The Power Of The Opals

Tinka By Tinka, 27th Dec 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/38m4w9-q/
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This is not a stand alone article but the first chapter of a short novel which i would like to publish weekly. It is a fantasy narrative of a young girl from an opal mining town in outback Australia.
The story begins with the main protagonist leaving the mining town to re-settle in the city of Adelaide.

Chapeter One


The Power of the Opals

Chapter 1

As Elizabeth sat watching the arid scenery flashing past from the bus window, she attempted to count the few trees that appeared now and again along the Highway. There weren’t that many in this desolate part of Australia where most of the red terrain was dry, hard and so isolated and desolate, that only a few people who were strong and resilient could withstand the conditions; just like the trees that were flashing past her eyes. These few trees that had been able to survive the harsh conditions of the Australian outback were a poor imitation of the real ones. Spindly and gnarled with only a few branches extended towards the sky as if desperately begging for water. It was hard to make out the sparse foliage but she imagined the leaves to be thin and brittle, just like the ones that hung limply on the few trees in Opalgem, the mining settlement she was being driven away from, never to return, not even in death.
Such a lovely name for the ugly opal mining town she had been born in. Here in this forsaken place, she had lived most of her young life experiencing one hell after another, where the precious gemstone with its mesmerising interwoven greens, blues and reds held more value than human life.
With her gaze fixed on the bus window, the scenery flashed past her eyes in all its dreariness and desolation.
In the same way as the stunted vegetation of the red desert, she saw herself as being one of the few surviving trees, dry and barren with just enough life to keep going, yet still hanging on, desperately reaching out towards that something that could save her: that something that could make her future life more bearable. A life without fear, without pain: a life in which she could find peace and forget the past. How, she craved and hoped for a miracle which could finally give her tortured soul and mind and body what she never had but wanted so much
Elizabeth looked at her hands resting on her lap imagining them to be the leaves, her arms the branches, with her thin legs visible through the old cotton dress making up the spindly trunk. In a silent anguished cry she thought. “Am I always going to be suffering like the trees in this arid desert? Will I ever know a little happiness in my life? Will there be once again someone who will care for me?” How often had she asked herself these questions? Too many times but each time the deadly silence had reminded her that there was no left one in this world who would answer her or hear her silent cries for help.
With a sigh, she slowly turned away from the window, sitting more comfortably into the seat. She closed her eyes in the hope that she could block all the turmoil of past memories, that all the thoughts that kept rushing like an avalanche would be forgotten once and for all. Yet she knew that this was impossible, the mind had a will of its own and would not let go of the past no matter how hard she tried. She opened her eyes but instead of looking towards the window her gaze fall on the magazines she had bought before boarding the bus for Adelaide. She picked one up and flipped through its glossy pages attempting to focus on the meaningless words, however she realized that any attempt to read was going to be a useless exercise. Her mind refused to let go of all the past memories making it impossible for her to concentrate on anything except what this invisible powerful part of her wanted. Giving up, she allowed herself to be carried inexorably into the abyss of her never ending nightmares

‘Adelaide’. The name of the unknown city sounded almost magical. The city she had heard so much about from people who had been there and would not stop telling everyone about it. The narrators described it as a city so big that it was virtually impossible to see everything in one week. But then who would want to rush such an oasis where people walked casually on the green grass in the parks with their gigantic trees and bushes soaking up the water from the undergrad sprinklers. The houses made of sandstone with their front gardens adorned with flowering bushes. The streets wide and paved and clean: not unmade tracks, dry, dusty and barren as the ones in Opalgem.
Since making up her mind about moving to Adelaide, all Elizabeth had been able to think was living there in one of the houses with a garden, where she could sit on the grass under a tree and breathe in the coolness of its leaves. This scene had been the driving force, since she had made up her mind to leave Opalgem.
Yet, the moment she lowered her eye lids instead of seeing the city of her dreams, Opalgem slid slowly into view, in the same way a long leek of slimy oil comes out of a broken down car engine polluting the earth. Through the slime of the oil her short and ugly life became visible just like a TV horror movie, in which she was the main protagonist.

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Adelaide, Australia, Australian Outback, Desert, Fantasy, Gardens, Memories, Mining, Mystery, Opals, Outback

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I am a secondary teacher of Italian and English and enjoy being in the classroom. As writing is one of my favourite hobbies, I like to write on different genres in a creative style.

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