30 Days of Writing: Day Four

Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!

If we ignore the epic I wrote aged six about an elephant at the circus who lost his balloon and proceeded to search in a nearby forest in the hunt for the balloon, ending up totally lost before finding his way back to the circus (although without the balloon, sadly), then the first story I really wrote was The Oracle, written when I was around thirteen.

It was a story was set in another world that was built upon the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, with guardians to watch over the respective areas, plus dark elements of the same, with Ultimate Guardians of the light and the dark either side, and this was all kept in balance by the Oracle, a being that took the form of a giant golden ball, which was dying because the Dark Guardian elements had broken a piece off it that had been lost in the ether.

This piece ended up on Earth (somehow), where it landed in the possession of a girl called Charlene, who was in turn charged with restoring the Oracle to its former self, with the help of a dragon and a wolf who were sent from the Light Guardian to help her. I don’t recall the reasoning behind the missing piece ending up on Earth, or why it became the responsibility of this girl to restore it, but I’m sure it was a great idea at the time.

With it being possibly over twelve years ago, the details are a little hazy, but that was the general story. It was full of dragons, shapeshifters and a whole other mess of fantastical creations that were practically made up on-the-spot.

It wasn’t very good. It had some wonderful little ideas, but it was fairly poor execution.

Hopefully, my skills have improved a little bit since then.


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