Manipulated

By @writeastory4
Manipulated

Wolf has been a prisoner underground her whole life, all because of her power: Manipulation. But once she escapes, she sees she will have to convince the humans that not only are Manipulators real, but they aren't a threat. Cover by Aditi_Tarafdar

Chapter 1

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I’ve heard the tales.

The stories. The legends.

Whispers that float around the Misery like undefined mists. Whispers of the world above ground. The world I will never see. They say there is a green carpet that blankets the Earth. Like everyone in the Misery, I have never seen green carpet, yellow sun, or white cotton balls that float in the sky.

This is because I am a Manipulator. I Manipulate. I can Manipulate all sorts of things. Water. Fire. Air. Earth. Light. Darkness.

People.

The Evils keep us locked up in a giant hellhole underground. We call it the Misery. The place where we live and die. Sometimes from sickness, sometimes from beatings.

All I want to know is why we are not allowed to see the green carpet. Why is it necessary to lock us up underground and beat us whenever we step out of line? Is the real world too dangerous for a Manipulator like me? Or are the Evils, the people who run the Misery, just plain cruel?

There is a woman, and her name is Gillian. She tells all the stories, because she is the only one to ever make it above ground in an escape attempt. She made it far enough to see the green carpet, but she was eventually caught by the Evils themselves.

She speaks about the sky. She mentions fluffy cotton balls surrounding the sun. She tells about the flying animals that sing. People call them “birds.” She has told countless tales of the green carpet. “It’s not soft or hard,” she says.

With all my heart, I want to feel the hot sun. Look at the white cotton balls. Hear the flying animals sing.

I want to see the green carpet.

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  1. Just_Some_Writer

    Hey, this is awesome! I don’t know if you’re still active on Underlined, but if so I was wondering if you could read through Saint Cotorel’s College of Two Halves so far. Thanks,
    Thesis Afakenayme

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  2. writeastory4

    Thank YOU so much for making me one!

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  3. Madison

    I’d love to swap with you!

    Can you read at least the first two chapters of Deja Vu? I will return the swap by reading an amount even to what you read.

    Thanks!

    -Madison

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    1. writeastory4

      Thank you! I will get to reading the first two chapters right now!

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  4. writeastory4

    Thank you, I have filled out the details! I’d love to swap!

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    1. MCKapo

      The cover looks awesome!

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  5. MCKapo

    This is good! I feel like there is a lot of repetition of “green carpet”, and I would normally say use some other descriptive words, but given the circumstances of the character, I think it’s fine. Fluffy cotton balls, haha. I’m excited to know how the MC will use her gift of manipulation, it sounds amazing!

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    1. writeastory4

      Thank you for the constructive feedback! I appreciate it, and will keep it in mind for future chapters! Glad you like it!

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  6. MCKapo

    Replying to your comment. A swap is like me reading something of yours, and you read something of mine. Or read a chapter for a chapter, and then that could be ongoing. I can read this (I only have 2 chappies up of the Archangel Sword) for a swap on that story I just mentioned. (:

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    1. writeastory4

      Thank you for telling me! Sounds good!

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  7. Yoda-Parker

    Duuuuuudddeee!! You’re, like, really good! I’m caught. Can’t wait for more! And… a follow! Good luck in your writing journey. Or should I say, may the odds be ever in your favor?!

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    1. writeastory4

      Thank you soooo much for the kind words! It was really the encouragement I needed! 🙂

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      1. Yoda-Parker

        Truly my pleasure! Everyone needs some encouragement!!

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