Day 10:- Writing Challenge
Topic:- Make your reader believe that a mythological creature of your choice exists.
New word used:- Unkempt (adjective)
Recently Chloe shifted schools. She now goes to a new, big school just in the area beside hers, called “The Dexter High School.” On her first day, she spends a great amount of time finding her way through the huge school. Already having trouble walking her way through, she enters the wrong building during school hours, thinking no one is around as they are in, studying. She walks past the “Do Not Enter The Restricted Area” sign and into the building, through a short and small gate, imagining how anyone can manage to walk through it.
The building was unkempt made of bricks, old, dusty, and dirty, which was weird to her, concerning the large, clean school from the outside. On entering, she sees a large room, parted, by a tall flight of stairs, equally. On one end, was the entrance to a large hall, which Chloe couldn’t see beyond, from where she stood. While on the other side was something like a library. In front of her and just ahead of the staircase, was a tall statue which, looked about 600 years old. The statue was of someone who was upright on two feet, with two hands having long claw-like fingers, a large, intricately patterned armor, and two big, curved, and pointed horns.
Chloe loved a good mystery, so she decided that she would explore the place more, as it was only her first day, and she couldn’t possibly get into any trouble. So she goes past the statue, only to find that the staircase, was blocked from the above which, sort of, disappointed a part in her. So turning to the right of the statue, she enters a wide area filled with shelves and shelves of books, with each shelf having a certain letter or number inscribed on it. This excited Chloe as she loves reading books. Stepping in, she feels a rush of negative energy pass right through. Generally, she would trust this feeling but, this time, something pulled her in. She felt like, for some reason, she needed to go in there. Just as she is five steps in, a large book falls from the third last shelf to her left and hits the ground with a large thud, startling Chloe. She walks towards it and picks it with her hands which, look tiny beside the book.
She reads the title, which says “All About Mythological Creations,” and starts brushing past through the pages, only to find a page torn off. When she closes the book to see what the other books are about, she sees a small, folded paper, along with a packet of black powder, peeping out of a pocket on the cover page. Chloe pulls the paper out to read what it says, noticing it talks about summoning something called a Minotaur-Hell Hound. Before she could even think about how cool it was, she hears another thud from the other end of the library.
Another big book that read “Minotaur- Greatest of the Beasts”! She picked the book and flipped past the pages. But, something seemed to top her at a page, having a vague, sketched picture. As she reads it, she realizes that a Minotaur-Hell Hound is one of the rarest creatures to exist, and if anyone has one in their possession, they can become one of the greatest masters. But, for that, it would require knowing how to summon one. Suddenly, she realizes that, if only she followed what, that one piece of paper said, she could summon a Minotaur. But why would someone leave the instructions for summoning one of the greatest, Beasts on earth out in the open for someone else to find? Either this could all be just a prank or, she was meant to find it and summon it. Chloe didn’t want to ever, take a harsh step. A step, that could spoil anything once and for all. But she also couldn’t see how it would harm anybody, so she decides that it’s all worth a try.
Reading the instructions which say:-
- Go to the only Oak tree on the campus and stand under its shadow.
- Make sure no one is around you and that it’s only you.
- Make a pentagram with the ash in the packet.
- Burn seven candles and arrange them around in a circle.
- Stand in the middle of it.
- Connect one hand to the bark of the trees and the other holding the paper.
- Shut your eyes and chant the mantra on it, focusing on the pentagram’s center.
- And you have just summoned the greatest of the greatest- Estenas.
What Chloe couldn’t get a grip of, was how easy it was to summon a greater demon. Unless this was all fake, which she hoped was not.
She followed what it said and went out of the building with the paper and a packet of ash for the pentagram. Found her way through the trees, since she spent most of her childhood identifying trees, and finally found an Oak tree in the corner, away from the rest. When she is at the front of the tree, she finds that there are already seven candles, lit, waiting there for her. So gathering courage, she makes a pentagram beside the candles, making sure no one is around. Chloe then goes to the center of the circle, connects her hand to its bark, and memorizes the mantra, reading it out with her eyes closed. On finishing it, she suddenly feels a strong wave of heat against her skin, as if there was a fire lit in front of her.
When she opens her eyes, her first instinct is to bow down. In front of her, stood a ten feet tall, magnificent creature. Everything about it was to admire, its pale brown skin, its bronze armor, its beautiful, golden eyes, and two large horns, resembling just as those on the statue. Before Chloe could say anything, the Minotaur asks in a deep, clear voice, “Who dare summon me after my 500 years of captivity?” In a small, feeble voice, Chloe says, “Sir me, Sir.” The Minotaur looks down towards her and growls in a low voice, saying, “Chloe Fairchild, you are now my master. How may I serve you?” Little did she know that entering the wrong building, reading to books, and summoning a beast in one of the easiest ways, would lead her to be the master of one of the greatest. creatures on earth, the ‘Minotaur-Hell Hound.”