Thursday, December 10, 2015

Mazzy The Mermaid Princess by Carol Eliassen



Queen Eldora is banished by her husband the King from her immortal home to live among the human race as a mortal woman. A miracle occurs during the birth of her Granddaughter that sets her free and drives her to find out the true reason of her betrayal.  Along the way she begins to understand what motivates her and stays true to herself when it comes to love and forgiveness even while facing her greatest enemy.

If you are interested in viewing the artwork of the Artist who inspired my story you can view it on line at www.stephaniebroker.com

And so it begins: 


 The Birth of

Mazzy The Mermaid Princess 

by Author Carol Eliassen


Chapter One: The Crossroads of Baku

 

Figure 2: Artwork by Artist Stephanie Broker

 

“Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides” - Unknown Author

     Something was different about today. The tides of the Caspian Sea seemed to sway in perfect rhythm. I cannot fully understand it or describe it in perfect detail. Trust me it was different. It seemed that something perfect and magical was happening in the seas below. I did not know what but whatever it was, I could imagine it as beautiful and pure. You could actually smell it in the air with each inhalation of pure misty salt water.

     I was on the beach near the city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The sand seeped in between my toes as I walked barefoot along the beach. It was so soft it felt like a touch of smooth silk. I dusted it off as I started to climb the stairs to the pier that stood alone near my hotel.

     The beauty of the surrounding sea, beach, and mountains astounded me with each step. I put on my sandals as I walked up on the creaky boards and headed out to the end of the pier. The waves were crashing into it in perfect harmony as if it were the beat of one’s own heart.  

      As I ventured to the end of the pier to take in the view, I met an old woman who sat in a fold out chair staring out to sea. She seemed out of place. She had a blanket wrapped from the neck down that had some ancient pictures and Arabic writing embroidered on it. She had long flowing black and silver hair and there were deep lines that adorned her face. She continued staring out to sea as though no one had approached. It seemed as if she was watching for something on the horizon as she scanned it back and forth with her eyes.  

      My name is Katrina Nelson, a Journalist that covers governmental events, I happened to be in this magnificent city only for a few days to report on a trip made by the President of the United States. The trip was almost over except for the Gala dinner at the estate of one of the most prominent families in town tonight. I needed a break so I chose to take a walk along the beach ending up here on the pier. Call it destiny or whatever you like for missing that dinner, I have no regrets. I found the greatest story of all time told to me by an old woman sitting on a pier in a broken fold up chair wearing an old blanket staring out to sea. 

     This is the old woman’s story. 


This short story is being published and distributed soon by a leading distribution company.   Stay tuned for some exciting details in the next two weeks! 

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Clairvoyant Gift by Carol Eliassen



 Did this piece in a class I finished recently.  It starts out with an assignment of a few starting words and then you write the story. Sometimes we all need a boost to get us started in our writing or at least a deadline to finish!  Hope you enjoy this short piece.  I have more - will post later. 

Pat knew for a long time that a clairvoyant gift was a curse to some and a gift to others.  Observing some of his peers he could see the mistakes that were made and had devastating results.  Pete was one of them who knew better but he was set to save the world and use his gifts.  He only created chaos and fear.  Pat on the other hand used his gift for the good and kept secret the bad he would “see.”  

As Pete’s voice became a high shrill over the group of clairvoyant members that had gathered for their monthly meeting, he prophesied, “the end is near!”  Pat immediately jumped up from across the room and literally ran over to calm his childhood friend.  

“Pete, we know what you are seeing but right now we need to keep calm and stick to the meeting agenda that is going on tonight,” he gently reminded him.  

“But –“

“It’s ok, just not tonight.  We can discuss it over coffee tomorrow at my house in the morning, say 10:00 am?  You’ll be there, right?” 

“Yeah, sure, I guess as he slowly moved to sit down again and regain his composure.  “Not sure what came over me but it seems like it is happening more and more.”

“I know my friend.  You’ll be okay, he assured him.  “Maybe we should go see Dr. Moore next week and find out if he can help you with the new procedure he is testing.  He would like you to try it –“

“I don’t think I’m ready for it and I’m not sure or really clear as to why I need it”, he interrupted Pat as though he was longer remembering what just happened.   

“Let’s talk about it tomorrow and I’ll invite Jack and he can explain it to you.  You do remember Jack, Dr. Moore’s assistant?”

“Not really.  I’ll be there anyway.  Better get back to the meeting Pat.  I don’t want to miss the Extra-sensory perception (ESP) coverage Joan is going to start covering in her presentation.  See you tomorrow.”

Pat knew what Pete couldn’t remember.  His dear friend and clairvoyant buddy had a head injury a few years back and would have random outburst and then not remember why.  His gift only made things worse.  Yes, it was a gift at one time but now a curse.

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