Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #4

Welcome to another snippets. I hope you will enjoy this week’s selection which is but a part of the greater whole. The idea is to present the entire short story to you 8 – 10 sentences at a time.

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We continue where we left off last time with Master Gallien’s disturbing news.

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Four foundational precepts—four pillars—made up the basis of all the teachings found in The Pillars, teachings that ruled every H’Rhophyan priest and whoever held The Faith as dear. Just as the four pillars within the sanctuaries of every Temple supported the roof of the structure, the four pillars of The Pillars supported The Faith. And while the pillars of The Temple rested on solid rock, The Pillars reached deeper still, resting and finding their support in the character of Chalrusha Himself: The True God.

“One of the young priests noticed It missing after sunrise when he opened the Sanctuary.”

“That was less than an hour ago.”

“Then you understand the urgency of your summoning?” Demeas nodded his affirmation. “We need you to find The Pillars so that It may be restored to Its proper place.”

Demeas stood, “Of course, Master Gallien. I will leave immediately.”

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Next week I’ll have the next portion for you.

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About John Van Vliet

Author of the soon to be released "The H'Rhophyan Chronicles", a Fantasy Adventure Serial.
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5 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #4

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Nice snippet. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the explanation about the faith, and the four Pillars, John. 🙂 I think this is beautiful: “And while the pillars of The Temple rested on solid rock, The Pillars reached deeper still, resting and finding their support in the character of Chalrusha Himself: The True God.”

    The only thing that tripped up my reading was the repetition in the word ‘pillars/Pillars. I see how it’s necessary to tie in tangible pillars with the figurative Pillars. But if you could sub out one or two of them, and use words like “tenet” or “maxim” or even “principle” in place of the “pillars”, it might help soften the reading flow. Just a thought… 🙂

  3. I like the worldbuilding and the consistency of the symbolism. Excellent excerpt!

  4. Thank you all for joining me today.

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