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The Messenger of the Spirits: Under Purple Clouds

A Magical Realism Tale of Rediscovering Ancient Ways in a Changing World

By muhammad nadeem naqviPublished 9 months ago 5 min read
The Messenger of the Spirits: Under Purple Clouds

Under purple clouds, the world was transformed into a place of mystery and magic.

As the sun set behind the distant mountains, the sky was painted with shades of deep purple and dark blue, and a soft mist began to rise from the forest floor. It was a beautiful evening, but also one of great uncertainty. For on this particular night, something unusual was about to happen.

In the heart of the forest, where the trees grew thick and tall, a small village sat nestled amongst the leaves. It was a place of peace and tranquility, where the people went about their daily lives with little concern for the outside world. But tonight, that would all change.

As the moon began to rise over the treetops, a strange sound could be heard coming from the direction of the village square. It was a low, rumbling noise, like the growl of a wild animal. At first, nobody paid much attention to it, thinking it was simply the wind rustling through the leaves. But as the sound grew louder and more persistent, the villagers began to feel uneasy.

One by one, they emerged from their homes and gathered in the square, staring out at the purple mist that surrounded them. And then, as if out of nowhere, a figure appeared. It was a woman, tall and slender, with long black hair that shimmered in the moonlight. She wore a flowing dress of deep purple, and her eyes glowed with an otherworldly light.

The villagers gasped in astonishment, for they had never seen anyone like her before. But before they could even ask her who she was or why she had come, the woman raised her arms and began to speak in a voice that was both soft and commanding.

"Listen to me, people of the forest," she said. "For I bring you a message from the spirits that dwell among you. They have grown angry with your neglect and your disregard for their sacred places. And so, they have sent me to remind you of the power they hold, and the consequences that come with ignoring their will."

The villagers were stunned, for they had never heard such words spoken before. But as they looked at the woman, they began to feel a strange energy coursing through their bodies, as if the very air around them was alive with magic. And they knew, without a doubt, that their lives were about to change forever.

For a moment, nobody spoke. The woman's words hung in the air like a heavy fog, and the villagers could feel the weight of them settling on their shoulders. They knew that something important was happening, but they weren't sure what it was or what they were supposed to do about it.

Then, one of the villagers stepped forward, a woman named Maria. She was known throughout the village for her bravery and her wisdom, and she had a fierce determination in her eyes as she approached the mysterious woman.

"Who are you?" Maria asked, her voice ringing out clear and strong in the silence. "And what is it that you want from us?"

The woman smiled, and her eyes seemed to twinkle with amusement. "I am a messenger," she said. "A messenger from the spirits of this forest. They have grown tired of your indifference, and they have sent me to remind you of their power."

Maria frowned. "What do you mean, their power?" she asked.

The woman lifted her hands, and the air around them began to shimmer with a faint light. "This forest is full of magic," she said. "But you have forgotten how to use it. You have forgotten how to respect it. And so, the spirits have grown angry. They have grown restless. And they are demanding your attention."

The villagers looked at each other, uncertain of what to do next. They had heard stories of magic and spirits, of course, but they had always thought of them as just that – stories. But now, with this mysterious woman standing before them, they couldn't deny that something strange was happening.

"What do the spirits want from us?" Maria asked, her voice low and serious.

The woman sighed. "They want you to remember," she said. "They want you to remember the power of this forest, and the magic that lies within it. They want you to remember the stories that have been passed down through generations, the stories of the old ways and the old gods. They want you to remember that there is more to this world than what you can see and touch."

The villagers nodded, slowly beginning to understand. They knew that they had been neglectful, that they had forgotten the old ways in favor of modern convenience and progress. And they knew that something needed to change.

"But how do we do that?" Maria asked. "How do we remember what we've forgotten?"

The woman smiled again, and her eyes seemed to dance with a new light. "That is up to you," she said. "But know this – the spirits are watching. And they will not be ignored."

With those words, the woman turned and disappeared into the mist, leaving the villagers standing in the square, uncertain of what was to come. But they knew one thing for sure – they could no longer ignore the magic of the forest. They had to remember. They had to listen. And they had to be ready for whatever the spirits had in store for them.


About the Creator

muhammad nadeem naqvi

Naqvi is a renowned writer and journalist from lahore, Pakistan. He has written several critically acclaimed books on social issues and has been recognized with several awards and honors for his work.

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  • HandsomelouiiThePoet (Lonzo ward)9 months ago

    Nice ❤️💯

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