Only A Week To Go…

Summer greetings!

I am just so excited for the first year birthday of my blog. I am still confused how to celebrate the day so, in the meantime, here’s a few pictures from my current projects (:

1. Habul’s Diary

2. A Love Journal By Hamza And Shi

A Few Questions For You…

  • What do you think about these? Do you keep diaries or journals for your characters?
  • How long have you been blogging? How did you celebrate your first blogging birthday?
  • What would you like to see in Den of Dreams?
  • Thank you so much for reading (: Warmest regards and have a great day/night ahead.

~Dragon Warrior

“You Are A Traitor”

I don’t really know where to begin for I’ve been bottling these emotions since a long time ago and constantly arguing with myself, “Oh, that’s nothing to worry!”

It all started back in the beginning of the ICC World Cup 2019. I and my younger sister were supporting Australia, New Zealand and England to star in the matches. However, I don’t live in either of the places, and the country to where I belong is also a cricket-playing nation. So every day, we —I and my sister— showered with scorns about supporting some ‘foreign countries’.

“You are a Traitor”

I’ve lost count of how many times we have been hearing this. My poor sister is suffering much more than me perhaps because she’s more outspoken than me.

Aki, another person like us, who dares to be different from the rest

Almost everyone, every near and dear ones too, have turned against us. They think we are just petty traitors who love the “foreign” teams, instead of our motherland, just because they are fair and good-looking.

But this is not true, and neither is it justified. I don’t really believe in the concept of countries where you divide our world just on some political basis. If I were to acknowledge some place as ‘motherland’, then it would be nothing other than the Earth.

The Whole World Is My Motherland

“Remember, no men are strange, no countries foreign”

No Men Are Foreign, James Kirkup

I agree exactly with the great poet James Kirkup. This world belongs to everyone sharing it. Every fellow human being is our brother. So why can’t we choose a few of our brothers against others? Why should something like political boundaries come in between something as infinite as love?

I like Australia, New Zealand and England cricket team because they are good teams. Because the players are interesting. Because I am mesmerized by their personalities. Nothing to do with their skin colour or looks!

There is one particular girl in my sister’s class who constantly mocks my sister as ‘Traitor’. One day, it’s okay. But day after day, it does not remain friendly any more. Unfortunately and coincidently, that girl’s elder sister studies in my class. Just a few days ago she was indirectly trying to imply that ‘It’s our culture to lick other’s boots’.

We two are trying our best not to express our dark feelings on being called a traitor. We are not angry, not in the least, but really hurt. Every day the fogs of pain and discomfort and sadness hover in our hearts. In this dark moments, we are trying to find hope in our fictional friends. They give us strength and hope…

Thank you, everyone, for reading this.

Everyone is different and that’s alright! We can have different views and choices.

I wanted to scream out to the world about my feelings and that’s what I am doing right now. Perhaps this is my longest post so far and I am truly thanking everyone who has given their time to listen to this emotional outburst.

Diary of Kain, page 4

Previous page at https://verbalcreation.home.blog/2019/07/06/diary-of-kain-page-3/

9th July, 2019

Dear Diary,

I know, day by day, my entries to you are getting fewer and fewer… I am really sorry for that but you see, we are so busy about our shifting! It really pains me, to think we can’t live in this valley anymore. I can’t run in the soft grasses in the meadows, I can’t ramble all day long or watch the sunrise and sunset over the hues of the hills… Every day, my parents are taking tours on carts to the Linnet Town and shifting bit by bit. I am alone at home, most of the times, clearing attic and sheds.

Today, however, I have skipped most of my chores. Why? Today is ICC World Cup 1st semi-finals! India vs New Zealand! I am praying to God that New Zealand wins! Speaking of the world cup, I have already made a new friend at Linnet Town! He is a Euclonic (a different religion) but loves the World Cup just as much as I do! He is supporting Australia and said, if the Aussies lost, he would die. Isn’t it too much? He is 20 year old and much older than me. I too wish Aussies would win the World Cup. Either NZ or England can be runner-up. Really, these fellows from Earth have invented such interesting games… Why don’t we have such in our Cygnet? But luckily I’ve heard, in Linnet Town, every year they have a Dragon Race. Now that would be interesting! Oh, I am excited and disappointed at the same time.

By the way, I had found a rusty tin box in our shed. After my parents return, I’ll open it. Maybe it’s just a piece of old junk but I believe there’s some adventure in it!

Cheers,

Yours,

Kain

Diary of Kain… Page 3

Previous page at https://verbalcreation.home.blog/2019/06/30/diary-of-kain-page-2/

6th July

Dear diary,

Sorry for no talk for a long time. Been a bit busy. We are shifting from our valley to Linnet Town. Really busy.

By the way, Australia, England and New Zealand have been to semis! Yeah! Writing lots of poems and stories nowadays. Not doing much study. Will talk to you later. Nothing interesting here.

