The Seeress and the Stone Prologue

Ellinsha's Gift



Drawn forward, I approached the stone. I wanted to be near it, to touch it. I placed my hands on the stone and my body filled with every emotion I could imagine. This Stone was alive!

As I stood there with my hands pressed against the surface, it spoke to my mind. She called herself Ellinsha, the Seer Stone. The intensity of her voice surprised me. I stepped backward, but my hands remained on the smooth surface buried wrist deep in the pure blue crystal.

As she spoke to me, vivid images of my own past crossed my mind. She reminded me of the long journey I had taken as a boy through the harsh desert from the lands of the north and what my mother had sacrificed to bring me here; what we had both lost. I also saw unexplainable images of the future.

I stepped back again and this time felt my hands released from the surface of the stone; when I did a small piece fell into the palm of my right hand. It was smooth, crystalline in shape and fit perfectly in my palm. It was a soft, pure, blue. I looked at Ellinsha where my hand had lain. On the surface there was a faint hand print and a hole just the size of the small stone I now held in my hand.

My mind is now filled with visions of the future, visions that come from Ellinsha. I had finally inherited my mother’s gift. As a child I had heard the people refer to her as the Priestess or Seeress. Since her death those titles had disappeared and the people no longer believed in the power.

I do, for now I am the Seer.

~Celedand Galashad~

Okay, I have decided to post chapters of my very first book that I ever wrote. This is my baby and it has gone through the fires of editing more times than anything else I've ever written. I know it is not my greatest best selling novel, but it is the story that came into my mind when I was twelve and it stuck with me until I wrote it out and finished it seven years ago. Of course I'm editing again, so bear with me as I post chapters and hopefully you will enjoy!!!

Melanie Mason

Author. Writer. Creator

Come with me and I will show you a world you've not yet seen, though you may have lived in it all your life.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Melanie, It is so good to see you writing again. I will be delighted to read a new story from you. I have missed my weekly chapter from you and look forward to seeing more of this story. I am assuming that this is with the other Galashad book that you have on here.

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Wr1t3r 3 years ago from Oregon Author

Thank you Becky. I've been so busy for the last few months with a big project that I am working on publishing. Hopefully in the next few months I will have a book to tell about. :)

Yes, this is the first in the trilogy. The Followers of Galashad is a novelette prequel. This one is quite a bit longer. I hope you enjoy it. :)

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W1totalk 3 years ago

This is nothing but sweet expectation.Great prologue.

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Wr1t3r 3 years ago from Oregon Author

I'm glad you like it, W1totalk. I hope the rest of the story meets expectations.

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Sunny River 3 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

I want to read more of this. I have a story that's my baby as well and hasn't left me since it first came to me. Perhaps one day I'll have the nerve to post it here as well. Looking forward to more! :)

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Wr1t3r 3 years ago from Oregon Author

Thanks, Sunny. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing. :)

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DrBill-WmL-Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

As a creator, when the story comes, you must write! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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Deliberate Writer 2 years ago from Oregon

I am intrigued. I'll keep reading :)

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Anate 2 years ago

This is an intriguing start to a story. I look forward to reading more of it.

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