Emma (age – 8 1/2) has been one of my guest reviewers and now she sent me a great fantasy story she wrote. I know Emma is a HUGE fan of the Warrior series and now she was inspired to write her own story! She also sent some illustrations (that are totally marvelous!) to go with the story. By the way, the last picture goes towards the end of the story, but I really wanted to include it on the blog post for everybody to see. 🙂
Here is a part of Emma’s story called –
Tut and the Forest of Spells
Tut was no ordinary dog. When he was a pup, his parents abandoned him and a magician found him. The magician cast a spell on him that he would have special powers and they would only go once he died. Now these powers weren’t just any ordinary powers like flying without wings and that stuff, his special powers were to be able to turn into any animal–including a human–and speak their language.
When Tut grew up, the magician wanted him to turn into a rat and spy on his enemies like the wicked sorcerers, but Tut didn’t like his job. He didn’t want to be used. It was cruel. So Tut ran away, but unfortunately the place he ran to was the forest of spells. And once you enter the forest of spells, an evil flying rock named Diemoan casts a spell on you. Tut’s spell wasn’t any ordinary spell like growing wings (which would be bad because dogs don’t like to be in the air, or to have an automatic tug to go South for the winter), or to be turned into a frog. No, Tut’s spell was to be unable to give his powers to his children until he was 14 (which is old for a dog), and only if they stayed with him for that long.
The reason Diemoan cast this particular spell on Tut was that the passing of Tut’s powers from one generation to the next shortened the rock’s life. You see, Diemoan was the human grandson of the magician who had given Tut his powers, turned into a flying rock by one of the evil sorcerers when he was his grandfather’s apprentice.
But Tut didn’t know about his spell until his wife, Hannah, had two pups, a girl named Josanna and a boy named Howard (after Howard Carter who discovered King Tut’s tomb). So when his children were christened, the evil rock Diemoan came to Tut and Hannah’s cabin and almost cast a spell on them, but he didn’t because Tut chased him away before he could. But as soon as Diemoan went out into the forest, he whispered in Tut’s mind “You have a spell on you!! And you cannot give your powers to your children unless they stay with you until you are fourteen! Bwaaaahahaaaa (evil laugh).”
To read the whole story click HERE!
Thank you Emma for writing and sending your story! I can’t wait to see more of your stories!