Volcanic Titan Duel

The tirade of the volcano caroled along with the vicious breeze wafting along my undulated march to the apex to meet a titan, a volcanic titan. Drools of┬ásombre crimson dripping from the mouth of the titan. Profuse sweat, scorching trails, my body was built for this treachery, burning beyond subcutaneous level, yet treading boldly across […]

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Nian (Finale)

‘Black powder’ acquired, now a torch. My focus span broke at the moment when the bellows of the tiled beasts shaken the vicinity of the village, my grip on the trees slipped, and I fell a few feet away from the beasts. Thump. Three pairs of livid stares locked unto me. I scrambled on my […]

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Nian (Part 7)

The season of reaping had fallen in a heartbeat, the villagers were living their trite life, never breaking apart from the banality. They took my brother’s words lightly, and the time had come, the roar of the hare-like beast and the clamour of calls emitted from another beast- a dragon-horse beast as my brother had […]

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Nian (Part 6)

As I woke up, I saw his ebony figure standing by the opening of the hut that we lived in. “Xi. I’m glad that you are awake.” He spoke with his back towards me. “I think I should not fill you in with more tedious details. Let’s get straight to the point, next season of […]

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Nian (Part 5)

It was when the sun had made its mark over the horizon, beckoning the continuity of the banal life that had been led by the village. My life varied from them. My brother, an adventurous hungry soul, brought me up on the mountain which became our commonplace, and our favourite place, doing music, orchestrated by […]

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Nian (Part 4)

I was meddling the bland cabbage broth in my aluminium plate which was the supper for the villagers. The lamp was tangling from the ceiling, I was sitting alone at the corner of the foyer which had only a hay roof for cover, and as the rendezvous for the villagers to have their meals. I […]

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Nian (Part 3)

After the point when I could run, and pick up a sword, he thought me the fundamentals of survival, from discerning the edibles and drinkables in the forests to slaying the beasts of the wild. I absorbed everything that he had thought me like a sponge. I killed a wild boar with the assistance of […]

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Nian (Part 2)

Last harvesting season, the inception hit us when we were least expected, when we were most vulnerable. The beast attacked us abruptly, devastated us, left us with the detritus of destruction, the carcass of life stocks, and no soul was gone in this incident. It was during a day, when routine was the same, the […]

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Nian (Part 1)

The palpable darkness dethroned the ever glowing sun as the night approached as brief as a knock at the door. Mother Nature was still at her best, an array of greens were the only things that I perceived as I was sauntering at the pinnacle of the mountain which had a wondrous, splendid view enveloping […]

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