On the road again…oh wait, there are no roads in Ever. Well I’m getting my butt in gear setting out to find the Lost Tree. Hopefully it will give me a clue to finding my dad. I’m feeling strong and confident I can survive in Ever now, mostly.
It’s hard to be always on my toes to avoid being something’s next meal. This journey is no different,
I meet a strange old man who gives me some advice and good news. Acquiring a pet wasn’t expected either. The monsters are still keeping me running, and now they are running too. I guess the dragons have risen. Whatever that means. I imagine I’ll find out all too soon. Reaching the Lost Tree won’t be easy but I can do it. Having others return and join me in my journey doesn’t hurt either.
Tales of Ever is part of a new short story program being put out by Echelon Press.
Electric Shorts is a pilot program for young readers. Each series contains six short stories presented once per month as electronic downloads (eBooks), much the same as a television series. Geared for kids between the ages of seven and seventeen, each short story will include relevant material to attract and captivate the reader. From historical settings to future fantasy, across all genres, Electric Shorts will strive to satisfy all interests. Electric Shorts will be released every Tuesday, with a new installment of each series appearing once a month. At only $.99 each, the short stories are affordable for all walks of life.
Tales of Ever is a fantasy series written for young adults (13-17 year olds).
Welcome to Ever.
Ever, a deadly realm where feared, powerful and dangerous magical beings are banished. Though very large, it is not a world but a magically created prison. You can’t break through its circular boundary. Who, or what, made Ever? I’ve no idea. They were powerful, and cruel. That is all I can tell you.
Ever is like and unlike every other world. Nothing is safe. Safety is a dream. Ever is a nightmare. Few survive their first day. Nothing is what it seems. If something appears safe, it isn’t. If something appears dangerous, well it is, but probably more so than you think.
Ever has no sun, no moon, no stars at night. Time is told by the ever changing color of the sky where portals open, dropping new inhabitants, or new terrors. Time does pass. Don’t worry, you won’t get old. You won’t live that long.
The landscape changes without reason form dessert to jungles. The flora isn’t safe at any time. There is food, if you can find it without getting eaten yourself. Most plants and animals are poisonous. So is the water.
Are you afraid? You should be. This is the end. It gets worse of course. Remember the portals? Do think angels come through? Rarely the innocent do. Mostly, it is people of evil, people too powerful to kill. Their magic works here. The creature’s are worse.
Do you understand? Well you will eventually, or you’ll die. There is no escaping Ever. Ever.