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|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 8:17am On Jun 19|
Good morning guys. I'm sorry it took so long to come back. I have more free time now so I will be dropping regular updates. How fast would you have me go?
I want to have many projects finished before the end of this year. So, how many stories from me would you love to see?
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 2:23am On Jun 20|
Birds flew across the skies singing their good morning. They swung, from low to high, fluttering their wings. They had no cause to be worried and certainly no anxiety.
Vince wished it was the same for him. He kept wondering how he would fair and what to expect when the time for the interview came.
Nature was at its brilliant best this morning. Vince breathed the fresh aroma that a cluster of flowers - the sweet, scented Isoria- was exuding. He gulped a lungful, momentarily forgetting about the task ahead of him.
Crayon had not stopped talking since they left the house. Vince wished the boy would stop at times. It was difficult to hear his own thoughts.
Crayon had told of the large number of people that get refused every now and then. Vince didn’t know what to make of the information. The boy’s words did little to better his already dwindling confidence.
It had even been difficult persuading Mrs. Mantel to allow him join Crayon at the school. She was of the believe that he wasn't supposed, wasn't meant, to practice magic.
She had told Vince point blank that she won't allow him go. It had been the visit of a man he remembered as Crane to get her to change her mind.
This Mr. Crane had seemed important, like a governor or lord because Mrs Mantel had been visibly shaken to see him.
What could make a full grown woman like Mrs. Mantel to be like that?
Vince would later hear that he was to begin trials the following week. He wondered what had been the breaking point.
As they edged farther into the woods, he noticed that the atmosphere changed somewhat. The birds no longer sang and the trees seemed to lean back.
They got into a thick bush with clusters of high rising grasses that Vince had a hard time brushing away from his path.
Crayon though found it very easy, sweeping away the tassels like a professional farmer. From behind, Vince could see him grin.
"You'll get used to it once you get in, " Crayon encouraged.
He liked the optimism that Crayon radiated. Vince didn't fancy his chances of being selected. He would have to see how things play out.
Finally, they were out of the bush and into a narrow path. The path ended, blocked by something he'd never expected- a snake.
Vince’s heart sank deep. He broke into cold sweat.
Snakes weren’t that much of a terror. He’d seen snakes but this was not the usual.
It was a giant snake. It’s head alone was bigger than Vince’s frame. He found his hands on Crayon's shoulder, for once, not concerned if the boy saw him frightened.
"This might be the right time to conjure a fire! " Vince said, the shaking evident in his voice.
Crayon chuckled and turning back, motioned with his hand for Vince to calm his nerves.
“Just do as I do. And please, listen carefully.”
Vince wondered what he meant. Was he going to dodge it or talk his way out? This was a snake. And for heaven’s worth, why was Crayon not afraid?
Vince wished he could shout that to his hearing because obviously, someone wasn't alright.
Expect that Crayon looked fine. The lad normally wasn't that courageous. If the kid could be scared of rats and roaches , why won’t he be afraid of a snake?
It just didn’t add up. It didn’t make sense.
Obviously, there was more to it. Vince stepped back to watch him.
The snake glided towards Crayon, stopping just short of brushing his face.
"Doors and a broom, I'm going to Rome! "
He watched with astonishment as the snake hissed. It opened its mouth and Crayon walked in.
What the heck, Vince thought.
As soon as Crayon got in, the snake shifted its gaze to face Vince.
If not that he’d emptied his bladder less than ten minutes ago, Vince was sure he’d be wet all over.
What had been drops of sweat had become literally rivers. His body was wet in seconds like he’d been swimming.
Also, the pendant had begun throbbing again.
The snake glided towards him stopping exactly the distance it had stopped for Crayon.
He recalled the words rooms and brooms but seemed lost on the others. He had to try because the snake looked like it would strike any moment.
"Doors and a broom..." He hesitated. He just couldn't recall the other words.
"Doors and a broom.. "
Another pause. Then the snake began to shift it's head back positioning for a strike.
Vince’s heart began to pound, loudly and the sweat flowed like raindrops. So much for wanting to go to school. He wondered if there was a chance he could change his mind.
I'm not interested again, Vince wanted to say.
The snake seemed to have read his thoughts as it slowly brought down its head. Vince thought that was the cue to start going back. He stepped back slowly choosing to back walk rather than having his back to the monstrous snake.
Mrs. Mantel was going to be disappointed in him. But he couldn't help it. He had to return home.
