|The Angel of Light (standard:fantasy, 4118 words)|
|Author: Chancey||Added: Aug 04 2006||Views/Reads: 1603/998||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|This is a story about a girl who is blessed with magic powers after a war that destroys the world as we know it. She uses her powers to help the less fortunate of the new world.|
Angel of Light The world has come a long way in the last five years. Probably not in the right direction either. I was Kirstin Redding, in that other world, the world that you would consider normal. I am no longer Kirstin, and this is no longer that world. Five years ago, the largest war the world has ever seen broke out in the middle east. I was twenty-three years old at the time. I was an overweight school teacher, married young and tolerating life as it was. I never kept up with the political non-sense they have on the television all the time, but this time everyone listened. Apparently, some sort of Gihad had broken out, which in and of itself was nothing new. This time however, it was bad, they were using strange new weapons on each other, weapons that were creating mass disturbances everywhere. It was less than a week from the time I first heard that new announcement that the whole world had changed drastically. The United States had gotten into that war almost immediately, as had England, France, Spain, and almost every other country in the world. Before anyone knew exactly what was really going on, everything was burning dust and debri. Even in the United States, things were burning and all the major cities were gone. Every available adult male was fighting in the war, and all the women and children were starving. My parents had brought me up on a farm, however, and we always had enough food canned for emergencies. As soon as the war was over, things were even more strange. All the soldiers that were left, be it American, English, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Chinese, or Japenese, they formed an elite upper class of people, and then continued on to abduct and turn normal people into slaves. It was a nightmare. The soldiers especially like children, for they could easily mold children into exactly what they wanted them to be. It was a dangerous time for all people. Even the soldiers were not safe, for they turned on each other quite frequently. Meanwhile, I was learning of the hand that fate had dealt me. Apparently, when the war had started, it was decided by those in heaven that I should have some special and powerful gifts. I realized while I was in the garden one day. I could make plants grow simply by touching them. This led to several other unusual discoveries, such as the fact that I could now make myself invisible, climb trees with lightening speed, and transfer things from one place to another without touching them. I also realized that I could make things other than myself invisible, and then move them around while they were invisible. Then one day, while I was walking in the forest surrounding my home, I happened up on a very unfreindly wild boar, who immediately proceeded to try to attack me. It was at this point that I also realized that I could put animals to sleep. I am not sure how I do it, just that one second the angry boar was charging me, meaning to rip me to shreds, and the next minute he was snoring on the leaf carpet in the forest. Even though I had special powers they did not do me a great deal of good in general. Of course the growing power was very useful, considering that I was living from the garden, but the rest of the powers were just about useless. I never saw very many other people to use them on. I was actually glad that I did not because most of the people in this new world were dangerous, or so I thought. Then one night as I lay sleeping, I had a very vivid dream. In the dream, a princess of light came to me and explained what was going to happen in the next several years. First, she told me there would be a migrating of certain people into my domain, and that they were sent to me via similar dreams to the one that I was having. It was sort of a spiritual calling, I suppose, and that when they arrived we must all build a special secret dwelling for all of us to have a place to sleep and live, and that the place should have many common conveniences, such as electricity and plumbing. The next step would be to set up a sort of community in this place that must be secret and unfindable, for soon we would have many enemies. She said that I was to use my powers to protect, and hide our secret living place from the outside world. She stressed that the place should be unfindable unless I wanted it found, and only those who pass my inspection should be allowed inside. The next part of my vision was the most disturbing of all, at that time. She said that I was going to foil the soldiers and steal thier slaves. I gasped. I was not a wimp, but nor was I a super hero, and even Click here to read the rest of this story (273 more lines)
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