Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, eagerly looking for publishers, publicists, literary agents and huge hearted generous readers, to see if they can help her to build an “unorthodox” career, a path followed by many before, some has been blessed with success, most have not, let us see what you make of her attempts! A failure or success- it all depends on you. These are pieces from her book, the book is available on createspace and amazon- This book is of course a collection of fantasy stories, but longer ones than her usual pieces.
The spirits of darkness and light
Spirits of light
It was a strange red glow, coming from something far away, from the bottom of a hill it seemed. She climbed down and started walking towards that light.
It must be a shepherd or some sage, she was quite sure.
She reached that place right before dawn,a cave’s mouth, the glow was coming from inside.
She entered the cave.
It was a huge rock that looked like egg, round and scaly but it was rock because there were no birds or animals she has known about that laid an egg that was a feet high and proportionately round!
She touched the rock, she had a feeling that it shook under her palms.
A shadow fell on the cave floor beside her.
It was one of the men that lived in the fort.
“How did you…” she asked incredulously.