July 05, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: July 7, 2013

Weekend Writing Warrios

It's been quite a while, but I'm back!

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Here are eight more sentences of Creation, the lore of the Dakina Islands. 

I left off (way back in March!) my last 8 with Sahlaana abandoning her children. Each of the gods took an island for him/herself and refused to reconcile. On the tiny island of Dakina, a smaller drama began to unfold...

And so there came a time of great disharmony among the islands of Dakina.
Each god turned his back on his brothers and sister.
Each god swallowed his loneliness and wore his pride on his forehead.
On Taijala's island, the New People in the north were reviled by the First People in the south, who warred with them.
These wars lasted for many generations until, finally, the First People left the broken people of the bear alone in the dark woods, tribe-less and weak.
For a time, there was quiet; each island a world unto itself.
The gods became lazy and sick, refusing to acknowledge that in breaking the world into bits, they had fractured themselves, separating the Body from the Mind and Heart and Spirit.
The people became faithless, and the world magic-less…except on the tiny island where lived Taijala, Guardian of the Spirit. 

This ends the creation myth for the world of A BIRD'S EYE VIEW. My next excerpts will tell the various stories and legends of each island, beginning with The Legend of the White Raven. But you'll have to tune in again next week for it!

As always, thanks for reading! Don't forget to check out excerpts from the other writing warriors starting HERE!


  1. So happy to see you back, I missed this story! I'm happy that Taijala gives us hope here in today's excerpt. Terrific snippet!

    1. Aw, thanks Veronica, glad to be back!
      I'm glad you like this bit; there must always be some hope, however slight, no?

  2. Oh, please do share about about life on Taijala! The world definitely needs more places like this - great snippet!

    1. Lol, thanks Susan!! I'm looking forward to sharing more!! :)

  3. So many things going on here. I like the new mythology you are creating, let's Taijala gives us back some magic.

    1. Yes, things are getting more complicated. Happily, there is no world with out some bit of magic! ;) Thanks for reading and commenting Linda.

  4. YAY, welcome back, A.J.! I loved your story so far, and can't wait to find out more about it in legends and stories. It truly is a magical world you created. :)

    1. Aaww, thanks Dana, so glad to be back! I'm so happy you're enjoying my little story. :)


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