β€˜Hidden Kingdoms’ – based underwater // Writing Challenge 2020 – Day 6 πŸ¦‹

Hey popcorns 🍿

How’s your day going? How’s blogging going? Are you up to date with everything you want to do? β˜€οΈ

Fun fact: I’ve been watching the Maze Runner series and the films are so good! I’ve read the whole series duh but the films are like almost better than the books πŸ€­πŸ“š

Also yes we are meant to be on Day 8, but I will get there! 😊

If you’d like to see more info about this Writing Challenge or are interested in joining the fun then simply click here for more info and the list of prompts for each of the fifteen days of writing ✍️

Writing Challenge 2020 Day 6 : write a story based underwater

β€œYou really think it exists?” She asked skeptically, raising her eyebrows in mockery.

I rolled my eyes at her, she’d never understand how the real the stories my sea watcher used to tell me every night before rushing us into the cave for night time.

The time when the sharp toothed, finned monsters roamed the murky seas in search of something to satisfy their rumbling stomachs.

The stories were all about hidden kingdoms and calm waters, waters where you could swim without having to watch your back constantly.

Staring at Amena, the most beautiful water nymph in the kingdom, I watched as her shiny brown curls swirled around her face in the current of the ocean, streaks of gold running through her hair.

Her ocean-tinted blue eyes, swirling and twinkling, stared at me in expectancy.

β€œYes. Yes, I really think it exists.” I stated solemnly, believing every word that came out of my mouth.

β€œWell, what are you waiting for then? Let’s go!” She shouted excitedly, intertwining our fingers and swimming away into the ocean, into a city of unknown, pulling me with her.


β€œI think,” she move her hands through the water, and watched in wonder as a small water hurricane formed above the tip of her finger, β€œwe’re here.”

β€œIt’s beautiful.” I watched in total and utter awe as I weaved my hands through the water, manipulating it into gorgeous patterns.

β€œWe are water nymphs. This is where we belong.” Amena reassured me, he bright blue eyes shining with excitement and pure amazement.

β€œYou belong back in the sea cave with the other young water nymphs,” a stern voice behind us interrupted our magical experience, and made me frown a he emphasised the word β€˜young’.

β€œDo you know who you’re talking to? Amina Calero of the Seven Seas Society, daughter of Atlantis Calero, king of the Seven Seas, I’m practically royalty darling.” Amena blew a kiss towards the guard at the end of her long, royal speech.

Astounded by the mention of her father, Atlantis Calero, the guard blanched a pale white and stuttered out some indecipherable apologies.

Composing himself, he took a long bow, well attempted too in the awkward motions of the sea.

β€œAmina Calero, it is such a pleasure to meet you. I apologise from the depths of my heart about my uncalled for rudeness, and hope you will find it in your heart to forgive me. Now please, follow me.”

The guard swished off not the distance, and then, after contemplating something, turned around to a add a side note, β€œwithout that young nymph friend of yours.”

Amina didn’t know what to say, so instead I floated over to her and lightly pressed my lips against her forehead, whispering β€˜numquam te obliquo’.

Meaning I will never forget you.

Who knew writing a sea-based story could be so hard?! πŸ˜‚ I was really looking forward to this one, but it was the trickiest to write! I’m pretty sure literally every story I’ve written has romance in it – I’m sorry guys 🀭

I hope you still enjoyed reading this, and I realise how sad my stories are as well. Guys, I promise – I am happy! πŸ˜‚

Was this one of your favourite stories from my Writing Challenge collection? Would you read more of this if possible? Do you think this was from a male or female POV (point of view)?

That’s a wrap – happy reading and writing! 🍿

10 thoughts on “β€˜Hidden Kingdoms’ – based underwater // Writing Challenge 2020 – Day 6 πŸ¦‹

  1. Ooo I just thought it was female but I love that you left it ambiguous!
    I loved this but pls pls pls tell me what this special place they wanted to go to was! I NEED to know! πŸ’•

    1. Yes, ooo I do love to get my readers thinking! πŸ˜‚
      Aw thanks so much! Aw I’m so sorry El but I just can’t πŸ˜” I promise – at the end of this you get to vote a story I continue with, so you’ll have to choose one where your desperate to read the rest of it! 😊 (I know I’m so mean *cough cough*)

    1. THANK YOUUU! 😊 Means so much to me, yes they are! Though I struggled to gather inspiration and I have no clue why πŸ˜‚ xx

  2. Oooh yay I like this one. And I actually understood it whoop whoop. I think it’s a male POV? But that’s probably biased haha. I’m not sure but lol the gaurd trynna bow underwater was golden. Love the story! My underwater story would go something like “alright Squidward let’s go to work” so I have no idea how I want to write books in the future. Like I want to write one fiction book because I love fiction books but I just can’t write like that. Dbhdhdhd do you have any tips of fiction writing?

    1. Thanks so much Bay! πŸ’– Paha well done, I’m impressed! Duh duh duhhh. My lips are sealed 🀐 Or my fingers are closed? That makes no sense what-so-ever πŸ˜† Haha yes I laughed while writing that! Thank you so, so much Bay πŸ’— AHAHAHA! I love that soooo much, please write a story about that πŸ˜† Okay here goes nothing for tips for fiction writing, don’t worry it takes time to find your writing style:
      1. What is your favourite genre? Write about the genre you are most passionate and interested in.
      2. Can you relate more to shy, nervous characters or bad-ass, bold characters? This will help you develop your protagonist an even your antagonist.
      3. What is the main event of the story that links everything together? Eg. For hidden kingdoms it was finding a kingdom. For a mystery it could be robbing a bank, for a thriller the end of the world. something that will ink all the characters and develop a juicy, page-turning plot.
      4. What is the moral of the story? There should be some sort of lesson that the character(s) learn at the end/beginning/middle of the story.
      5. What is the end of the story going to be? It’s not always as simple as happy or sad, you can leave readers on a cliffhanger if your interested in duology/trilogy/series.
      Thanks for reading 5 Tips For Fictional Writing With Amber, until next time! πŸ˜‚

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