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Exercise #131 : "Cracked"

Something suddenly cracked. What was it? What happened?

1,2,3 GO!

Evie, sitting cross-legged on the floor, lowered her eyes to the small wooden table in front of her. A small orb of pure, white light ignited in front of her, illuminating her torso and arms and making the silver bangles around her wrists glitter in the brightness. Her pupils dilated, absorbing the light, and the ball grew and intensified, expanding to light up the entire room.

The table suddenly began to rattle and shake, sending vibrations across the floor.

Closing her eyes, she felt the air around her tingle with electricity, and she began to chant.
"I invoke the Goddess of Earth and Love,
She who sees all and does not fall.
Hear me now and open thine eyes to see.
Oh, moon of night, star of the sea,
I invoke you!
Open thine eyes to the world of the unseen.
Make my senses sharp and keen.
Open thine eyes to the vine.
Grant thee power of sight and make it mine.
Grant thee the fruit of sight;
make me see clearer than night.
Open mine eyes to three times three
As I will, so mote it be."
The table shook more violently in front of her, and the orb flickered, changing color from white to pale blue. Eve continued chanting.
"In the light I see.
In the dark I am blind.
In the world I walk.
In the circle I fly."
Slowly, her hips raised off of the floor followed by her crossed legs. Soon, she was hovering approximately one foot above the ground, suspended peacefully in space.

Without warning, the table cracked in half, drawing her mind from her levitation spell. Her concentration broken, she fell to the floor and landed with a crash, her right foot bumping into and further destroying the table.

After she recovered from the sudden failure, Eve sighed.

"Not again."


Can you tell that I've been watching later seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer lately? If you're not familiar with the show, it is about a young girl, Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), who is destined by Fate to fight demons - most specifically vampires - in the town of Sunnydale, California. Her best friend, Willow, is bookish and cutesy in the first season or 2, but later on, she turns into a bad-ass, uber powerful, lesbian witch. Anyways, there is quite a focus on magic during the season I am currently watching, and it's definitely making itself present in my spur-of-the-moment writing. hah Ah, well... Maybe I'll just pull a JK Rowling and run with it.

Tonight is roommate dinner night. Woo. I got a coupon to this chain of restaurants for $50, and we're going to go to a place that would normally be on the expensive side. With the coupon, however, it's going to be much cheaper to split 4 ways. Wahooey. So we're going to have yummy food tonight! Glorious.

Well, I hope you all had a schönes Wochenende (nice weekend). Did you do anything fun or interesting? :)



Beth said…
Holy wow, I like!
haha, I was about to start listing my favorite parts, but I realized I was trying to put the entire thing
So all around score. I give it a 9.5
the only reason it's not a full 10 is because it's only a snippet and not a book ^_^
Eeleen Lee said…
really would like to read more of this snippet

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