Eyes Wide Shut
A broken past. And a propaganda so dark, it could shatter a person’s soul.
Her family had been slain by the sky people years before, leaving her terrified and all alone to raise her younger sister. But as they began rebuilding their lives, the townspeople turned to Malkia as their leader, rising her through the ranks before she had a moment to protest.
Now, her people are facing a new threat and mysterious enemy. Except this time, the savages are gliding toward them by land with strength, speed, and powers unknown to them, creating a mayhem of panic among her friends and family.
Deciding to abandon their home, Malkia and her people travel across their broken and deserted world, racing away from the barbarians. They collide with the mystical creatures from ancient tales, dance along the path of uncertain death, and receive a startling reminder that they were never alone in the universe.
Life is not what it seems and as their eyes are forced open to the truth, the world as they know it crumbles beneath their feet.
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Malkia slapped Parowan’s side and the three men did the same, just as she heard the rush of feet beating against the terrain and barreling towards them. Parowan was clearing the tall vegetation, when whatever it was smashed into Malkia. She tumbled off Parowan’s back, hitting the hard, dirt ground with a thud. She gasped for air, before a boulder collided with her side, flinging her into a nearby tree.
She knew she was done. Blood trickled down her face, streaming into her mouth as she gagged from the copper taste. Her breath came in short, while she blinked feverishly trying to restore her sight.
Then she heard Dario yell her name.
Oh no, he came back for me. They will kill him!
She tried to stand up, but toppled back down to the ground, scratching her face against the brush. Her eye stung from the impact, but her sight began to return as she finally inhaled deeply, catching her breath.
“Run Dario, run!” Malkia shrieked as loud as she could holler. Her voice was cracked and shallow and she knew he couldn’t possibly hear her.
She glanced around trying to focus and gain her bearings. Rising again, she stumbled forward and caught herself on a tree. She saw movement to the right of her as Dario sprinted towards her. She heard the whistle of the arrow, before she saw Dario fall. Striking the ground with a crash, he slid face down into the base of tree.
“No!” She screamed louder then she thought possible, running as fast as her legs and vertigo would allow.
Just before she reached Dario, someone with an overly strong grip, snatched her body and yanked her away from him. She shrieked, crying and struggling desperately against the rock hard body she was carried against. A hand eased over her mouth, shoving what tasted like lakseed into her mouth and forced it down her throat. Moments later she felt herself slip into blackness.