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The Happy Village – Chapter 9

The Happy Village [wp-night-mode-button]     The flowers wilted and rotted from the bloodbath, the streets dulled from their colors. Dead bodies that used to lie on the cobblestone and elsewhere had disappeared; the Holy Army had cleaned it up a while ago. Although the casualty count was quite high, the soldiers were able to …

The Happy Village – Chapter 8

The Happy Village [wp-night-mode-button]   Rain struck. The sky grayed and the sun dimmed. Flooding the crops and the cobblestones, the villagers rushed to their homes to get themselves dry. The humid air glued on their nostrils and stuffed their lungs. At school, the Young Guards cancelled the daily ceremony, and allowed the kids to …

The Happy Village – Chapter 7

The Happy Village [wp-night-mode-button]     Another day, another end to school. Typical to everybody, the children and teenagers swelled the building with their sighs and giggles. They had again, endured the torment of their classes. As for the fourth graders, they remained in the classroom. Writing an endless river of words on the chalkboard, …

The Happy Village – Chapter 6 (Usheniko)

The Happy Village [wp-night-mode-button]     At the moment, Usheniko was cleaning up her table and her bookshelf. This morning, when she saw the dust bunnies and lint all over the place, she shuddered. She wanted to get it over with, and if she were to leave it for a long time, then sneezes would …

The Happy Village – Chapter 5

The Happy Village [wp-night-mode-button]     The stars twinkling, the comets splitting the darkness of the sky, the students of the fourth grade elementary section were behind the temple of what people called it the ‘domain’. It was an expanse of grass that stretched all the way to the southern gate, to which the grasslands …

The Happy Village – Chapter 4

The Happy Village [wp-night-mode-button]   The villagers flocked around the southern district, where the temple was the only building in the area. Being large and spacious, it provided enough room for the whole population to gather; from a bird’s eye view, the area looked like an ocean of flowers. To the sides of the temple, …

The Happy Village – Chapter 3

The Happy Village [wp-night-mode-button]   Sachen examined Neha’s foot. Seeing her skin reddening, she squealed. “Neha, this looks awful!” Neha whimpered and held back her tears. “I think I might have sprained my ankle. I can’t stand up.” Sachen rubbed the afflicted area with her hands. Neha yelped. “D-don’t do that!” “My bad…” Sachen sighed. …

Playing Cupids – Chapter 1

Playing Cupids [wp-night-mode-button]   I, Raijin, am a hard-core gamer and a wee bit introverted. I take that back: I am a big-ass anti-social human being. That’s an oxymoron right there. “Human being” and “anti-social” are supposedly apart. So why am I like this? For starters I have a weird name. Everybody had “Brian”, “John”, …

The Happy Village – Chapter 2

The Happy Village [wp-night-mode-button]   “Well hello there, my fair ladies! Welcome to Usheniko’s super-duper fantastic tent, where I can give you the most accurate consultations in the history of mankind! Voila!” Her abode welcomed the eyes of Neha and Sachen. In the middle of the tent, a maroon carpet draped over a table. A …

The Happy Village – Chapter 1

The Happy Village [wp-night-mode-button]     From the mountains of the north and the forest of the east, a flock of birds soared along a little village. With the gusts of their wings, the houses, the shops, and the temple quaked and swayed. Seeds of dandelions and tulips circulated throughout a network of cobblestone streets, …