Firefly, The Reader

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10/8/2011 8:26 PM

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Your life is in your hands

Whether in cities or distant lands

In this dangerous game

To which our minds came

So play well and don't die

Sincerely, ~ Firefly ~



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The Firefly

Every harvest, a young lad  is sent to the Caves as an offering of peace. They are to find their way through the manyavatar.jpg twisting tunnels and passages, avoid the numerous drop-offs and cliffs, and survive on minimal food until they come to the domain of the Shadows. It is an ancient promise kept by the Kings and Queens of the kingdom. Ever since the cowardly king Isnin had backed away from the prospect of banishing the darkness, it was forced upon the people. The ones selected are called Fireflies, because they are only supplied with a lantern before they go down. Now, despite the offerings, the shadows are beginning to rise from their grave below to reclaim the lands. As the sun rises on harvest, every ear is attuned to the name of the young boy who shall serve the purpose. It falls not upon royalty, but on a slave working on the trade routes. If he survives, which is practically impossible, he might earn his freedom, but he would be the first.

~ The Firefly ~



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Delete Post Function on 9/14/2011 7:30:16 PM

I searched it but nothing came up, and as I said, it seemed so basic that somebody must have come up wit the idea.

Delete Post Function on 9/14/2011 6:49:41 AM

This seems so simple that I can't believe somebody hasn't thought of it, (or maybe they have and I am unaware of it): I would like a "delete post" function. If you have posted something and realize it isn't right, an option should appear next to reply if you created it to delete it.

The Firefly on 9/14/2011 6:44:47 AM

Here I have revised the third paragraph as it looked like a good place to start. I tried to loosen it up a bit:

Now you are traveling to the Alforin castle, still a slave. You are called like any citizen to attend the Offering ceremony, and being a young boy, potentially picked to go down to the caves. Your body shivers at the very thought of the caverns that make up the Shadow's domain. A slave of the trade route, you have been so attuned to nature and its greatness, and you can't imagine ever being away from it. Every year though, someone is given this great honor, and will never come back to retain it.

The Firefly on 9/13/2011 9:06:08 PM

Thanks for the advice, I'll look into those. As for the other part, I will see if I am trying too hard. It is often easy to FORCE yourself to write, so thanks for the reality check. Just let the words flow...

Sort by Length on 9/13/2011 7:35:08 PM

I know about the option to go from the shortest to longest on genres, but I am talking about an aid for all the stories in general.

Sort by Length on 9/13/2011 7:33:46 PM

I think that there should be a way to find stories by length, for example, if you want a short story, you would pick a length of three and it would list all of the stories that are that length. Sorry if somebody already wished this, I'm new. I think it would be nice to have this function though.

The Firefly on 9/13/2011 4:05:31 PM

If you want to critique every word or whatever, I am all ears. Seriously, what are your thoughts?

10 Years since 9/11 on 9/12/2011 7:48:24 PM


Images on 9/12/2011 7:45:52 PM

Can I use images in my stories from like Google, or is that not encouraged. Could somebody give me the guidelines?

Images on 9/12/2011 7:44:15 PM

As I have started reading some of the stories, I notice the images that serve as the items and story telling device. Where do you guys get them?