Walking With The Ancients

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What do you see 3/26/2019

Title: Walking With The Ancients
Summary: In the time of choosing, someone takes a less traveled path.

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The Shadowed Snow

Fantasy

Title: The Shadowed Snow by Paula Cas
Fandom: Original Fiction
Ratings: Gen
Summary: What do you see? Picture Prompt – Beginning the journey.

Standing before the Council of Sages, it was hard to hide my nerves. These were my teachers, mentors … My family. There was no need to be nervous, but ever since the moon hid her face there had been an air of anticipation permeating the pile of rocks … Uhm, the Keep, I called home. I pulled my attention back to Council as the leader of the Council began to speak.

“The time has come for you to begin the journey into your future.” I felt my eyes widen with surprise, but I held my silence. “You will be given all you need to survive your journey.” A page to the Council moved in front of me, her arms holding a staff topped with a beautiful crystal and a cloak.

“Where am I going?” I asked while fastening the cloak around my shoulders. From what seemed like a far distance I heard a gasp escape when I took hold of the staff. It automatically adjusted to my height and felt as though it had always been in my hand.

“You will go North until the moon shows the entirety of her face. There you will find your home until it is time to continue your journey. You will depart when the day overcomes the night.” The Council disappeared from my sight.

When I stepped from the Council chamber, the first thing I noticed was the first rays of the sun dancing across the beveled crystalline windows of the Keep. Tears pricked my eyes at the thought of my few possessions I would have no time to collect for one did not disobey when told to leave, so I vanquished the tears and with my back ramrod straight, I stepped out to greet the new day.

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As I walked, I found a water skin with a broken strap that was easily fixed, and a traveler’s pack found hanging from a broken limb. The ability to carry water and food found along the trail eased many of my worries. Living out in the temperate climate of my childhood home held little anxiety for me, but I worried about what I would find as I entered the northern climes, for they were not known for their hospitality. Puzzling on the words spoken by the Head of the Sage Council, I still had no answers when my boots first crunched in the snow.

The staff provided the spark for my fires, my cloak warmth from the sharpest cold. As I held to true North, water was plentiful, and there always seemed to be a rabbit or partridge that willingly sacrificed itself for my supper accompanied by tender shoots along the streams or winter berries the birds were willing to share.

Using what I had learned, I was able to keep my fears for the future grounded until I could feel them flow into the earth with each step taking me closer to my new home. With my body hardened to the trail and my mind armored against my anxieties, I watched the clouds part to show me the full face of the moon. Between the light of my staff, and the light of the moon, I felt no need to stop for the night. I continued to follow the small stream that had provided my water throughout the day. Seeing a hedgerow at the edge of the trees, I squeezed through the opening as the hedge grew around the flowing water.

Gaining my feet, I picked up my staff and shook the snow from my cloak. Looking up to see where next my path would lead, I saw the moon shining upon a Keep sitting atop a rocky isle rising from the frozen lake and knew I was home.

~ finis ~

Whispers In The Mind

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Tuesday Weekly Challenge

February 26, 2019

Weekly challenge

RULES:  write your post on your own blog.

Link back to this post with a “Pingback”  OR copy/paste the *link of your own post* into the comment section of this prompt.

Prompt: Feb/26/2019: Poetry, stories, whatever you see/feel about this photo.

Mondays, I post a “Roundup” of all links showing in the comment section of this post.(Check that your link shows up in the comment section).

Photo prompt for this week:

Fantasy What do you See? photo challenge Tuesday, Feb/26/2019

Have a good week!

Hélène

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Giving thanks for the bounty of friends and family in our lives.
Blessings for health and bounty in your lives.

Oro Expeditions After Dark ~ August 19

By Paula Cas

Join Oro and Paula Cas at 9:00pm EDT for And Then Some Again Productions next episode of Oro Expeditions After Dark.

The switchboard is open at 845-277-9146 for you to join Oro and Paula Cas to discuss news and commentary on subjects from gold mining to current events.. Call in and give us a clule about your favorite place to prospect, metal detecting, suction dredge, and any other mining activity we missed. We’ll check in on the LDMA and GPAA to see what events they have scheduled for the summer.

We’re sure to get into news about the Expedition, and our first adventure with The Big Nugget Buggy. Things that have happened or just struck that certain chord to make you want to share. It’s been a long week and it ain’t over yet.

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Contact us at: Oro Expeditions and Oro Cas CryptoWorld

Oro Expeditions After Dark ~ August 12th

By Paula Cas

And Then Some Again Productions presents Oro Expeditions After Dark with Hosts Oro and Paula Cas, Sunday, August 12the at 9:00pm EDT.

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Oro Expeditions After Dark ~ August 5th

By Paula Cas

After a hectic and productive week, Oro and Paula are back on the air with the next And Then Some Again edition of Oro Expeditions After Dark.

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Crypto And Then Some … July 26th

By Paula Cas

 

Join us Thursday, July 26th at 9pm EDT for the newest edition of Crypto And Then Some … hosted by Oro and Paula Cas.

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Oro Expeditions After Dark ~ July 22nd

By Paula Cas

Join us Sunday, July 22nd at 9:00 pm EDT for the next edition of Oro Expeditions Ater Dark.

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Crypto And Then Some … July 19th

By Paula Cas

Join us Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 pm EDT for a new edition of Crypto And Then Some … Hosted by Oro and Paula Cas

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Oro Expeditions After Dark ~ July 15

By Paula Cas

 

Join us Sunday night at 9 pm EDT as KDCL Media along with And Then Some Again Productions Presents Oro Expeditions After Dark.

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