 year old ( I STILL cannot believe she can possibly be that old!!!) Border Collie.
                      xD Haha!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› Okay! It IS ! Ummm….C.’S writing contest?? (I just made that up! xD :P) Uuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmm…….. Colorful Ideas!!! ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜•

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                    3. Wow, neat! Maude will be 5 this August. ๐Ÿ™‚
                      Nope! Nope! XD Fine, I’ll tell you! ๐Ÿ˜€
                      CAMERA!! I’m excited because my new camera is coming in the mail today!!!!!

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                    4. Thanks! Yup!!! ๐Ÿ˜› Coool!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xD
                      Okay! ๐Ÿ˜› xD
                      OOOOH NEAT!!! I saw that in your post, but I forgot!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ COoool!!!! I was SOOO excited when I got my CAMERA!! I LOVE it!!! Guess what type it is!? (Hey, I have to get you back!! xD)

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                    5. ๐Ÿ˜›
                      Uhh…. YUP! A Nikon Coolpix AW120!!!! xD Why can’t they just call it a NCAW2 xD ๐Ÿ˜› Or something!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Do you play any musical instruments?

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                    6. That’s awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€ Nikons are the best. ๐Ÿ™‚
                      I play violin and piano- how about you?
                      Aww, I have to go now. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’ll be back later, though! Bye, K.A.! ๐Ÿ˜€

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                    7. They are very good!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
                      Cool!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ GUESS! xD XD I play two. I’ll tell you that much. Oh. That’s fine! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll just tell you then! ๐Ÿ˜€ I play Guitar and Mandolin!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m even in a band with my sisters and friends. ๐Ÿ˜€
                      Do you have any brothers? (if you can tell me)

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                    8. Back! ๐Ÿ˜€
                      Ooh, that’s awesome! I have a mandolin, but I don’t play it much. ๐Ÿ˜›
                      A band sounds fun!! ๐Ÿ˜€
                      Yep, I do! They are very wild. ๐Ÿ˜›

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                    9. ๐Ÿ˜€ Ok!!
                      ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes! Oh. You should more!!!
                      It IS!!! It’s called Into the Son! ๐Ÿ˜€ For folk music AND gospel and originals!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
                      Cool! xD Haha!! Just wondering… :/ Cause I don’t. And I haven’t found ONE SINGLE blogger, NOT ONE, who doesn’t have a brother…so I thought I would ask you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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                    10. That’s SO cool! A band would be fun. ๐Ÿ˜€
                      Wow! Seems like brothers are popular these days! XD ๐Ÿ˜›
                      Grr.. I have to go take a shower. ๐Ÿ˜› Bye!

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                    11. xD
                      It IS!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I wish I could tell you my real name….maybe someday. ๐Ÿ™‚ :/ If you can’t say, that’s fine, but how many siblings do you have? I don’t mean to pry…sorry.

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                    12. Yeah! ๐Ÿ™‚ That would be awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€
                      Sorry, I’m not allowed to say. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ That’s okay, I don’t mind! ๐Ÿ™‚

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                    13. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Next week on the SAME day we’re playing at three places
                      That’s fine!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll just say that I’m the youngest, and have no brothers! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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                    14. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚
                      Neat!! woow! ๐Ÿ˜› I’ve always wondered (I SORT of know) what it would be like to have brothers. everybody says that they’re annoying! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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                    15. LOL! XD Well, sometimes I help them make ramps for their cars or take the littlest one outside. ๐Ÿ˜› They are currently obsessed with snakes. XD

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                    16. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› xD Haha! Cool! ๐Ÿ˜€
                      XD haha! I like snakes too..but not obsessed! ๐Ÿ˜› So not big brothers? I assume. My sisters are great!! ๐Ÿ˜€ One of them is probably as close to having a brother as I can get! ๐Ÿ˜› xD She fixes things, has two trucks, and LOVES to work and fix trucks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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                    17. Haha!
                      Me too!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re amazing!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
                      And we had/have a very good friend who is a guy, and he’s pretty much a brother…he’s a brother through Christ!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ He’s really nice..but they moved away. It’s weird, cause I don’t really have (IRL) any friends that are GOOD friends MY age that are girls. :/ ๐Ÿ™‚ xD It’s WEIRD! they’re all boys. … and are good friends. Some people might think that’s weird..> ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‰
                      *shrugs*

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                    18. I just read the entire wordcrafters story!!! :O :O ๐Ÿ˜ฎ So much for ‘getting off the computer soon’ xD That is LOOONG!!!! No it’s Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong! xD xD

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                    19. YES! Boy am I thankful for Border Collies!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Aggie’s dad, Frog, just put him right back…and of course THEN he licked us all over and took my stick that I was using away and ‘made it his own’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ XD XD xD Haha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ But we got the cow back in, thankfully! Phew! ๐Ÿ˜›

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                    20. xD He IIISSS! I love him so much!!! I wish I could put pics of me on my blog, cause I would put the two: 1 of when I was ..2 or 3 and he was a pup, and the other of recently, me being…11, and him….I don’t know how old!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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                    21. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ YES!!!! xD I think me and Megan and Maggie and Aggie were going to…so maybe after that…cause that one might be better with just us (no offense Maude). That WOULD be FUN though!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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                    22. xD Okay! Aggie said hppf, which in their language means ‘good.’ xD (Just scoot your hands over on the keyboard and type like usual!!! xD) YUP!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ zo yjoml oy epi;f nr gim yppz222 zdsud zcf
                      sdhhor! xD That was: I think it would be fun too! say’s aggie xD

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                    23. ๐Ÿ˜› zurd zo ;Zpbr oyz2 zdpty pg/// zo idrf yp. niy mpy dp ,ivj smu,ptrz2 ‘
                      “Yea…well, I used to” Is pretty much what she said: “what’s something that your owner does to you that you don’t necessarily like?

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                    24. Ooh! xD Haha! ๐Ÿ˜›
                      ” zo zfpm’
                      y ;olr oy ejrm zl/zd fprdm
                      y pulld on my younfutr yo ftibr mr vtsxy@@”
                      She said that she doesn’t like it when I pull on her tongue and drive her crazy! xD ๐Ÿ˜›

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  4. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    Wow, Clara, this is amazing! Quite depressing, but the girl’s determination is so clear, and you can practically see the internal struggle within her father at the end. LOVE IT.

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        1. No, seriously! ๐Ÿ˜€ Just a minute ago I showed my mom your “Kindred Spirits” story and she said, “Wow. That is beautiful.” ๐Ÿ™‚

          -Clara โค

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  5. Clara, I love your background! It’s so pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

    So I really want to get this collab blog launched…I’m super excited for it! I have a request: I want to do a little introduction post introducing the elves. Could you write a little bio in it? It’s just a small thing, like if you’d be introducing yourself to someone on their blog.
    Here’s an example:
    Hi! I’m Grace, or Elethwyn in elvish. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m the creator and admin of this blog and I’m so excited for it to get started! I’m thrilled to get to blog with Bella, Clara, Emma, and Jaclynn! They’re all amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I looove elves and writing and I’m so happy to be able to blog about both things, especially with such awesome people. I have sooo many story ideas going, and I hope to pin them all down and craft beautiful, bestselling novels. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you enjoy this blog and the posts coming up! I’m very excited!

    Thanks Clara! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Just write up your bio in a separate post, just like we did with the About pages)

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    1. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜€
      I’m so excited, too! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Okay, that sounds awesome! So do you want me to email you the bio, or just make a post draft with it in it? ๐Ÿ™‚

      -Clara โค

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