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Friday Fantasy ~ Number Fourteen

Tribal Queen

~ She was praying to her most illustrious ancestress.

Tribal Queen

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The Fire-Breather was afield and not just harrowing the upland villages.

Luenza intoned her propitiations to Launesis:

“Forgive me for my indiscretions

“Give me the fortitude to argue my husband into action


Luenza saw the spirit rise and float before her.


Agwen sat on his throne and spoke with authority to his priests:

“Say all the prayers you wish but say them elsewhere!

“The Fire-Breather has never come here. He stays to the uplands and we can well afford a few roasted villagers to appease his fury

Luenza entered the chamber.

She was accompanied by the glow of her ancestress.

She said:

“Hear me, Agwen, most alluring husband, the Fire-Breather is roaming closer. You must mount a defense that—”

“Luenza! How do you know what you say? Is it from your fears? I will not mount a defense without proof. But, I will mount you if it will calm your agitation.”

“I speak with Proof!

She was more than full with the spirit of Launesis—she projected it toward Agwen.

He shouted, “Priests be gone!”, and they stumbled over each other in their departure.

Then, he said:

“Sweet Luenza. I feel your “Proof”

“Do more than feel, my King, act!”

“I feel your certainty and sense the habitation within you of what you call a Spirit but that does not constitute a plan of action

“Will you hear what Launesis says?”

“I will, if it will calm you

“Call up your mounted warriors and command them to encircle these chambers. The Fire-Breather is coming for you alone

“And what business does this monster have with me? He has always feasted on the villagers of the uplands. Why defend here and why only me?”

“I tell you what Launesis says. Perhaps you have incurred the wrath of other Spirits

“I answer to no Spirits! The Fire-Breather will cavort in the uplands and I will be here after, willing to forgive you for your excessive faith in what you believe your ancestress knows.”


The Records are accurate.

The Fire-Breather consumed Agwen and never appeared again.

Luenza became the first female ruler of all the tribal peoples

Copyright, 2014, Alexander M Zoltai
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Setting A Few Things Straight About The Universe . . .

plasma cosmology Writers do all kinds of research; especially, for their characters, plot, theme, and setting.

Some even create alternate universes so they can craft special situations.

But, what if we’re stuck in this universe?

I’ve always tried to keep up with scientific findings but, over the last 15 years, I’ve taken the time to study an alternative approach to understanding our universe that bids fair to completely overturn the standard theories of mainstream science.

How would something like this affect me if all I wanted to do was write a love story, or a thrilling mystery?

One would think that if I stayed away from hard science, this new knowledge wouldn’t much matter.

The thing is that my study of this new field of human understanding is also overturning most of what passes for knowledge about the vast treasure of Mythology.

So, if I’m writing something that goes deep into human motivation and I want it to strike the right chords in the reader, I should consider the new Paradigm

Ultimately, because psychology shows that the deepest, not-conscious information and motivation have profound effects on conscious action, the closer I can get to the Truth about the Universe and my place in it, the better I should be able to write works that relate well with my readers.

Naturally, there are writers who skim the surface of life, write about it, and sell thousands of books to readers who gobble up the result

I ain’t built that way.

Also, I feel the most sensitive writers have already been tapping into this new Mythological, Scientific Paradigm.

Psychological sensitivity has a way of reaching deep into the soil of human understanding and bringing up what appears to others as amazingly powerful insights.

So, there could well be folks reading this post who don’t need the rest of the information I want to share………

Apparently, humanity has three Main Stories:

First is the rich heritage of Myth which has powered some of the most profound philosophy and psychology.

Then came the Story that Science attempts to tell.

The Third Story is just now being written—a Story with More Honest Science which incorporates New Appreciations of Myth—a Story for Humanity’s Future

Let’s be imaginative for a moment:

If you truly believed the Earth was the center of the Universe, the stories you wrote couldn’t help but somehow reflect that belief, right?

By the way, some writers are still crafting stories in that universe

I want to give you two resources to explore that might change your mind and feelings in profoundly deep ways.

The first is a Synopsis of the New Paradigm of Our Universe. It begins with a quote from H. P. Lovecraft:

“The most merciful thing in the world … is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents… The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but someday the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality… That we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”

Believe me, that quote was clearly used for Effect. The information at that link has little chance of driving you mad or back to a personal dark age :-)

The second resource is the following video.

Even if you think you have little stomach for science (or even mythology), if you’re a serious writer, I urge you to watch it.

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