All the Magic Left the World

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Something has disrupted the ethereal force that imbues all the creatures of the world with magic.

This story is from Year 8, The Year of Revisitation
I revisit one of the stories I’ve already written, and write a new standalone story connected to or inspired by the existing one through a character, a place, an object, a continuation of events (okay, sequel), and so on.


Something has disrupted the ethereal force that imbues all the creatures of the world with magic.


This week I am again revisiting a theme or idea rather than the specifics of a previous story. Magic and flight. Flight with wings has always been an ability that has enchanted and fascinated me. What if magic was once as abundant in the world as air and water? And every creature needed it to live and could wield it as they chose? How then did the world come to be as it is now? (Seemingly) devoid of magic?

This week’s story idea was inspired by an early mythological-fantastical story I wrote about enchanted flight, “A Gildenfaere’s Gift.”

[Video Description: Trailer. Duration, 37 seconds. No sound. Digital drawing. Various winged animals in the sky positioned at a diagonal from bottom left to top right. At bottom left a snake emerges from glowing clouds. The snake has two arms and is holding them out. The left arm appears to be disconnected. Outspread wings appear from just behind the snake’s head. Behind, above, and to the left of the snake a giant turtle swims through the air toward the viewer with outspread wings emerging from behind the forelimbs and smaller wings emerging from behind the head. A spider crawls on the turtle’s shell. The spider bears eight wings. Behind the turtle at some distance an elephant descends. Faded feathers fall from the elephant’s wings. Behind the elephant, the glowing outline of an owl’s head in three-quarters view, facing left, is just visible. The words “Short Story” and “Genre: Mythology” are displayed in front of the image. The title card fades and lines from the story appear in text boxes: “Once, in a long-forgotten age, every creature could live in every sphere. This was so because of an energy, a force that spun around and through the world. The elephants called it ‘ethereum.’ The owls called it ‘magic.’” The title appears as the last line appears and fades. A watermark of the site URL appears at bottom right throughout.]


Genre: Mythology, Fable
Tags: CREATUREETHEREUMGORILLAMAGICMONKEYOWLSERPENTSPIDERSQUIDTURTLEWOLF


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