The End of the World

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I was going to a lot of things today, like reblogging and may commenting on peoples writing (if I can actually think of anything intelligent to say), but I lost all my tabs because of a crash plus I need to unwind from stuff. I will try and get around to it though.

Writing wise, I’m thinking of carrying out some planned edits to the first Act of my WIP and releasing that in some form that anyone can read – I haven’t decided yet. In the meantime, here is an another excerpt from the start featuring a young Jennifer Airhart and Kaya Cade:

The End of the World

Long ago, when days were long and the world was young, there
were two girls. Both were dreamers. Jennifer dreamed of the night sky and of
traveling everywhere covered by its shroud to uncover whatever mysteries
sparkled there. Kaya’s dreams were filled with music and harmony, of waves of
sound splitting a dark ocean to both shield and guide her to a better life.
Jennifer had yellow hair and Kaya’s was brown, and one wore blue and the other
wore red. But despite these trivial differences the two of them were together,
clasping hands and spinning each other round and round the fairy circle under a
twilight that seemed to last forever. Until they slipped and both fell on their
backs, sucking in cool air and blinking as the first stars twinkled above.

After a few moments Jennifer said, “you’re looking at the
past.”

Kaya’s young nose wrinkled. “Why do you say weird stuff like
that?”

“It’s not weird!” Jennifer sounded wounded and indignant.
“It’s science! The stars are so far away that it takes years and years for their
light to reach us. So what we see is actually how they were a long time ago.”

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Notes: There have probably been several books titled ‘The Hidden People’. What it’s actually a reference to though is the chapter on fairies in this book, which is from the 1970′s and falling apart:

Interesting! I love not only the banter between Jennifer and Kaya, but their topic of conversation. End-of-the-world scenarios? Yes. Please. When you mentioned the part about the sun ducking behind the horizon eight minutes ago, I got a chill. After all, eight minutes is a very significant amount of time when it comes to sunlight. Very nicely done!

It’s been edited from the previous version, where Kaya just asked if it would be possible to see dinosaurs if you far away enough which Jennifer wasn’t sure about. I changed it because I thought this was slightly more amusing and Kaya expressing some concern about Jennifer not fitting in is echoed a few times later in the story.

Thank you for the kind comment!

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