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Where the Willow Walks ~ (9/13/18)

EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
edited September 13 in Stories and Legacies
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"Down by the water, under the willow, sits a lone ranger minding the willow.
He and his wife once lived happily, planted a seed that grew through the reeds."
"Willow" - Jasmine Thompson


This is the tale of Adriel and Theran - two names often heard whispered in tall creation tales but brushed away by many in Atalan to be silly folklore. Many believed Adriel and Theran to be two original gods of varying relation (siblings and rivals the most common); some think them to be silly children's stories to teach of morality. One book published by a rogue historian challenged all of the previous assumptions declaring Adriel and Theran lovers across ages that created a stir among the masses until it was discredited and shoved to the public as romantic nonsense. Yet what many had yet to realize was that the truth was much closer than they thought.


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Chapters
00 ~ The Storyteller
01 ~ A Lesson in Science
02 ~ Adriel and Theran
03 ~ The Nine Generals
04 ~ Nyenni
05 ~ The Battle of Atalan
06 ~ The Pioneer
07 ~ Marie's Bluebells
08 ~ The Academy
09 ~ You Won't Last Here
10 ~ Family Day
11 ~ The Academy Chronicles
12 ~ Love Lines
13 ~ Don't Forget to Breathe
14 ~ The Snow Wars
15 ~ One Winter Morning
16 ~ Catrina Miser

Where the Willow Walks is my current baby; this story has been on my mind for the past year and my primary focus for the past 6(ish) months! This story is very folklore-y and takes place in the same world as The Reapers Legacy, Song of the Nightingale, and Faction of the Lost Ones (my 3 other stories). This story will be passed between several narrators as it tells the story across many, many years. Any thoughts and comments are always welcome!
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  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Author's Note - So I'm using this story as my main focus for SimNoWriMo on Boolprop! Ergo, the goal is to get as many updates out as I can for the month of September! This should be exciting and I hope anyone who reads it enjoys it too!
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    03 ~ The Nine Generals

    Torig imbued more than breath, but a piece of his soul and energy into nine spirits - his nine generals.
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Author's Note - Off with a bang for SimNo; ~ 4,000 words and 55 pictures! Woo! This update kicked my butt with editing though. Imma go take a breather now.
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    04 ~ Nyenni

    A spirit’s bond with it’s other half is the most pure thing I can ever describe.
  • MikeWoolfMikeWoolf Posts: 39 Member
    Nice lol
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    MikeWoolf wrote: »
    Nice lol

    :smiley: Thank you!
  • MpartMpart Posts: 110 Member
    Lovely chapter as always, Livvielove! I adored your edits and especially the foreshadowing...ugh it messed with my heart. GAH. (Clutches heart)
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Mpart wrote: »
    Lovely chapter as always, Livvielove! I adored your edits and especially the foreshadowing...ugh it messed with my heart. GAH. (Clutches heart)

    :heart: Thank you!!! I worked really hard on the edits for this chapter. I'm glad you like them! It makes all those hours spent worthwhile! :smiley:
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    edited September 2017
    Author's Note - Update 3 for SimNo; this puts me roughly halfway there!

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    05 ~ The Battle of Atalan

    She took the hit herself… and shattered into fragments.
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Author's Note - Update 4 for SimNo! With this chapter I've ALMOST completed my goal at a nearly +4,000 words more. I now sit at a happy 9.3k words (out of 10k). Happy, happy, HAPPY day!
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    06 ~ The Pioneer

    "Sometimes you have to be the pioneer to learn something new."
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Author's Note - I did it! Woo! 12k words for the month of September! That means my SimNoWriMo is completed with gold! :heart: I'm so excited it would happen on this chapter too, as this was one of my most emotional chapters. I really poured my heart into trying to convey emotions so any and all feedback is appreciated!

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    07 ~ Marie's Bluebells

    “Promise me you won’t stop learning… but more importantly, that you will never… never stop pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy.”
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Author's Note - One last one for SimNoWriMo! Ending with a bang 6k words and 114 pictures! :heart:
    Small warning, there's some language in this chapter that wasn't present before. It's pretty common in my stories (and a lot that I've seen) but this is just so some aren't caught by surprise!

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    08 ~ The Academy

    J'ai reussi, maman, papa.
  • MoonstoneHorseyMoonstoneHorsey Posts: 107 Member
    nice lol
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  • MpartMpart Posts: 110 Member
    The chapter was absolutely amazing, Livvielove! While I would have to agree it was a nice chapter, I can't say I agree on the lol part unless we are talking about Stefan and Sam. It's a bit awkward thinking it's funny when Robert was crying about his dead mother....
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    @MoonstoneHorsey Uh...Thanks I guess?

    @Mpart :heart: Thank you. Stefan had me dying with his pit nonsense. :lol: Poor Robert is still grieving though. It's only been a week, so he's got a ways to go to recovery.
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Author's Note - So this chapter comes from a very familiar, deep, and dark place in my life. When I was in the darkest point of my life, I was 16, not unlike Robert. I went through a very traumatic situation that left me torn open for a very long time and would lead me into a horrible depression and PTSD. It would take me years before I could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm finally there.
    This chapter is long, heavy, and follows the mind of someone suicidal.
    The point of this chapter isn't to glorify it, but to show the gritty realness that many people face each day. To those of the world who have thought about, or actually committed, suicide: you are not alone. I hope you never forget that.

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    09 ~ You Won't Last Here

    “You won’t last here, Robert.”
    Tell me something I don’t already know.
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Author's Note - It's been a while and I'm sorry! I had some things I needed to get sorted, but that's been taken care of and I'm back at it full swing! I hope you enjoy!
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    10 ~ Family Day

    Yet despite all the progress he made, which perhaps was minor in the grand scheme of things, he was chained to the impending doom that was Family Day.
    He just wanted to get it over with.
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    edited April 17
    Author's Note - Happy 1-year anniversary, Willow!
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    11 ~ The Academy Chronicles

    Happy 1-Year Anniversary, Where the Willow Walks!
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
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    12 ~ Love Lines

    Granted, his future always felt hazy to him. All he knew is he wanted to do something that made him feel fulfilled… and so far that calling was Spirits.
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Author's Note - SimNaNoWriMo has started! Update 1 for SimNo is out! Trigger warning: this chapter contains some slight imagery of violence with a knife.
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    Don't Forget to Breathe

    Your existence is not secure here. Keep your head down. Don’t look up. Breathe.
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    edited September 8
    Author's Note - Round two for SimNo. I've got 2 more updates in the wings ready to be released as well, I just don't have the energy to do it all at once, so I've scheduled them with a few day break inbetween. Forwarning: The end of this chapter is very picture heavy, and the entirety of next chapter is pictures (no words). I tried something different for this chapter, so any and all feedback is appreciated! :smile:
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    The Snow Wars

    "In wars of snow, you'll find no mercy to be had Jake."
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    edited September 10
    Author's Note - No words for this chapter, just pictures. Hopefully it's true what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words. :smile:

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  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    Author's Note - last update for this story required for SimNaNoWriMo! Gold has been achieved, so I'm swapping in for Faction of the Lost Ones to aim for a double-gold! Fingers crossed!

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    Catrina Miser

    She looked so different yet the same all at once.
  • EiraRoseEiraRose Posts: 172 Member
    edited September 29
    Hey everyone!

    I'm updating all of my stories to alert people that I will be going on a 3 month hiatus. Read about it here!
    In the meantime, I'd appreciate any feedback on the things brought up in my note, and will continue to update my Tumblr with teasers and hype for my strong return in 2019!
    Thank you for your time and patience with me!

    Lots of love,
    Livvielove
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