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  1. This is a writing exercise I wrote earlier in the week. See if you can guess ‘what’ the mysterious woman in the story is.



    “Allow me to introduce myself Jessica, I am Erin, and I am here to recruit you, and provide you with some… important information.”

    She paused, an sinister smile spread across her face while the soft moonlight made her white hair glow. Her fragile frame visible through faint white cloth, draped around her shoulders in a crude fashion.

    “Let’s see, where to start. Well, there are two worlds, the world you live in, Overland, and the world I live in, Mania. The people in Overland, have no concept of Mania, that’s why I’m here to tell you. Why do I tell you this information? You will know in due time. Let me start.”

    “Mania is a place where there are no boundaries, you are free to do what you want and where you want, within reason of course. It is a place filled with good people, we have communities, each for every interest you may have. You said you were a psychic didn’t you? Well, you should meet with the group appropriately named ‘Third-Eye Syndicate’. They are a band of old souls who continue to help people in need.”

    “You may visit Overland at any time, though it won’t do you any good, and it is thoroughly discouraged without permission of ‘The One’. He is the leader of our people, he organises us, and lets us know if we are needed to enter Overworld. Are you with me?”

    Jessica nods, though she is still unsure where this conversation is going. Erin’s presence in her bedroom made her very uneasy, she wanted her to leave but thought better than provoking the strange woman. Jessica rolled her eyes, unable to hide her disinterest, and tiredness.

    “Okay, well, I’m running out of time, when you come to Mania, be sure to find look for me. I will wait for you in The Room. Goodbye Jessica… and welcome.”

    With that remark, she retreated into the shadows of the room and vanished.

    Suddenly, a deep roar sounded from outside, Jessica felt your heart race. She got up and opened the window. The sky was on fire. Streams of heat trailed behind dark spheres all heading toward the earth. She swallowed hard and shut her eyes as the roar became louder. Instantly she was consumed by deafening silence and coldness.

    Around her she could hear people chatting amongst themselves, some children laughing. Opening her eyes she found she was in a large ancient room, full of people and damp aromas. Erin, the strange woman was now before her again. This time she was clothed in a beautiful emerald green dress.

    “Welcome to Mania. Afterlife of the innocent, heaven for the talented.” She beckoned.

    “The selection begins soon, be sure to keep your number Jessica, if you lose it, you will be stuck in here. Forever.”

    The woman forced a small circular disk into Jessica’s hands. The disk felt warm and sharp. It was hard to handle without touching it’s blade-like edges.



    I’m not sure if I will keep going with this short story, but if you’d like me to write more please let me know!
    Post seen here: http://danierux.com/2013/01/20/short-story-the-end-and-beginning-flash/