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By  Alyssa Cormier     11:47 AM    Labels:,,, 

Kaf Mountain

     Artakama didn't believe the mountains were the edge of the world. Small paths revealed themselves the higher she got up the cliff side, and her breathing came in small gasps as she neared the peak. The wind bit at her like angry snakes, and she collapsed to the ground.
     She needed to see it.
     “Must you?” A man said, appearing from beyond the peak.
     Her people couldn't be right.
     “Oh, they aren't,” he said with a harsh laugh. “Not about everything. You've traveled my path up the mountain, so you are mine to deal with.” The djinn held out his hands. “Choose. Look pass the mountain and become my servant, or travel back to your people and the death that awaits.”
     “Look," Artakama said, her voice shallow.
     The djinn dragged her forward until she stood at the peak, overseeing everything. The mist slowly parted and Artakama breath caught in her throat.
     A vast ocean stretched, so green it tinted the sky. But at the edge of the ocean, more mountains.
     The djinn weaved his hand in front of her face and Artakama watched her last breath crystallized into a beautiful purple gem. She breathed again, this time easier.
     “This is your last breath,” the djinn said. “It belongs to me now, and so do you,”

About Alyssa Cormier

Born in Newfoundland and currently living in Ontario. Alyssa lives with a house full of boys, 3 sons and a husband. She is a Writer, Artist and Artisan. Who, along with running an online shop called The Night Craft, takes custom commissions, and continiously works on her writing.


  1. Aylssa, first off, I want to thank you for your thoughtful post on my blog. You made me step back and rethink and I'm going to try to do as you suggested. Secondly, I want to know what happens next in this story!!!!!


    1. I'm glad you're still going to keep up with your blog! I definitely looked forward to reading them. You had me hooked at Crimson King. XD BUT, I love learning about books and new books or old books. So I'm looking forward to your new posts as well. ^_^ (or your blog in general. heh)

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    1. Thanks! There are some really awesome myths out there there. ^_^