A poem in Ori. I use poetry to expand on my lexicon and grammar, as well as invent new ways of doing metaphor.
Catyin-gae nalistityin tyae
Calin natin nalepa can iyutu cyan
Catyin eltrutyin tyae
Na lyen-tatyin tyo
Milis cuheo bumi
Na misuhile lunin cyon-lastilen
A false vow
But you knew my reasons
You never saw me how you should
We would slip further
From the truth.
You know my ways
And I know yours
We come together again
And split apart
A tree cloven in two
And from the sap running from our wounds
A new story.
Second section of Crypt of the Mind (I won’t say “chapter”, since I think my chapters would be longer).
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In Tosi legend, narēdi (singular narēd /’nare:d/) are fire spirits that seduce zuna (the species that Tosi are) into throwing themselves into lava flows and burning. This is a poem about a narēd. Her name is Sapof (which comes from the Tosi words for “never extinguished”).
her bleeding eyes alight
with fires from ancient earth
weaving around the stones
from within a blistering cavern
hotter than the blinded stretches of the deserts
she claims those who gaze on her fiery glory
a death worthy of a queen
to burn away
in the eyes of the narēd.
This is a short story about a Tosi guy named Kel whose older sister Koma decides to leave and join the war with the Ríli. Because Tosi society is a matriarchy, it’s not common for young men to be living on their own (especially in middle class homes like this one), and he feels abandoned by his sister and worried for her safety. Soon, he finds that the strain of being left alone is aggravating some mental problems he’d had in the past. Problems increase for Kel when he starts to discover some unsettling facts about his family’s past, and discovers that his ancestral home may be haunted by secrets unknown, both figuratively, and maybe literally.
Genre will be fantasy/scifi/paranormal with tinges of romance and adventure. Rating is at M for now just to be safe. Nothing to warrant the rating so far though. CWs for mental illness, mild violence, mentions of death, mild sexual themes, and paranormal scariness.
Feedback is welcome if you feel like reading!
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