Today I am posting Chapter Four of my middle school fantasy novel, The Prophesy of Ilverzah. If you wish to read the first three chapters, click on the tab above labelled My Writing and you will find the links. As always, I welcome your feedback and comments.
“Okay,” said Mara, “if you're sure you want to do this, well, then, I guess I am too.” She was excited at the prospect of taking action. Also, this might solve the whole question of if she was imagining things or not. “I'll create the energy field.” The smile faded from Mara's face. “There is the miniscule possibility that I imagined this whole thing and that nothing will happen.”
“I doubt it,” Tom grinned, “you're not that imaginative.”
Mara laughed and pushed her brother. “All right, wise guy,” she said, anxious to begin now that she had made her decision, “let's get started.”
Tom nodded. “What do you want me to do?”
“I don't know, I guess just sit there and watch to see what happens. If there is a faerie, see if it's in trouble.”
Tom nodded again in understanding. “Okay,” he said, “I'm ready.”
Mara took a deep breath to calm and centre herself, then started to rub her hands together. Almost immediately she could feel the warmth and tingle of sparks between her hands as well as the intensity of the energy. This was definitely stronger than even the last time. The energy field was already distinct as Mara slowly separated her hands. All the colours of the rainbow sparkled as they mingled gently with breathtaking beauty. Mara was mesmerized as she gazed, transfixed into the glowing orb, feeling energy and excitement surge through her body.
Tom gasped, "It's so beautiful, it's really real, you weren't kidding."
Both children stared into the flowing orb as it gained more and more power. Slowly, butterfly wings began to solidify in the mass of colours. Incredible wings, wispy and flowing, ethereal and shimmering. Then, a body emerged, small but strong. It was the faerie, exactly like the picture Mara had drawn earlier, complete with eyes full of anxiety. The faerie!
Mara ventured to whisper, “do you see it?”
“Yes,” Tom breathed. For the first time in his life he was speechless.
The faerie stared at Mara and Tom, as surprised to see them as they were to see it. It was confined to a small room, its eyes full of fear.
Mara sat, frozen, her hands holding the energy field, unsure of what she could do.
Tom gently reached into the luminous ball, put his hand around the tiny faerie, and pulled her out of the pulsating field of energy. Mara, stunned, let her hands go and the energy instantly disintegrated into a million points of light, dispersing though the room like a shattered rainbow. All that remained was a confused faerie and two very stunned children.