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The Others: Introduction

October 7, 2009
By writerscramp PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
writerscramp PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
33 articles 0 photos 130 comments

Favorite Quote:
Anyone who says winning isn't everything,
Has won nothing.
``Mia Hamm

I walk down the hallway, amazed at how differently I see things now. Sharp, clear, detailed. I see through the lies, through the masks, through the paint teenagers use to hide the real them.

I smile and shake my head. Teenagers? Did I already forget I’m one of them?

So much as happened this past summer. Four of my closet friends and I finally shared our secret “gifts” with each other, and for once in the past four years, I didn’t feel alone. I know, I know, I’m saying I have friends, and that I was alone. Contradictory right? Not really. I didn’t know enough about my gift to share. I was also convinced I would be seen as crazy, or the opposite extreme. That a scientist would cut me to bits and put those bits under a microscope…

So you can see why I never told. But more than that just happened.

Kenton, Brayden Solila, and I, Desiree, all are “gifted” as they call it. Kenton can read thoughts, memories, and put thoughts in your head. Heck yeah, it’s creepy! But, you soon learn that when Kenton puts thoughts into your head, they carry a sort of “mark”. I’ve never failed a test so far this year.

Solila, she…well, can move things, she wants her ipod, but darn it! She’s at school and it’s at home. She pictures where it currently is, and then that it’s in her pocket. Solila reaches her hand in and its there. We always did April fools day on the first of every other month. I found a frog in my shoe.

Brayden’s gift is a bit different than Kenton’s or Solila’s. He has power over animals and the earth. Communicate, things grow, it’s really neat.

Mine? Fire. And peoples emotions. Its kinda like Kenton’s. I can read them, track them, even sometimes find out the cause. And I can change them. Fire is a bit tricky. I first found out I had it when I was so mad at my math test it sort of “spontaneously combusted” and scared the s&^$ outta me.

More importantly, however, we are all absorbers. I originally had the gift of absorbing powers, but through an old spell book I found, we did a ritual to share our powers. we made two small cuts on our ankle, and took a dab of blood out of each, and put it on the other cut of every other person. So not only do we share powers, but “no force of darkness” can ever cause us to turn against each other, EVER.

And just when we had finished this “ritual”, the watchers came. Apparently, they oversee any gifted, magic people or beings that reside in this realm. Scared the crap outta us. They can over ride any power, but I got the quick emotion of…fear. They, the overseers of all things extraordinary, were afraid of US.

Ever since them, the weird feeling of power has been going through me, and Kenton “told” me we all felt the same things. Any other being we come in contact with, we absorb a bit of their gift, and train on it, until it too is second nature. It isn’t as strong as our natural gift, but it is useful.

We will join the good side. I hope. But as soon as our presence is known among the Others, they will come after us. And since we can never turn against each other, the choice of one must be the choice of all.

The author's comments:
This is just background info. The story hasn't truely begun yet, but you need this info before you can/will understand anything else.

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This article has 8 comments.

devoiscool said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 9:04 am
devoiscool, Cleveland, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"And then you woke up." or "For real? Thats what your gonna say?"

this was reall awesome man!!

on Jan. 11 2010 at 6:38 pm
writerscramp PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
33 articles 0 photos 130 comments

Favorite Quote:
Anyone who says winning isn't everything,
Has won nothing.
``Mia Hamm

theres more to this just to let u know!!!

on Dec. 26 2009 at 2:50 pm
writerscramp PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
33 articles 0 photos 130 comments

Favorite Quote:
Anyone who says winning isn't everything,
Has won nothing.
``Mia Hamm

Ah like that dad napped movie! AHH u scared me so bad i added 8/9 more! lol no i added them ne way. enjoy and comment! more comments=more posts. hehe

on Dec. 22 2009 at 2:46 pm
FashionGuru DIAMOND, Manhattan, New York
55 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't do fashion, I am fashion." -Coco Chanel

Wow, this is fantastic!! I love how it is kind of a sci fi thing but not too twilightyy. haha. and thanks so much for commenting on my manuscript, at least the part i put into teen ink. We teen book novelists need to be together!!! Great JOB

massizme said...
on Dec. 14 2009 at 8:13 pm
massizme, Miami, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm not saying everything is survivable, just that everything but the last thing is."
Quentin Jacobsen, Paper Towns by John Green

if you do not add more to this, i will find you and tie you up to a chair, and agree to write more.

on Nov. 30 2009 at 6:56 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

ahhhh!!!!! i'm like litterly typing so fast cuz i want to get to the next part!! o.o

on Nov. 27 2009 at 7:10 pm
Fredwardness SILVER, Romeo, Michigan
8 articles 6 photos 211 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun" -The Killers (Read My Mind)

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." -George Harrison


kmblue said...
on Nov. 10 2009 at 5:49 pm
kmblue, Unknown, Other
0 articles 3 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To hell with sense! We're all crazy. What do we want with sense?"
Ernest Dowson

i really like this! i loved how the first couple of paragraphs made me think the characters in the story were ordinary, perhaps. and when later on, the reader discovers something different. i literally cannot wait to see the rest :o)