I know it’s gonna seem strange, but–here I am with another excerpt.
I’m slowly getting back into writing–with slowly being the operative word. The story is coming out, but it’s doing so in fits and spurts, as the words don’t flow as smoothing as once before. But sitting down and making a concerted effort to write close to 500 words is something I haven’t done in a while, so doing it makes me feel better.
And where are we now? Well, the kids were going to try doing a little astral projection. And if one of the two were to actually craft the spell correctly, it would probably be this one…
(The following excerpts from The Foundation Chronicles, Book Three: C For Continuing, copyright 2016, 2017, 2018 by Cassidy Frazee)
The moment Annie’s eyes opened she felt disappointment. The ceiling to the room looked the same and upon sitting up she say the rest of the room was just as she’d left it prior to trying to project. She let out a big sign and folded one arm under her breasts so she could rest her other arm against it as she pressed a fist against her mouth. It didn’t work. She shook her head. It should have worked. I know I was in a trance—
It was in that second after her last through that she began to reevaluate her disappointment as she quickly noticed two things: one, she wasn’t wearing any clothes—and two, Deanna was sitting up in the middle of her reclining body.
The seer smiled as she took in her student’s discomfort. “I see you made it.”
Annie examined her surroundings slowly. “This is the Astral Realm?”
“Of course it is.” Deanna stood and everything from her thighs down vanished inside her body and the recliner. “Though I’m going to guess that what you’re seeing is really nothing more than the room as you left it before projecting.”
She nodded. “Yes. Everything looks the same—” Annie looked down at herself and spoke with a tone of disgust in her voice. “Why am I naked?”
“Let me answer those questions in order.” Deanna stepped away from the chair and stood in the open. Now that Annie could see her whole body, she noticed the slight glow surrounding her. “First, the reason everything looks the same is because you are now seeing the Astral Realm with a completely new set of senses—”
“It didn’t look like this when we walked physically into the Realm.”
Deanna projected a warm smile. “That’s because you were seeing things with your physical eyes. Now you’re not: you’re seeing things with your astral eyes, which are nothing but projections of your real eyes. In order to see the Astral Realm properly while projecting, you have to learn to project everything around you back to your eyes.”
After a few seconds of considering the matter, Annie felt she understood what Deanna was saying. “I have to use Astral Sight, don’t I?”
“Why do you think I was teaching that before Astral Projection?” She motioned towards her student. “Go on: try that.”
Annie began crafting as if she were really in her body and not a conscious mind linked to her astral form—as she now remembered Deanna explaining weeks before, there wasn’t a difference—and five seconds later the Astral Realm flashed into existence…
So, as we’ve seen a few times before, Annie is the first one to figure this spell out. And damn, but Annie’s nekked again–trust me, though, there’s a good reason for that.
And if you’re lucky you’ll find out why tomorrow.