Hmm…What’s This? I’ve Been…Tagged!?

Hello! So, I’m super excited today cuz I finally got tagged!

And that means…I have reached my first step in achieving my ultimate goal! What is this goal, you ask?

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Yes! My ultimate goal….Is to become the god of the anime blogging community! Even Ryuk knows it! Mwahahahahahaha! Prepare to be usurped, all ye anibloggers!

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Stop laughing! 😦

Oki, let’s get into the post now! Here are the rules for the tag I got, which was the Create-A-Story tag!

  1. You pick your first word, your setting, and your story genre from the list below. As individuals, your brand of creativity is unique to yours, so we want to highlight that by letting you choose from a bunch of words and creating something beautiful out of it.

Create A Story Tag

  1. The short story will have a limit of 1000 words. You do not need to write a story with 1000 words exactly. It could be 300, or 500 as long as it doesn’t surpass a thousand.
  2. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO ANSWER THE TAG.
  3. You must tag three people to participate.
  4. Don’t forget to link back to Keiko so she can collect all the stories. You can’t just link back to her WordPress, since she won’t be alerted of the pingback. You need to link back to a post or a page, because WordPress works like this.
  5. Use the Create-A-Story picture in the post.
  6. Copy and paste the rules in your tag post as well, so others can be clued in to the Create-A-Story rules.

First of all, much thanks to Yomu for tagging me! Yomu is a creative, man, and a forefather of the review review industry! He’s a professional review reviewer! But since he really likes to flex his muscles, he has also proven his prowess as a non-review reviewer! He is also a skilled prognostic, able to spoil any anime for you before he’s even watched it. Very, very, very occasionally, and only when he’s been sleep deprived for a few years, do his predictions go slightly off the mark. But that’s super rare and you have a better chance of being struck by lightning eight times before he makes a mistake in his predictions. So go check him out!

And thank you to the people who created the tag as well! I will tag some other people after the story!

So for the story I have picked Fire, Sea, and Tragedy! It’s been a while since I’ve written a short story before, and since I’m too lazy to plan this out, I’ll just write on the fly! It’s a short story, so it’s fine…right?


Fire and water—

From the beginning of time, these two elements have warred with each other, each attempting to best the other in strength and mortality.

Fire, who, in order to live it’s life in beauty and glory, consumes any and everything that it can.

To fire, the world is simple. You are either a hindrance, or a stepping stone. Either way, you will burn. Obstacles must be removed and greater heights must be achieved—Fire will only stop upon it’s death.

Water is the epitome of self-sacrifice. It is used, over and over again, for living organisms to maintain their lives.

To water, the meaning of life is the survival of others. There is always someone to nurture, feed, and heal. To lose this purpose is to become stagnant—Water is alive when it is flowing.

Looking at it like that, water is a lot more desirable, isn’t it? Fire, the accumulation of selfishness, and Water, the pure movement of selflessness. Two elements, always in conflict with each other, each trying to make the other disappear.

That was how I always saw it. Ever since my home, my town, went up in flames, caught up in the greedy, relentless wildfire. Many people died—

But none of them were people I knew, and perhaps that made all the difference.

The drowning of a five year old is hardly comparable to a town-destroying fire.

But you don’t see me assisting in the rebuilding of my hometown.

Or working as a fire fighter to prevent further loss.

Or even being careful about not leaving the stove on.

No, the only place I’m found is at that beach, standing upon the wet sand, the waves tugging at my feet. Unmoving, unblinking. Just standing.

There is something mystical, about the ultimate threshold of Earth. Where the water meets the land.

You see, the sand beneath your feet shifts and slips. You can’t run, because it slows you down, and anything you build crumbles at the slightest touch. Nothing, not even your footprints, last.

But the sea, it beckons you, pulls you into it’s embrace. Showers you with salty kisses, entices you with crystal beauty. It cools you on those heated days, and warms you on the coldest nights.

It makes you want to live in it’s fantasy.

I take a step forward.

And the waves do the rest.


Welp that wasn’t even 400 words.

If you liked my story though, please leave a like or a comment! Thanks hehe!

And now to tag people…I will tag

The WebWeavers are technically two people, so I think it’s fine! (Btw sorry if you’re being overwhelmed with tags).

Anyways, if you have any feedback or thoughts on the story, feel free to share! Thanks again to Yomu for tagging me!

See you next time!

 

Author: WhoAmI?

I love reading, video games, philosophy, anime, and I have lots of thoughts... But are they really my thoughts? Are these things really what I am interested in? How would I know if I have control over myself? Do I have free will at all? Am I...really myself? Who.... Am I?

10 thoughts on “Hmm…What’s This? I’ve Been…Tagged!?”

  1. Great story. I think so far yours captures the idea of a “short” story the best of the ones I’ve read. Most stories (like mine) were more like a “long” story crammed into 1000 words. So it was sort of refreshing to read this one!

    Also one small correction! I review reviews, but I don’t review anime. I simply provide my thoughts on anime, and leave actual reviews to the professionals in that field. But I appreciate the accurate description, aside from that!

    Like

  2. That was brilliant! I loved the dramatic turn of events at the end.
    It fits the category of short story pretty well as well haha :’)

    Like

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