The Ring

Avatar Author: Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA) I am the Guardian of the Ink Wells and Head Flight Attendant of Our Strange and Wonderful House. Read Bio

I’m raking my yard, trying to keep from freezing from the October chill in the wind. I’m humming a tune I’ve had stuck in my head for a week and I barely notice the glint of silver in the midst of browns, reds, and yellows.

I brush away the leaves to discover a ring which seems to shine softly. It has a purple gem in it about the size of my pinkie nail. The gem has a black insignia that looks possibly Chinese. I don’t remember ever seeing this and I can’t really tell if it is a man’s ring or a woman’s.

Finally, I shrug and slip it on, admiring the polished look of it.

Suddenly, I’m on my back and a giant man is on top of me with fury written on his face. I’m too stunned to scream and all I can think is: Where did he come from?

Slowly, his eyes registered me and his expression turned into irritation.

He called out over his shoulder, “It’s just some kid.”

I heard a voice say, “It probably fell into her lawn when we were fighting Gorjak.”

“The Ring doesn’t just fall.” The man said, his eyes narrowing.

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  1. Avatar neil kant

    Awesome! Who are these guys and who’s gorjack? Russian?

  2. Avatar Robert Quick

    They are other Ring-Wearers/Bearers and the Ring chose her. She must fulfill her destiny to be a hero (or die trying). Great job and as unexpected as your other riffs on the ideas.

  3. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    I am as clueless about the Ring and the men as you are. Your guess is as good as mine.