โ€˜Deceiving Liesโ€™ – FOAE // Writing Challenge 2020 – Day 5 ๐Ÿฆ‹

Hey popcorns ๐Ÿฟ

Just to clarify, FOAE stands for Find Out At the End. If youโ€™re super desperate to find out, you can scroll back to the intro post with the 15 day plan, but Iโ€™d rather you didnโ€™t! โ˜€๏ธ

Weโ€™re actually supposed to be on Day 7… ooops?! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

How are you all doing? โ˜€๏ธ Iโ€™d love to know what everyone has been up to in this weird-quarantine time! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Also I am trying to get back to everyoneโ€™s comments, but my priority is to catch up with this Writing Challenge but I will reply ASAP! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Writing Challenge 2020 Day 5: FOAE

Glassy, forest green eyes stared up at my anxious face.

He canโ€™t die, he has to live. If he died, Iโ€™d have no-one except Matthew; my boyfriend, my competitor but also my greatest enemy.

What do they say? Oh wait, thatโ€™s it.

Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies even closer.

Matthew was a Pristini, Latin for former. They could save your life with a swipe of their hand, but they could stop your heart with a twitch of their eye.

I was a Medicus, Latin for healer. I healed physical, obvious damage using healing runes learnt from our training when we were younger compared to Pristiniโ€™s who healed magical wounds using magic sourced from his own soul.

The near-dead Medicus lying on the floor was named Kelpi, my secret lover. Matthew could never find out, heโ€™d kill me.

The only reason I was with Matthew was because of our twisted, lying families and their fortunes they were willing to do anything to keep.

Like marry their daughter off as a basic prostitute to a man with extreme anger issues.

Iโ€™d faked to Matthew that Kelpi was my brother, there was no other way otherwise heโ€™d get suspicious. They say curiosity killed the cat, but no one ever remembers cats have nine lives.

โ€œHave you made any progress?โ€ I persisted to a concentration-faced Matthew, his hand gripping tightly onto Kelpiโ€™s.

My voice was shaking and I bit down on my lip to stop myself sobbing, my frame already shaking with them.

Kelpi had been sent on a mission to the Himalayan mountains, in search of the rumoured tribe, instead theyโ€™d found a vengeful coven willing to do anything to protect themselves.

Theyโ€™d poisoned Kelpiโ€™s body, magic mutilating his cells one by one. He had mere minutes until his body would give up the fight and surrender, but he wouldnโ€™t.

Kelpi couldnโ€™t die, he canโ€™t. He wonโ€™t.

Those few minutes ticked by slowly and tensely as I waited for Matthew to tell me what was happening, scared of pressing for information in case it sparked his anger.

โ€œW-well?โ€ I stammered as he opened his eyes and released Kapiโ€™s hand, Kapiโ€™s limp body still lying flat on the ground.

Why wasnโ€™t he alive? He had to wake up, I couldnโ€™t cope without him. He was my second half, my soul dull and clouded without him.

I needed him.

โ€œThereโ€™s nothing I can do.โ€

โ€œWhat do you mean there is nothing you can do?โ€ I demanded, desperate for answers.

โ€œI canโ€™t fight my own magic.โ€

Duh. Duh. DUHHHHHH.

That was so fun to write, I really got into it! ๐Ÿ’• I know my stories arenโ€™t very long but I like to think of them more of extracts from novels that just havenโ€™t been written yet! ๐Ÿ˜Š

The prompt was: write a story that ends with a twist

Iโ€™m thinking at the end of this 15 Day Writing Challenge, I might get you guys to vote on which extract you want me to continue with? Iโ€™d probably post weekly chapters until weโ€™d published the whole novel! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Did you enjoy reading this story? Has this been your favourite story so far? Would you like to read more of this story if possible?

Thatโ€™s a wrap! ๐ŸŒŠ

10 thoughts on “โ€˜Deceiving Liesโ€™ – FOAE // Writing Challenge 2020 – Day 5 ๐Ÿฆ‹

  1. I… don’t understand ๐Ÿ˜ญ what just happened? What does “you can’t fight your own magic” meannn? ๐Ÿ˜ค AMBS HELP MOIII I loved this and you took my Latin name for powers idea eeee! ๐Ÿคฃ

    1. PAHAH! ๐Ÿ˜‚ PAHAH so many people are confused about this I feel like I may need to change the wording of it! Think about it, Matthew is trying to fight evil magic but he says โ€œyou canโ€™t fight your own magicโ€ if that makes sense…? ๐Ÿ˜† Iโ€™M SO SORRY ITโ€™S CONFUSING! Thank you so much and oh yes I see it in books all the time so I was like letโ€™s head over to Google Translate and oh my gosh Iโ€™m sorry tho please forgive me ๐Ÿ˜” xx

      1. Oh, so Matthew has evil magic? Still not sure but you should definitely fix that haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ YES IT’S CONFUSING AHH ๐Ÿ˜‚ hahaha I grant you permission! I love ittt โค

        1. I know honestly it was pretty late when I wrote it so I think it confused everyone ๐Ÿ˜‚ I fixed it so try look when you can and see if the wording is any better! Iโ€™M SORRY XD Thank you! Aw means a lot ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. This is what happens when I don’t read books for months at a time. WHat happened?! I’m like that one person who can’t understand the joke but like did the boyfriend kill the lover? Or did they have the same magic? I love these stories but my brain isn’t clicking rnnn.

    1. Haha donโ€™t worry! Aw thatโ€™s so sweet Bay, donโ€™t worry I understand, I things these stories sound better in my head one times ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hm, that is the question! I would tell you, but if I have to continue with this novel I need to keep it a secret ๐Ÿคซ Totally fine, thanks for reading them all! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Thanks so much Arshia! That means a lot, Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed this story as much as I enjoyed writing it! Definitely one of my best, glad to know it was engaging and made you raise your eyebrows! Thanks so much again ๐Ÿ™‚

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