Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

Free copy left
You can read our best books
Meg Richberger would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Between The Worlds

By Meg Richberger All Rights Reserved ©

Horror / Fantasy


Long, long ago, a great depression settled over the land. Word spread that the lands were drying up and crops were dying. The people were becoming anxious and scared. During this time, a man wandered from town to town. He was a strange man with eyes like glass, so clear you could almost see his thoughts.
He was a quiet soul, offered friendly smiles, but said few words. It was said that he brought good luck to the places he visited. By the time he’d depart, the crops would grow and produce more than ever. The vegetation would be greener, the people happier.
He was always welcomed with opened arms to the places he visited. So happy were the people to see him, that they showered him with beautiful gifts and delicious foods. The villagers were afraid that if they made him unhappy, their town would surely die. But he was a humble man, and he would always respectfully turn down the offerings. And as soon as he had arrived, he would leave, and the village would flourish.

 Arryn ran her fingers over the worn leather cover, looking the journal over carefully before opening it again. The words were written in beautiful elegant calligraphy. Years of dedication and practice apparent with each stroke in the fading black ink. She had read it at least a dozen times, always finding herself lost in the stories for sometimes hours at a time.

"What'ch ya readin'?"

She snapped the book shut and stood up, "Grandma's journal." She said, holding the book up to the boy before her. 

He looked back at her blankly, his eyes the color of the wooden floor beneath their feet.  He made no attempt at taking the book, "Oh," He said softly, running a hand through messy blonde hair, "She was crazy."

 "Adam!" Arryn chided, her eyebrows drawing together. 

"What?" Adam bit back, "It's true, you know it!"

Arryn sighed, cradling the book to her chest, "She had her moments. You didn’t know her like I did though..." Her voice trailed off sadly.

Adam's hands opened and closed at his sides, he stepped back, the floorboards creaking under his feet, "Well... uhm... Mom just wanted me to tell you that dinner was ready." He turned fluidly, disappearing out the bedroom door. Arryn looked at the journal once more, before setting it down on her desk. Carefully she opened it to where she left off.

I was twenty the first time I saw him. 

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

MegaRogueLegend666: I love this story so much. It's impossible to describe my excitement with each new chapter in words. The author has such a good writing style, very good descriptions of the fighting and character descriptions/emotions. the plot is also amazing! This fanfic could be a side anime show or novel ......

Ben Gauger: Kudos to Bryan Laesch, author of Remnants of Chaos:Chaotic Omens for his use of the Gothic style of writing and in addition the footnotes and endnotes at the end of each chapter, a welcome accompaniment to be sure, though his use of grammar could use a little improving, but his use of punctuation...

Lauren Suzmeyan-Raine: I'm so glad you found a place to post your stories. I was horrified when I saw yours had been taken down, they are definitely the best 'reading' stories I've ever read. And I've made it my business to read every one I can. Well done.Lauren

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

PurpleInkling: Hippocrite is spelt hypocrite.Also it is an awesome story! A good one after so long. I was hoping someone would write a good fanficiton playing off what Ron said at the station. You are doing a remarkable job. It would have been interesting if Albus had also ended up in Ravenclaw though that mig...

summerstone: Seriously this is one of the best books I've ever read. The plot is intriguing, I love the narrative style. Its very descriptive and unique, with minimal cliches. It makes for a great read and the sequels are amazing. Totally worth reading. ^^ That's me trying to be professional. But in all hones...

Dylan: I enjoyed reading this book. Gay romance is not normally my genre of choice, but this was great! The story was very captivating. There was a lot of non stop action and the characters had great personalities. An on fire read!

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

Lacey Schmidt: The Trouble with Super is that you can't stop reading it. Mr. Barrett's characters are all to easy to relate to even if you don't have a super quirk of your own, and their plight is both heart-rendingly funny and heart-warmingly sad at the same time. It's a bit like Office Space meets the Matri...

More Recommendations

John Reed: Seadrias masterfully captures the impressiveness and complex scope that a science fiction novel should provide while carefully crafting an entire universe that will leave a reader in awe from start to finish. The only flaw I could find is that I wish I could have read more. This book is certainly...

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."