You live in a world where you get a magical power at a certain age. The older you are when you get the power, the stronger it is.
Try to write from the perspective of an older or younger character than yourself, considering the scale of their powers and how they fit into this fantasy world.
My name is Astraea Loren. I am 8 years old. Everyone where I live gets a special power when they turn 8. My birthday is today which means I get my power! I’m a little nervous that it won’t be a very good power. I walked downstairs to my kitchen for the party.
There were lots of pastel decorations and I saw that the cake was already on the table. The candle on the cake was already lit. I walked ...
I always knew that at thirteen I would get my magical ability and I always thought that I would get the same abilities as my family.
But when I was tested by the High Mage of my village, I tested as something different, something long forgotten, something evil.
I was banished and left for dead by the village and my own family disowned me. But when I learned that I was destined for something great...
June 21, 2022
After my 100th birthday I have officially lost hope. Maybe I got my power at so young an age that it isn't even noticeable. Maybe I just don't get one. It's not fair, I don't want to be special, I want to have powers like everyone else. All of my friends got ...
The incessant clank-clank- clanking reverberated between your ears. The path ahead was blocked by a grotesque figure… the tall, dark trees suddenly became closer, narrowing the space around you. It became chilly, you see fog around you, blocking you from seeing beyond. “Howdy! Know where I can mine myself some good ole’ gold?” The grotesque figure says. Forgetting the terrible gift you received on...
Anxious about this impossible choice.
Which I will attempt to make with poise.
I can delay till I’m much older and unstoppable.
Being extinguished before then is very probable.
What good is a hero with no courage or a mockingbird with no song.
I will pick, please God don’t let me be wrong.
If I go too early and others wait.
Will that also seal my fate.
Possessing no comparable exper...
This place is boring, it’s all grey; grey walls, grey roof, grey floor.
Grey, grey and more stinking grey.
Momma says I have to stay here, but I don’t really know why.
I don’t remember much either of how I ended up here in the room of grey.
One minute I was coloring with my brother in the living room, I remember because I was trying to color a rainbow but Levi had the ...
"Bro. You're going to figure out your powers one day. You just got to be patient." Will said as he set his empty mug of beer back onto the table.
I took a large swig of my beer. "Dude, that's easy for you to say."
"What do you mean it's easy for me to say?" Will questioned.
"You figured out your powers when you were eighteen. You've had it forever."
"Okay. Maybe I should have paraphras...
I have always known magic exists
When we are kids we see magic differently
We are taught magic means illusion but I find this isn’t so …..
Magic is honing in on your authentic self and living in alignment. Magic is the perfection of nature and learning to live by it.
Magic is walking into your favourite second hand store and finding that one thing you always wanted but never thought you would ow...
There’s some luck in being an Old One.
Firstly, I look about twenty-five. Twenty-five and Neutral is an accomplishment. Twenty-five and Neutral is the buzz of potential energy under your skin. It’s people drawn to you in anticipation of what you will become. It’s excited whispers and sketched out futures filling notebooks.
I am, of course, wearing fake marks. Today they are gaseous ones, caref...
“Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal." - I Ching
The unintended consequences of lessons first learned reveal themselves in a myriad of ways.
Childhood was filled with long periods of waiting. The promise that good things came to those who waited seemed empty at times. A false truth offered to distract the impatient. Any fanfare that was added to ...
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