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An Evoking from the Stars

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An alien lands in ancient Egypt and walks across the middle east in search for his lost love until he finds her. Reading time: 13 minutes. Ciao, The following tale is one of the three stories that kick start XTales.net's featured Mythical Series 'Keepers of the Knowledge'. The other two are still in work, but you can read the first drafts if you'd like. I'll add the links at the end, let me know. Keep reading. Arrivederci. An Evoking from the Stars Chapter One — Walking W alking. That's one of the few things I remembered. I had been walking ever since I had landed on this planet. I didn't know how long I had been walking for, didn't remember how far I had come. I just remembered walking. I remembered the first time my feet touched the ground. The dry and hot sand burned my soles. I remembered when my lungs filled with this foreign air and the sun shone on my head. It was so familiar with my planet, it almost felt like I was back home. The first thing

Shadows

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A silent, deadly, invisible vigilante organization the Shadows. Chapter 1 Crime-city C rime-City. That’s what they called it. Even though it had a real name but nobody remembered it, not even the ones who’s ancestors had founded the City. The name was the important part because the founders were all criminals, drug lords, and mafia. They wanted a place where they can camouflage their businesses and the name was the first step. A few decades ago, some of the most notorious crime families of different cities came together at this place which was just a small town and a pier. There was no trace of any human habitat up to three hundred miles in any of the three directions, the fourth one was the sea. They set up their homes and fake businesses. The other drugs and weapons dealers caught the waft of a new city where they didn’t have to worry about law enforcement agencies. Soon everybody was migrating to this new city. Some realtors thought this was a fair chance to hide their corr

Killer vs Killer

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A serial killer breaks into a house. Then begins the chase of cat and mouse, the game of a predator and the prey. Reading time: 12 minutes. Killer vs Killer Chapter One - The Chances T here was something eerie about that evening. The wind was witnessing the gloom that covered the city. The street lights were trying to light up every dark corner. They were afraid if they failed, something sinister might develop. A stray dog was lurking in the street, looking for something to eat. It stopped to smell a piece of garbage beside the pedestrian path. It was trying to decide if it was edible just when its eyes lit, and its head jerked up in response to the sudden movement. I turned on the light of the living room and looked outside the window at the stray dog, who stared at me for a second and then went along to do whatever it was doing. I looked across the street and the hazy sky. It was so calm that one would not have suspected a thing before stepping out of the house. I looked around at

Why I Prefer the Dark (rewritten)

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A boy recalls his story of how he got his mind-reading abilities and his relation with the darkness. Reading time: 60 minutes. Now also available on Wattpad. Why I Prefer the Dark . Chapter One - The Mind Reader I t was dark. Peaceful and comfortable. I liked it there but it hadn't always been the same. As a kid, I was too scared of the dark. Never slept with lights off because I was afraid that an arm with sharp long fingers would stretch out from any of those ghastly shadows or those dense, tenebrous corners and drag me into their endless world of fear and trauma. I was always concerned not to drink anything before I went to bed so I would not have to wake up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And yet it did not do any good. On many of those silent nights, I woke up thirsty but the kitchen was much closer than the bathroom from my bedroom so it went a little too good until I turned ten. That year when the summer holidays were just about to start, my mothe

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