Daily Snippit: High/Second World Fantasy

There are two kinds of magic in the world of men. The magic of song, that pulls energy from the warp and the weft of reality, and the magic of dance, that weaves the power to a purpose. One cannot exist without the other; power without purpose simply seeps back into what is already woven, and purpose without power is a shuttle with no thread. Thus the world maintains its balance, and the cloth of life winds on.

It’s not for nothing I tell you this, daughter of my daughter’s daughter. You are young, but wise– perhaps too wise, and you test boundaries you do not yet understand.

The magic of song is a gift reserved for the young. You are still new to the world, for all your years, and the warp has only the lightest of holds. Yours is the wild magic, the untamed worlds that have yet to be woven. But mine, mine is a life pulled taught in the weavings, and mine is the power to recreate those patterns.

It is not your place to dance, not yet, lest you unravel the world in your ignorance.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. kensieg

    I like this a lot! It hums with power.

    1. Martha Bechtel

      I’m glad you liked it! ^_^ I’m trying to get back into the Daily Snippit habit again, I’d forgotten how much fun it was to run with random ideas. ^_^

  2. saavikam77

    Gorgeous!! O_O

    I look forward to reading more of your snippets; it seems you manage to get a lot of powerful imagery into them.

    1. Martha Bechtel

      Most of them start with just an image and then my Muses run haywire and build up the world around the image and I end up with these little snippits… now if I could only do something useful with them! ^_^;;

  3. meggins

    Wow, impressive. I don’t know how closely you keep track of your snippits, but I hope you don’t lose this one. In fact, I hope you encourage your Muses to let you develop it further. Perhaps some milk and honey left out for them??

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