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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: 500 X 19 - Wizard Reply with quote


Ok, let's try a little fantasy...or maybe someone can give us a story using this prompt that is not fantasy? Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KEEP OLD MAN WINTER OUTSIDE!

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Why, you may never leave your snug abode when those winter winds come calling – and why should you! Order up from Domino’s or Peking Tom! Tell your boss to shove it and earn your living on the internet! Flaunt it – walk around naked as a jay bird inside so everyone passing by can see you’re a Weather–Gard family.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: prompt Reply with quote

The Wizard's Bridge

Anna and Darrin stopped to catch their breath as they reached the summit of the icy hill. Suddenly Darrin said, "Hey what is that?"
"I don't know." Anna replied squinting into the distance she could just make out a man with a scepter. "Looks like a man, but what's he doing?"
"What do you mean what's he doing he's just standing there isn't he?"
"No look!" Anna exclaimed in excitement pointing at the man. They crept closer to the old man, who had a flowing robe of green and yellow. He was holding the scepter out and chanting in some strange lanuguage. Suddenly a bright light emitted from the scepter and the ground shook beneath their feet. There was a great crack and a giant bridge formed out of the ice and window opened above it into a swirling vision of another world. "I wonder what this means." Darrin whispered.
"Let's go find out." Anna said grabbing his hand and running towards the bridge. They leapt through the window before the wizard had a chance to close it. The wizard named Helfen smiled stroking his beard he said, "Well it has been done, the great journey has begun." He shook his head then stepped swiftly through the window. Then the bridge and window disappeared, leaving nothing behind but the cold Artic landscape and a starry night sky.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject: The Choice (WC 483) Reply with quote

The Choice
© Marlicia Fernandez (WC 483) 5-29-06

Oolon held a piece of the sun in his hand, or was it the moon? Or perhaps a star ready to be born? Or to die? The wizard could never remember. All he knew was it gave off light and heat; though not as much as it must have given off in times gone by. Now the poor, pathetic object barely emitted enough warmth to chase the chill from his body.

It seemed like such an easy choice when it was offered him. Prison for failing to live up to the wizard’s code, or help a dying planet with his unique skills. With his unique talents the decision seemed clear. What better way to atone for his transgressions than by doing what he loved best, making things grow? Helping things live.

In retrospect, he might have been a little hasty. He was a wizard, not a god.

His glance fell upon his flowing white beard. White! When had he grown so old? When he’d arrived on this planet, he’d been a young mage with a full head of green hair and a beard to match that were the envy of many a young magician. But now! Now Oolon the Wizard of the Living was aging as fast as the planet he’d come to save. He’d failed, and his fate was tied to that of the dying world.

Oolon remembered the early days. He’d started out well enough. Grass and green plants sprouted. Flowers bloomed. Trees budded and burst into full leaf. Everywhere the land awoke from its slumber. Then the animals returned a few at a time. Fish filled the waters. It would not be long before humans, attracted by food and good soil, came to take over what he’d begun. And he’d be able to go home.

At least that was what he’d thought.

Without warning it came. Great clouds covered the sky. Snow and sleet blanketed the land and froze the waters. And he was powerless to stop it. Oolon looked at his wrinkled hands and sagging skin. The cold sapped his strength and little by little his vitality. Even his green cloak was fading to gray. Someone more powerful than he worked against him, returning to sleep what Oolon had revived. The question was why?

He had no idea.

Oolon knew time was running short. All he’d managed to save from a frozen tomb was one river and the shining orb in his hand. Sun, moon, star, whatever it was – in it rested the hope of the planet and of Oolon himself. Perhaps it would succeed where he had failed.

He looked into the icy waters, hoping he’d judged aright. The power of life pulsed strongest here. He had to try. Lifting his arm, Oolon drew it back and tossed the shining light into the river. He hoped he’d done the right thing. Now all he could do was wait.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry,

I liked this a lot. What a unique take on the prompt. One question, how can anyone see if the people inside are as naked as Jay Birds (and thereby a weather guard family) if the picture is smack dab in the middle of each unit? Wink All kidding aside, this made me laugh. Thank you so much, Harry.

Heidi,

Nice to see you posting again. You've left us with a cliff hanger. I want to know what happens next. What does the wizard intend to do no that these children have taken the bait? I wonder what it is they will be expected to do. Expand on this please. It could be fun.

Nice work, you two.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heidi

The whole thing just folded up on them, right? They're all in there together - sort of reminds me of Hansel & Gretel. You've got me going with this promise of "the great journey has begun" –– got any ideas?



Marlicia

I know just how the old boy feels, Marlicia. All his work down the drain. Global warming is bad enough, but Global cooling! Maybe Global Reasoning is the answer - then again maybe not. Anyway, a nice portrait of a whiz-less wizard.
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