First Page – Tales from the Sacred Forest

I thought I would post some of my short story First Pages.  Today’s is from Tales of the Sacred Forest.

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In a magikal forest, two legendary creatures meet. Tran, a centaur, finds a runaway orphan sleeping in his home. Though shy of humans, he knows she means no harm. As time passes, these unlikely friends grow to love and respect each other more and more. But how can two such different beings make a life together? What kind of future would they have?

FIRST PAGE

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there lived a beautiful golden Centaur named Tran. The forest where he lived was Sacred and was named Imnar. His task was to watch over all the beings who lived there. There were animals of many different species: wood nymphs who are exquisite creatures, sprites, faeries, elves and gnomes, all in this forest could speak. Although Tran loved his duty of protector, there were times when he felt a great loneliness, a feeling of being incomplete.

One day a raven named Bran came swooping in. “Tran – Tran there is a human in the forest. She seems to be asleep, but could be hurt. The nymphs are watching over her but are afraid in case she wakes. They do not want to frighten her.”

Tran and Brun hurried through the forest to where the group were standing. When he looked down at her Tran’s heart skipped a beat – she was so beautiful and in her sleeping state looked so at peace. He organised the Sprites and Wood Nymphs to move her to a more comfortable place. They took her to a hollowed out tree house, made her comfortable and took turns watching over her. During the next two days, they all came to admire the human’s delicate beauty. They were greatly concerned that she may not awaken.

On the third day, while Tilly the Sprite was watching over her, she began to stir. As Tilly watched, she opened her eyes, looking up at Tilly in surprise for she had never seen a Sprite before. Tilly began to reassure her that she was safe.

“Please don’t be afraid” said Tilly. “We found you unconscious in the Sacred Forest. You had a bump on your head. We have been so worried; you have been asleep for two days.”

The girl could not seem to speak; she was in awe of the ethereal delicate beauty of Tilly. She realised though that she did not feel afraid.

“I must go and get Tran,” said Tilly. “He asked to be called when you woke up.” Tilly saw the look in the girls eyes and said “Tran is the protector of the Sacred Forest; he will explain everything to you.” Tilly went out leaving the girl to her thoughts. She was very curious about this place and was trying to remember how she got there. She had a sense that there was something very magical about it.

A short time later Tran arrived. As he entered, the girl felt a powerful presence and also had a wonderful feeling of safety. She was intrigued by him, as she had never seen a Centaur before. She looked at his strong legs and body, at his powerful arms and chest, at his face – which had both strength and a gentleness about it – at his thick golden hair and his deep blue eyes. She was in awe of him, for you see, a Centaur is half horse and half man and although she had heard stories she had always thought it was only a myth.

LINKS

Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Sacred-Forest-Chkara-SilverWolf-ebook/dp/B00HK3TE52/

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tales-Sacred-Forest-Chkara-SilverWolf-ebook/dp/B00HK3TE52/

Website:    www.chkarasilverwolf.com

Blog:          www.sheerak.wordpress.com

Twitter:    www.twitter.com/ladychkara

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chkara.silverwolf

REVIEW

4.0 out of 5 stars A quick but lovely short story. January 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

This is quite a quick read but it tells about a young human girl who falls in love with a fairy beast of the forest. Their union is rift with tension but the ending is poignant and lovely, promising much more to come! I can’t say more, but, as always Silverwolf builds an evocative and gorgeous fantasy landscape

 

 

New Release – Adventures in the Realm of Faerie

I have recently released a small book of short stories for young children, Adventures in the Realm of Faerie.  The beautiful cover was done by my friend and fellow author Lisa Williamson.

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Step into the world of faerie and allow your wonder to run riot with some new friends and their happy adventures. Frolic in the sun and meet some delightful characters, who will share your hopes and dreams as they discover the fun and fantasy of the fae world; it is just a step in time and space.

New Short Story releases by Ch’kara SilverWolf

I have just released four new short stories.  Chloe’s Magik  All cover were done by my friend and fellow author Lisa Williamson.

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When her tiny daughter Chloe shows signs of magikal ability, Yasmin faces a dilemma. She is raising her child alone, as the little girl’s father is of a powerful house, and Yasmin had not wanted to hold him back. But the mother does not realize that she has more than her parents at her disposal. Chloe herself is about to lift her tiny hand to affect her mother’s destiny.

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When The World Cracked

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What do the animals do when the whole world changes? For a young wolf, lynx, and dragon, this is a question that must be answered. In the wake of a terrible earthquake, these three unlikely friends must band together and find their way to maintain hope and a make a new life together.

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The Boy in the Tower

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Coming of age is a challenge for all young men. More so for Kai than most. He knows nothing about his history and is locked in his room every night, for reasons he has never understood. But a surprise dinner with unexpected guests will reveal to Kai a future he could never have imagined.

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Tales from the Sacred Forest

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In a magikal forest, two legendary creatures meet. Tran, a centaur, finds a runaway orphan sleeping in his home. Though shy of humans, he knows she means no harm. As time passes, these unlikely friends grow to love and respect each other more and more. But how can two such different beings make a life together? What kind of future would they have?
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The Magikal Wizard of Teeth

Many years ago I found myself sitting in the dentist waiting room listening to the sounds and this story popped into my head.  To this day my dentist has this up in his waiting room.  Hope you enjoy it.

The Magikal Wizard of Teeth

By Ch’kara SilverWolf

As I sit here awaiting my appointment.  I listen to the sound of the drill in the other room.  I know the drill awaits me and my tooth, and the dentist will use his magikal powers so there will be no pain.

I have become used to sitting in the magikal chair nearly turned upside down, mouth wide open, eyes closed, wondering what will happen next.

My tooth and I had become good friends.  Then one day it began to ache.  At first, I thought it was just saying hello, but later that night it began to smart, and each time I touched it the pain would shoot into my face.

So off I went to the magician of teeth, the amazing Dr Gregory.  My special tooth, or at least part of it, is going to continue to live with me, with the aide of the magician.

The dental Faeries go about their duties calmly.  Melissa is always there with her welcoming smile as you enter the magikal realm of teeth.  Emily sits calmly beside you as you lay turned upside down, quietly handing the magikal instruments to the wizard.

As I sit here waiting, I know soon it will be my turn.  Time for the wizard to weave more of his magik.

My tooth and I only have two more visits to go in this magikal realm, then off we go into the world for more adventures.

 

About Ch’kara

I live in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia with my gorgeous partner and two beautiful Maine Coon cats, the handsome Tobiah Tiger Cat and the majestic Katya Snow Queen.

I travelled around the world in my early twenties worked in the film industry in London for ten years.

I have published my first full length novel, Daughter of Light & Dark, and it is the first in a trilogy ‘Prophecy of Nitesh’.

I have always had a love of fantasy, magik and the esoteric.  I love “storytelling, medieval folk lore & myth, fantasy art”.  I love my characters from my writing, they are like old friends who come alive on the pages.

I will post some of my short stories from time to time, I hope you enjoy.