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This was a fun little ride, liked the use of the picture too.


Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!

by RogetRoget, 24 Jun 2018 12:52

Not tea feeling the substance of this one


Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!

by RogetRoget, 24 Jun 2018 12:50

of course rocket jumping is the superior method of travel compared to "elevated platforms

oh shit necropost

by AnorrackAnorrack, 19 Jun 2018 05:21

moar pls. i would love to see more about the russians and magic. it always bothered me that a lot of series just use old spells and never innovating
+1

by AnorrackAnorrack, 19 Jun 2018 05:17

Arel was two-and-ten when she received her Gift. For a moment she saw the daylight with new eyes, and when she called out to the clouds they answered back. Arel brought wonder and hope to her thirsty tribe. They loved her for it.

Hudon was but seven when he discovered the Gift. With it, he raised stone from the earth and bowed the trees down low. The seasons turned and Hudon grew older as he built a home for his people. They were safe from storms and wolves within.

In Sielyr the Gift was stronger than in any before. When he spoke of his ambitions, those who heard him saw his dreams with their own eyes and they were swept away. From plains to mountains, the elders of each tribe came to Hudon's Home and swore loyalty to King Sielyr.

There was great rejoicing when Maelah opened her Gift at six-and-ten. She and others with the Gift set off to explore the world. They saw many wonders, and brought back those which they could. Each time they returned, they found their home to have grown larger and more splendorous. When Maelah's bones grew weary, she broke her walking staff and set to teaching her peoples' children the use of the Gift. So Maeleh the Traveler became Maeleh the Teacher.

Assa was eight-and-ten when she found her Gift. She was four-and-twenty when she first felt the touch of the dread Blight. By then it was too late. The Gift was her soul made manifest in this world, and she could no more stop using it than a bird could its wings. The people were greatly troubles by her death, for it unnatural. They opened her body, but they could not find the cause of the Blight. The people began to fear.

Menil was two-and-ten when he received the Gift, though by then they had stopped calling it that. His mother cautioned him never to use his Gift, but as the Blight spread across her son's skin, she knew he had not heeded her words.

Pesari buried his father when he was nine. Great Penred, who had stilled the tides themselves, was no more. Pesari thus did not open his own Gift until, in the folly of youth, he offered to pull down a star from the heavens for his beloved. The Blight consumed him in an instant.

When the Keeper saw the light of the falling star, he said with sorrow:

"Thus ends the last great bloodline of the Gift. Our time has passed in this world, and humanity must carry on without us."

Every man and woman in the world heard these words before the Keeper finally set down his burden and found rest.

The sun still shines at the dawn of each day. The wind still carries the scent of fresh rain. The trees still grow strong in the forest of my fathers. But no longer do the children of Man receive the Gift.


This story's a bit short, but I'm hoping to get it published (long-time lurker, first-time poster, not entirely sure how all this works). Comments and advice would be greatly appreciated.

License: CC BY:NC:SA 3.0

The Passing of the Gift by SheepstealerSheepstealer, 18 Jun 2018 03:15

Wow. Just wow. The name didn't hit me until the very end. And then wow. It takes a damn courageous writer to forego the happy ending.

by SheepstealerSheepstealer, 18 Jun 2018 02:47

This reminds me vaguely of Eclipse Phase…

by SheepstealerSheepstealer, 18 Jun 2018 01:57

Any story that makes magicians more interesting than magic is +1 in my book. I would love to see more in this storyline.

by SheepstealerSheepstealer, 18 Jun 2018 01:46

Much like Sheldon, the phrase "A reading of coyote's entrails led the research team" fairly sums the essence of this site up for me. Beautiful and intriguing.

by SheepstealerSheepstealer, 18 Jun 2018 01:32

I'm dr bright i like reading intresting scifi stuff i like reading about scp stuff but i found this site so i thought id join it i like reading stuff about scifi as i read lots of books on scifi.

Re: Introductions thread by  Dr patients Dr patients, 11 Jun 2018 16:36

Thanks for the feedback, i thought i had deleted this though.

by Prof_JLProf_JL, 09 Jun 2018 00:28
Re: author post by Ze_GuiZe_Gui, 03 Jun 2018 04:36
Re: New Articles 3 by ashburystreetashburystreet, 01 Jun 2018 22:02

I believe earth should be capitalized, otherwise I loved it.

Re: author post by ChaskyyChaskyy, 30 May 2018 23:54

This is a WIP, but I want some criticism. This is the first thing I have done on The Library Community.

http://wanderers-sandbox.wikidot.com/the-helpful-outcast

(I know it's probably bad. I just wanted to talk about some things I see in High School)

The Helpful Outcast by SilverShadowRightSilverShadowRight, 25 May 2018 15:33

Giving feedback on an old discussion thread is fine, don't worry.

Re: pretty neat! by rumetzenrumetzen, 19 May 2018 18:23

whoops, kind of a necropost


hehe

Re: pretty neat! by super994super994, 16 May 2018 20:05

Pretty neat, could use some expansion


hehe

pretty neat! by super994super994, 16 May 2018 20:04

This is a really neat, touching description of an interesting moment. I like to see this kind of stuff here.

by rumetzenrumetzen, 13 May 2018 04:48

This is really interesting! The prose is snappy and well done for the most part (the initial descriptions of the diner and the chef are a bit weird) and I love the idea of personal history/Expert presented here. That's something that could be awesome to build on.

by rumetzenrumetzen, 13 May 2018 04:47
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