“Escape from Ackerley” a collaborative story
March 19, 2021 at 2:03 pm #126304Birds Rock@birds-rock
Everyone, I’m going on vacation and will be back in a few weeks.March 19, 2021 at 2:12 pm #126307
Have fun! Mind if I control Faith while you’re gone? Just make choices for her and stuff like we’re doing with GoK, not get into her head and build character. 😛
"Lacho calad! Drego morn!"March 23, 2021 at 7:10 pm #126566Jasmine@jasmine
*pulls forum out of the deep dark pit of lost forums and dusts it off*
Woops, how did that get there?
Farley didn’t move. Even when she heard Ash ask what happened, she didn’t move. Maybe if she stayed still, she would wake up and realize it was a dream.
Why had she done that? Why had Akaya stayed behind, even when she knew she was in danger? Farley wanted to not care, but she did care. Akaya would have cared if it was her.
She kept telling herself that she was a fox, and foxes could only look out for themselves, that’s the way it worked in the forest. But…that’s not what Akaya had done. Did that change things? Did that make herself a bad being? Why had Akaya stayed and not saved herself?
Questions, sadness, and confusion, raged in Farley’s head.
I AM afraid. I'm glad that I am. That tells me I need to be brave. ~W.M.April 6, 2021 at 5:24 pm #128433
*sees topic* *squeals* *rapidly dusts it off then places it back on the shelf*
Sorry for not being on! Not sure what to do with Silent at the moment. . . the Writer’s Block on my WIP seems to be determined to spread itself over all of my projects. *glares at giant concrete block obstructing my path*
Ummm. . . you there?
“Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on.” -- Nick FuryApril 6, 2021 at 8:15 pm #128477
Yurp, I’m not sure what I’m gonna do with Ash right now either. *shrugs*
"Lacho calad! Drego morn!"April 10, 2021 at 6:50 pm #129791
So. . . what’s the next story stage? I mean, what should happen next?
Should it be night, and then by morning the flood waters have receded (or something like that. . .), and the animals wake up to the sound of humans cutting down trees / using heavy machinery to make a dam?
Does that work?
((*wonders where on earth my brain got that* So either my writer’s block has worn off, or Hymn of the High Seas is a really good song for this. *shrugs and decides to roll with it*))
“Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on.” -- Nick FuryApril 11, 2021 at 6:39 pm #130121April 13, 2021 at 6:51 pm #130958
Okay! 😀 *turns on music that I think will work for Silent*
((Hi, this is me from the future after I’m done writing this post. Goodness gracious that turned out depressing. Apologies. . .))
The sun was setting. My heart was heavy in my chest, almost as though someone had tied a stone to it, and had I been capable of crying, my eyes would have been as dry as stones in the the Sahara, with not a drop of water left to shed as a tear.
So this is what grief feels like.
Sadness I had felt before. Sadness that I couldn’t be like my adoptive, furry siblings, sadness that I was silent, and that it restricted me.
This was nothing like that.
I suppose that I ought to count myself lucky that I had never experienced the death of someone close to me before, and I guess that I was.
I certainly didn’t feel lucky, though.
Perhaps if I had dealt with this before, it would be easier now.
Did things like this even get easier over time?
I had no idea, no experience from which to draw.
The sun sank behind the distant hills, its final rays painting the clouds around it orange, yellow, and pink, and sweeping the rest of the sky’s expanse with twilight. Glimmering stars twinkled and laughed from galaxies light years away, at last peeking their shining faces through the atmosphere after waiting all day for the sun’s departure.
On any other night, I would have marveled at their beauty, just as I always did, but right now my heart was heavy, and my mind consumed with thoughts of Akaya.
What had it been like for her?
Had she been swept away by the currents, tangled in the branches of some fallen tree, or in the remains of some human trap?
Had she struggled? Fought?
Whatever she had done, it hadn’t worked. She was gone now.
Perhaps it would have been easier to deal with this if I’d been born an animal that could cry. Then I could have released the pain in floods of tears, and been done with it.
But now. . .
A new thought flitted into my mind. A terrible thought. Frantically, I pushed it away, but it had already done its damage.
If I’d gotten there sooner, flown faster, would I have been able to save her?
I curled up on the soft grass a small distance away from the others, and hid my face beneath my wing so that they couldn’t see my pain.
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by Rebekah12.
“Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on.” -- Nick FuryApril 15, 2021 at 3:58 pm #131804Jasmine@jasmine
Woohoo! The story is going again! Thanks @rebekah12!
I just discovered recently that there is an actual person named Farley other than the character I created, when I named my character I wasn’t trying to name her off of another person XD
I AM afraid. I'm glad that I am. That tells me I need to be brave. ~W.M.April 16, 2021 at 2:07 pm #132207April 16, 2021 at 2:14 pm #132219
Ash didn’t understand why everyone was so upset. It was just the predator getting what was coming to her, right?
But how would you feel if it were Cedar who was lost, or Ivy?
Ash hung his head. Why were his thoughts so good at making him feel like a fool?
Curling up on the grass a little away from the others, Silent tucked her gigantic head under her gigantic wing and trembled a bit. Ash suddenly felt bad – terrible. Here he was, happy the wolf was gone, when her friends were mourning.
Unable to believe he was doing it, Ash trotted over to Silent and awkwardly cleared his throat, nudging her shoulder with his antlers. “Hey.”
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Joelle Stone. Reason: Got the tag wrong. Again. XD
"Lacho calad! Drego morn!"April 16, 2021 at 7:15 pm #132345Crazywriter@crazywriter
Hey guys! Sorry i haven’t been active for A LONG TIME. But i’m hoping and thinking thats gonna change, as i have a little more free time. I’m about to have dinner, but either tonight or tomorrow i’ll get a post out.April 16, 2021 at 7:19 pm #132346
YOUR BACK YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!
No worries! Life can REALLY get in the way sometimes. *glares at life stuff that steals my time*
“Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on.” -- Nick FuryApril 16, 2021 at 7:20 pm #132347
AHA WE HAVE OUR MINK BACK!! *does ecstatic flips*
*coughs* I mean, “Welcome back!” 😛 And like Bekah said, no worries! School is really killing me these days. 🙂
"Lacho calad! Drego morn!"April 16, 2021 at 8:50 pm #132383Crazywriter@crazywriter
Yeah i’m glad to be back! I cant remember where i left 0ff with Ferguson. But before i do, could someone give me a list of characters, and who their currently traveling with? Thank you for helping my feeble mind. XD
Also, i turn 15 next week!
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