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Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Brief Interlude - Storytime

I interrupt my regularly scheduled blog post to bring you a bit of a flight of fancy. Story time as I need to get some of these little stories out of my head. So, here is the first of more to come I hope.


There are people who say there is no such thing as magic. Going about their busy lives blissfully thinking that what they see is what they get in life. What a pity, for they may not realize how wondrous and grand the world truly is in all it's various realities. Some say life is an illusion. Others that it is just a routine of matter.

But what if there were those among the human race for whom the natural laws didn't seem to apply. By some queer twist of evolution in some distant past event that created the slightest mutation in their DNA. Poppy cock you say? Well let us entertain that notion for just a bit. In recent years science has been busy with this notion of proving how things came into existence with the field of quantum physics and string theory. An interesting result is that many notions of the supernatural have been shown to have a real possibility of being true.

It is thought that there could be some way in which our brains can some how manipulate these tiny sub atomic particles. That we may somehow have influence over matter. But, how is this possible or is it? Perhaps a slight variation in ones DNA would allow one to easily manipulate matter without much thought or effort. That would be most curious would it not?


On a beautiful sunlit day Cory looked back at his little home in the hollow. It was nestled among the Twist Alders and was kept safe and secure by all the appropriate laws of his land. A curious bit of sadness came over him as he looked at all the decorations for the upcoming Alchemy days. However, he was determined to go out in search of the world at large. A place where no one knew him and a great deal of excitement was to be had. But the great walk about wasn't supposed to be exciting. It was supposed to prepare you for your purpose in life. Each young adolescent male and female in the sixteenth year of their life had to go out into the vast unknown. Lead only by their inner wisdom to guide them to the answer of their life's purpose, they set out alone. How will they serve their communities in life? This was one of the answers they were to discover. What would be their greatest power> That wasn't truly the reason. But, many could not wait to find out.

Cory knew he wanted to go to the school of alchemy. But, did he have the necessary abilities required? Only time and experiences would truly tell. Little did he know that the world out there away from his own kind would be vastly different and dangerous.


Two days have come and gone since Cory left his home in the hollow. Every child is told the stories of the path and the great walk about that they would embark upon. The paths were well documented in the stories. But, no one was ever shown where to go or what to do. That was the scary part about this adventure. Yet, if you listened to the inner voice it would guide each one to a special place.

In front of Cory was a strange looking set of doors. One marked with the glowing image of the sun and the other with the glowing moon. The doorway seemed to glow with it's own energy and little spheres of light seemed to float around with their own intelligence. Cory stood there for the longest time examining both doors and their surroundings. "What am I supposed to do? Which one do I pick?" he thought to himself. Almost immediately he heard a small voice say, "It depends on the path you wish to travel." This seemed to confuse Cory even more at first. Paths, choices but, then he understood the meaning of the two doors. They were powerful symbols in the alchemy world and in his own world of magic. Each one represented a different type of power and destiny.

As Cory stood for a few moments longer which seemed like an eternity, he decided to choose. He slowly reached for the door ...

Ok, my friends, that is the end of part one. You are welcome to create your own ideas of what happened. Which door did Cory choose? How will it affect his life to come? Can you change your mind once you choose? All good questions.

I hope you liked my little flight of fancy. Until next time. Find that bit of magic in your own life.

2 comments:

Karen Mallory said...

I sure hope you continue your story!! Very interesting and I totally believe in magic! The photos you made sure make the story come alive too! Yes! Write and illustrate your own book!! :)
hugs Karen

Cody Goodin said...

Karen, thank you for your kind words. I am trying out an experiment here to create a serial style story. My hope is to post an installment each week and let the story evolve. I am trying to resist the temptation to block it all out in advance. I really like the idea of the story evolving and changing as it progresses. Hopefully I will get some audience participation too. I am going to have a story naming contest soon. I thought I would get at least one more weeks worth under my belt.