Home? Home.. He was close.
That was it. I'm going to Rome. He had remembered the last part.
He moved forward shouting it, like the snake wouldn’t hear if he didn’t shout.
"Doors and a broom, I'm going to Rome!"
He watched as the snake opened its mouth Vince ran inside. It closed after him and then he began to be pushed down with so much speed.
He found himself screaming. Then it stopped. Opening his eyes, he saw what was the most beautiful scenery he'd ever witnessed.
Some guys, clothe in blue coats glided past riding on the air. A young boy ran after a paper kite that was zooming in and out of corners. A basket full of papers was floating in mid air. Vince was astonished at the sight.
"I'd close my mouth if I were you.. You never know what could be coming your way. "
Vince didn't even know he had left his mouth open after he had said WOW. The man who’d spoken was tall, his mouth bending slightly to the right when he spoke. He was sporting a well-trimmed moustache.
“I'm Walter, and you're next in line for the trials.”
Vince allowed him lead the way as he trudged behind, his heart pounding softly.
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I want to try using pictures, screenshots actually. If it comes out good, maybe I will be updating with pictures instead. It's sometimes tiring having to re-edit to make it fit for Nairaland.
What do you think guys? I think this might even combat plagiarism issues. It's so late. Maybe I can sleep now.
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 9:33pm On Jun 20|
Good evening y'all.
Next update is here. Please do comment and tell me if you like the screen shots better. I put this here for you. It's your satisfaction I crave.
What do you think guys?
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by Bobosneh: 10:44pm On Jun 20|
the picture is better than writing in all over again. thank you op for the update more knowledge to your brain.
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 7:21am On Jun 21|
Thanks @bobosneh. I'm glad you liked it.
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 7:22am On Jun 21|
How've you been? D'you like the new way I update?
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 7:23am On Jun 21|
How'd you like the last update?
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by BlessedNiel: 8:37am On Jun 21|
pabon:As many as you can. May the almighty see you through in the projects you are undertaking
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 9:07am On Jun 21|
Thanks @BlessedNiel. I got some love for this brother (no homo). And amen to your prayers.
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by dawno2008(m): 4:33pm On Jun 21|
Nice work @pabon
I pray u finish this work,it's so interesting
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by BlessedNiel: 9:57pm On Jun 21|
pabon:Thanks Mr. Pabon, and Amen to your prayers too
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 8:31am On Jun 22|
You're welcome buddy.
I'm about to drop another update
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 8:38am On Jun 22|
Good morning. Let's ride. New update. Please comment what you think about the story. Your comments goes a long way in deciding what I should do next
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We're just getting started. Enjoy your weekend
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by Hardes(m): 9:46am On Jun 22|
Thanks for the update
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by Devilpen(m): 10:16am On Jun 22|
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 3:12pm On Jun 22|
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by Bobosneh: 7:32pm On Jun 22|
So Vince is a wizard of the first order
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 6:45pm On Jun 23|
LOL. I haven't said that ooo...
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by Ann2012(f): 6:55pm On Jun 23|
Thanks for the update
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by lahrra(f): 10:49pm On Jun 25|
Pls come and update
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 4:39am On Jun 26|
I'm sorry guys. I travelled and haven't had time to update. I'll drop one today Ceteris Paribus.
Welcome on board Ann2012 and lahrra
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by Bobosneh: 5:14pm On Jun 26|
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by lahrra(f): 1:24am On Jun 27|
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by dawno2008(m): 11:17am On Jun 30|
@pabon hope all is well?
Just checking to know when next update is will drop
Pls try to update,God bless
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by lahrra(f): 11:53pm On Jun 30|
Op please hope all is well with you. Waiting patiently for update.
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 4:41pm On Jul 05|
Sorry it took so long
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by Hardes(m): 5:09pm On Jul 05|
thanks 4d update
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by Bobosneh: 9:42pm On Jul 05|
nice update op thank you
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 7:40pm On Jul 13|
Work won't allow me to update on time. I'm sorry my people.
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by pabon(m): 1:18pm On Jul 23|
Good afternoon guys. I'm here again with a new update. Had to do this while I had the time.
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by dawno2008(m): 8:28pm On Jul 23|
Nice update @pabon,so till when again?
|Re: Mysteries Of No-land by Hardes(m): 5:43pm On Jul 24|
Update! Update!! Update!!!
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