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When we were young, we believed. In myths, in legends, in stories beyond the wildest imagination of the best story teller in the world. Tomorrow always held surprises, new stories, and new worlds for our imaginations to explore. Everything began with 'Once upon a time' and ended with 'Happily ever after.' We lived in a land where we all owned pet tyrannosaurus rexes, maybe a few dragons, a sword that rivaled Excalibur and faeries and pixies, who just happened to make great playmates. Fae food for some reason always seemed to be so much better than your average meal, and who needs an adult to talk sense to, when you could have a talking lion?

But time passed us by. And things changed. We grew up, much to Peter Pan's dismay. And things became what they would never become if we believed. Things became boring.

Reading became insipidly real, about average people with average lives. And what was worse, we enjoyed that much more that the fantastical tales that our imagination was too jaded to believe in anymore. Sadly, logic won over happy oblivion, sense won over nonsensical fun, and reason straightened what a wild imagination had 'undone'.

The mysticism behind folklore was lost somewhere in the sands of time and the belief that our ancestors were 'ignorant' became unusually, and unfairly rampant. Wisdom no longer dwelled on what was a myth. Wisdom was what you knew, what you had experienced and what you could reason. Life was no longer about what could be, but what should be.

Fear came from superstition. And soon, everything strange became strange and evil.

And then, one day, they began to burn witches. It wasn't fair, any of it. Hundreds of women, dragged out from their homes, burned alive on a crucifix. For they lived in a time, where different was dangerous. Where being a woman, if you hadn't a husband, or child, you should either find one, or die for being a whore.

Not much has changed since then. We still live in a time where different…is dangerous. And danger makes us ignorant to what may be right in front of us.

But our story is not about the ignorance of man, or how he has suffered.

Our story is about what he has ignored.

For you see, 65 million years ago, when the meteor destroyed the dinosaurs, there were other things, other, more sinister…and more beautiful things that were created in the process. Our world…is a beautiful and magical place.

Magical.

Magic.

65 million years ago, magic was born. And yes, even then, it was born to no pomp, no celebration…but then, no natural, untouched things are. It crept away softly from the meteor of its birth and into the first organism it found. An amoeba. And slowly, it began to multiply. As it rose over the dead carcasses and the fire, inevitably dodging, and escaping ruination, it multiplied, until there were thousands like it…and then millions…and slowly, they began to develop from the single celled organisms that they were to the multiple that slowly formed creatures.

And the first of the creatures that came into existence were quite like the dinosaurs themselves, for they imbibed from the carcasses, from the environment, from the scent of what was gone. Dragons.

From their healing blood, to their fire breathing breath, dragons ruled the world first. The new dawn of time, thus, welcomed a world of ingenuity under our new flying monarchs.  

A world of magic.
This is the prologue to a book I am writing. I always did find the line between fact and fiction blurry. I do hope you enjoy reading it. :)
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Emeraldwillow9867 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, even if I don't believe in evolution
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sampea Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
More, more, more!
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Did you ever finish your book?
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Holllywood Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Actually, "witches" were mostly hung in the Salem witch trials.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. And everywhere else, particularly during the crusades, they were burned. Joan of Arc was burned for being a witch as well. This is not a story set in America. :)
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Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When is it going to be published?
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EatingEmoKids Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
If it's okay with you, I'd love to read your book sometime!
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Writer
Excellent! (that was to be read in a completely teenage American drawl)

This is the book I've been looking for every time I go into a Barnes&Noble -or any other bookstore for that matter. The prologue alone possesses such a sense of suspense and other-worldliness that I can't help but try and capture the images off of the page only to realize they are just words and not the behemoth dragons I was seeing.

