Escaping the Darkness by Kevin Rogers!

Escaping the Darkness by Kevin Rogers is the five story in Volume One of Fiction Shorts, The Writer's Chest. It is an exciting fantasy fiction short story about a female Cimmerion Elf and male human in search of their purpose in life.

Cre-a- tion – [kree-ey-shun] Noun

1. The act of producing or causing to exist; the act of creating; engendering.

Pur-pose – [pur-puhs] Noun

1. The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.

2. An intended or desired result; end; aim; goal.

All creations have a purpose, but not all creations understand their purpose.

Escaping the Darkness

The world of Afrea is mystical, ruled by magic and the sword. In a time when the world teeters on the brink of discord, two beings were created at the same instance in different parts of the world. Being created, not born with parents, they were raised as orphans of their respective races. Dendrobates is a Human male and Dendrianna a female Cimmerion Elf, they now search for the purpose of their creation.

Dendrobates was raised by the Magistrars of the holy human temples and travels the path of protector and healer. But, deceit and deception by those closest to him causes him to turn his back on them and denounce his alliance to the God they worship. He now roams the world a rouge searching for answers, but always staying the path of protector, even if it is for his own preservation. Those who deceived him are unrelenting in swaying his mindset, by whatever means.

Dendrianna was raised as a slave to her races Magi causing her, at an early age, to privately denounce her affiliation to the Cimmerion Elf race. Through the duties bestowed her of her imprisonment in the underground city, she secretly learned the ways of the warriors, assassins, and sorcerers. After one hundred and forty years, she escapes her captives and begins searching for the one she has dreamed of – Dendrobates. At the same time, she becomes the target of vengeance from Magi Master Tomas.

Brought together by their guardian Aurorian Elf, "Mother" Elinari, the Den's - as they call themselves - scour an ancient library cellar in search for answers, always searching for answers. Dendrianna grows tired of their daily routine and elicits Dendrobates into a game of cat and mouse - to pit one's ability against the others. The twist, it has to be in complete darkness within the ancient library cellar. The winner chooses their destiny - continue searching for answers or escape the darkness.

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