′Once upon a time’; a phrase too commonly said.
This story begins with a not so common opening: ′How can you dream?′ Yes, I asked. ′How do you dream? What is it like?′ Until recently, I had not dreamt during my life. It had been short; I was sixteen after all. I read about all of these dreams that had come true, but dreams never did anymore. I heard how someone could work their way to their goals, but that seemed like a fantasy no one could ever reach.
It all started after dreaming was ... See More banned by the government. With dreams gone, all creativity and new ideas were sucked down the drain. Without them, people resorted to a dull lifestyle filled with geriatric technology. Society, technology, and culture were not advancing within our country, and our lives seemed pointless. Day in and day out, we’d do the exact same routine, and wear the exact same clothing. Nothing was ever different; different wasn’t even allowed.
Not only was dreaming in the unconscious sense forbidden, but so, too were ambitions. Any person who was caught was quickly put to death. Eventually, the government began providing us with nightly vials to prevent our brainwaves from having dreams while sleeping. These vials were given for the nighttime hours and lasted for ten hours after taking it. If anyone refused to take the medication, they were killed; but when we did take it, my father said you could no longer escape reality.
I really wished that I could. Sleep was the only break I ever got from my life.
My grandmother said that the government was afraid that these dreams would cause people to want to rebel and not listen to the government-- to come up with ways of doing everything better and to leave the government behind. They were afraid that dreaming would threaten their dictatorship.
In reality, taking away dreams only made it worse. People whispered in corners to make sure no one overheard them, and smiling would vanish when a government car drove by. No one dared to make a sound on the streets, leaving them cold, dark, silent. Only the monotonous voice on a speaker echoed through downtown.
“Remember to obey the rules and regulations at all costs. Alert the nearest official of any suspicious figures. Follow to achieve and trust those who lead. Anyone who chooses to rebel and become a radical will be put to death.”
This voice would regularly remind citizens of the rules and the system put in place. Those that are caught breaking those regulations were put to death by executioners.
All, but one.
Hello, I'm writing a new story, it's fantasy itself with romance and action.
Her JInn's Heart
After many days of hard work I edited my fantasy/action work , Canton Chronicles: Rising Power, the first one of my intended quadralogy.
The story takes place in the hidden Island of Canton, in a parallel Universe not so different from our own Earth. Except there, the Gods are three mystical women, powerful and dangerous. And the people also have Powers, in order to face an old evil, long thought gone. Give it a try and tell me what you think.
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Hello everyone. I want to share the first book in a series that I am working on. Its a YA urban fantasy book that will have you hooked from start to finish. Its not your typical damsel in distress story and the ending will leave you wanting more. I already have a few reviews and really think that it will appeal to most readers. Please read, enjoy, and review.
Hey, everyone. Just making the rounds, giving this, "being social," thing a go. Since this is the Fantasy group, and my current piece is fantasy, I thought I'd drop a link, cross my fingers, and duck for cover. As the Eleventh Doctor would say: GERONIMO.
(Oh, in case you were wondering, the plot revolves around a young man whose childhood imaginary friend ... See More reappears in his life, and ends up dragging him and his cousin into a decade-long conflict between opposing forces of the afterlife. If the young man wants to protect everything he holds dear, he'll have to embrace a side of himself that he abandoned a long, long time ago...or, you know something equivalently dramatic ^_^ ).
Hi all -
I'm a traditionally published author looking to check out other manuscript marketing options. If you like urban fantasy of the ghost story variety with a comic political twist involving a long dead president please read and review TEDDY entered in the Fiction Contest a bit late. There are 96 free copies left. https://www.inkitt.com/stories/fantasy/98806?ref=a_c2087f47-2587-4dd7-9407-52980bae2b54
Hi all potential readers and reviewers,
happy to meet all of you and thank you for reading this post.
I have tried to write a new kind of fantasy tale bringing together some of the entrenched creatures of the fantasy world and introduce some of the issues and problems which arise from them. From this i created my first book "The Books of Renly" Link below.
fast action as you propelled into the world of fantasy as you follow a new kind of fighter as he finds his feet after ... See More being found upon a battle filed, then traded as pit fighter by his new captors. its not long before he has an opportunity trust upon him to change his cards. the question is only what does some one have to gain for it
Happy to swap reviews happy reading
In a world where dreaming, creativity, and differences are wrong and banned by the government, a shy young girl must strive to help her friends and stop the unjust forces of the dictatorship over her nation. When she takes on too much that she can't seem to swallow, will she overcome her fear of speaking and use the power of differences to help take down an entire country?
I'd love to hear your feedback!
my second book of the fantasy series Canton Chronicles is here. It's not 100% completed thought, so I will upload chapter after chapter. I will try and upload chapters as fast as I can, since the book is almost ready. Any reviews, kind or less kind, would be appreciated. The link for the first chapter is here: https://www.inkitt.com/stories/fantasy/104773?preview=true
P.S If someone needs to check the first book, you can find it under this link: ... See More https://www.inkitt.com/stories/fantasy/96407?preview=true&ref=a_88980bd1-035f-46d0-bfe3-6fec0d546d3c
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