Are you still in the process of writing this book?
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eunnie527 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
^_^ Nice prologue you've got there, buddy!
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lady-viola Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Writer
more info on the book, please? so eager to read it :heart:
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divafica Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would love to read this book, is it out yet? Please tell me what it is called
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Sana-girl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That was the best prologue ive ever read. This is going to turn out amazingly. I cant wait to read it , and can promise that ill have a copy on my shelf as soon as I possibly can.
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Hinai-chan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
This is wonderful. The beginning remains me of something. Some years ago. I was maybe 10... dun now, I realized that my fantasy friends werent as real as before to me. I was really sad cause of this. But I couldnt stop it. Now they just exist in my memories. I felt how my fantasy and my imagination disappeared while I was growing. I hated it and I still hate it...
I would enjoy to read your book when it is finished. I love your writing and the way you write. And most I love that you can read many things between the lines.
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This is amazing!
It sums up everything!
I could never EVER sum things up so wonderfully!
You are amazing at writing, I wish I could be as good as you are!
I suppose I'll just have to keep practicing! ;)
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Sunflorii Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I love the way you write! :la:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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haggard85 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I generally am not given to such a trite and cliche reaction but... Oh. My. God. That is awesome. Can I pre-order the first copy? But seriously, that is such a genuine, rapturous, and intriguing vision. I absolutely love it.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Neil! Thank you for saying that! I really hope I can actually finish this novel...I have a billion ideas buzzing in my head for it! :D
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Is it bad of me to almost hate you for being so talented?
I've never read anything like it, I hope I can read the rest
sometime soon, but I really should go to bed, it's midnight.
:huggle: Thanks so much, I feel happy and sad and wise
and stupid and free and chained, that is as it should be,
for I, like you, am a poet.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for staying up and reading this piece. It means a lot to me. :D
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad.
A smile a day, that's my wish ^^
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wickdgrl14 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
*GASPS!* I want to read your book!! :D as for this, its totally amazing, as usual ;), but everything about this is soo true! And now suddenly...my mind went blank on vocabulary and I cannot describe my thoughts and feelings. Except for great job, but those two words don't do much justice :(
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you thank you thank you! Your comment made me smile! :) :)
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wickdgrl14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student General Artist
awww :iconhugsplz:
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Texeo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think this is a great start to a book! If i picked this up in the store, I'd want to keep reading...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! That's a huge compliment...every author dreams of hooking a reader from page 1! :hug:
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Texeo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome :)
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Fell4 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Thank you for writing this. Thank you so much.
No Mom! I'm not crying...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hahah! :glomp:
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Scarlet-Fae Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
You are so inspiring, and this is amazing :heart:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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Scarlet-Fae Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
ur welcome :)
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PuniTotoro Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
wow!!!!! you're writing a book!!!! will it be published and everything~? i would be so excited to see it on the bookshop shelves~!!! keep up the great work and even when you may feel discouraged about anything~ keep going!!! we all really love your work ^^
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I hope one day I can get it published...but sometimes, those are just pipe dreams for people like me. Thank you so much for reading this and writing! :D :D :D
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PuniTotoro Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
i would love to read it even if it doesnt get published~ keep writing!! :DD because we love reading ^^
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WammyGirl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student
ooh, youre writing a book? :D i'm sure it'll be great. good luck
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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M3rcaptan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really enjoyed it... I'm 18, but I'm still a fairy tail and sci fi lover, and I love science (chemistry major) I sometimes think that the world is so beautiful that we won't even need magic, and like you said it's MAGIC..
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for reading this...and I believe in magic still as well and am in my twenties! :D
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M3rcaptan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yeah.... magic is beautiful...
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sourismini Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I Luv Dragons
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I luff them too!
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CatchingWind Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Writer
i love this! 'life was no longer about what could be, but what should be.' so true! i can't wait to read your book < 3
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :glomp: I hope I can keep this going...so many ideas in my head for this! :)
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CatchingWind Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Writer
:tighthug: i'm sure you'll be able to keep it going, lovely. you seem like a wonderful writer : ) publish quick!
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Writer
Oh my God I want to read this book. :jawdrop:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :glomp:
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Writer
:la:
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SixstringMatt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
This seems like one of the most original prefaces I've read in a long time. When you finish the book, let me know. I love a good story, and as much as I focus on poems, I chip away at fiction writing every so often. When yours is ready, I think I'd really enjoy it! :hug: - Matt
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much Matt. I really do hope I can finish it. I have so many ideas running around my head for this right now. :)
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