Yours,

Kain

Diary of Kain Page 2

Previous page at https://verbalcreation.home.blog/2019/06/29/diary-of-kain-page-1/

30th June, 2019

Dear Diary,

Very disappointed today. Couldn’t go to the city because of extra-homework. Parents went, but the stationary shop was closed. Last week this happened too. 😦

Now the homework is not complete even! I’m quite sad. On Tuesday, we will go out somewhere because today my parents had to go to work because of emergency.

The woods are looking very fresh, by the way. Maybe it’s the rain. There weren’t any landslides. A few pine trees have fallen down, though.

By the way, I found an odd turquoise coloured feather. I like collecting feathers! Maybe it belongs to a magical bird!

A bit tensed about today’s world cup match, IND VS ENG. I wish England would win! Can’t wait to see Butler, Morgan, Root, Roy, Stokes and many more.

Maybe something interesting will happen today evening! I hope so.

Cheers,

Goodbye,

Kain

Myself A to Z… continuation

Again I am back with facts about myself! Let’s start right away from where I left… https://verbalcreation.home.blog/2019/06/29/myself-a-to-z/

F is for Fantasy and Family.

By now, you must be guessing that I love the genre fantasy so much! Yes, I truly love all the magical worlds they build, all the magical races and food and people and languages and… everything! But dragons and quests are the very basics of Fantasy for me and I can’t believe that it could be fantasy without them.

And my family is really everything to me! There are 4 people in my family, the two most extra-ordinary parents and a beloved younger sister. They are my life and I can’t live without them! ❤

G is for Goals and Gratitude

Well, I really love to set goals for myself and most of the time, I don’t fulfill them… My greatest goal is to become a children’s author and I’m trying my best to work towards it…J

And I place gratitude very high in my moral list. Totally agree with Samuel Johnson’s, ‘Gratitude is the fruit of great cultivation’. I try to express my gratitude to every person in my life but as an introvert, I am not very fine in expressing my heart-felt emotions. So, dear reader, let me say you a BIG thank you for reading this!

H is for History and Hand-written

History is no wonder my favourite subject, after literature. It’s such a great time-traveller and helps me visit nooks and crannies of bygone eras. Among all periods of history, my favourite time is the medieval age with all emperors, castles and dungeons.

And I love everything hand-written! Even a small hand-written letter can cheer my mood in gloomiest times and I prefer to keep my notes and diary entries all hand-written since they do bring back nostalgic memories

I is Imagination and Introvert

Here I can proudly say, I have a vast ocean of imagination (sorry, if I’m bragging but I really pride on my imagination). I love dwelling among caves and dens and huts and castles of my imaginary world. But this day-dreaming does get me trouble sometimes too because I can’t focus on studies and school. 🙂

And by now, since I’ve told it about a million times, everybody perhaps knows that I’m an introvert. Well, I don’t like being in crowds, I don’t like those useless, boring chit-chats and I don’t like those “overly-social” gatherings. But I love to write and connect to as many people I can with similar interest…

J is for Journal and Journeys

My dear journal is my best friend in this whole wide world. I share my every feelings, every emotions to it as if it were a human. Till now, I’ve completed 6 journals and writing 7th one now. Do you keep a journal too? I do love reading all sorts of diaries and journals.

And I love all sorts of journeys too! Be it a short hike in the woods or a long trek in the mountains, I love it all. I like keeping an account of my journeys too in my travel journal and reading other people’s amazing adventures.

(Maybe tomorrow, I’ll tell you about myself from K to O J )

Goodbye and have a great day! Hoping to hear from you too! 🙂

Diary Of Kain… Page 1

Previous page at… https://verbalcreation.home.blog/2019/06/29/diary-of-kain/

29th June 2019

Dear Diary,

Today is quite cold. Stormed a bit in the evening. Hope we aren’t going to get landslides in this valley. I hope the roads don’t block off.

Tomorrow is Sunday. It’s my favourite day, you know. All our week’s shopping depends on this day. There are no shops in our valley, except a few farmhouses (they aren’t proper shops either). Every Sunday, we go to the nearest town to buy things, you know. Tomorrow, I’ll buy myself a few little notebooks and pens. I love making bullet journals!

By the way, today I saw a RaashiKen. Do you know what it is? It’s a large beast that looks like mountain of clouds. Very large but really kind. Father was out in the storm and RaashiKen saved him. In return, I made him a wood-carved statue of him. He seemed so happy! I hope to see him again.

Till then,

Good night,

Kain

Myself, A to Z

Recently, I’ve been following an amazing blogger, Tatterhood, and got inspired by her to write a bit about myself.

A picture I drew…

Here everything about me, from A to Z…

A is for Anime and Aliases

I am really a big otaku, and Dororo and Naruto are my absolute favourites. I am really fond of Tahomaru from Dororo (2019) and Akatsuki from Naruto.

I also love to be shrouded in mysteries and maybe that’s why I choose so many aliases and false-names. Dragon Warrior is certainly one of my favourite one J

B is for Books and Beasts

I am an avid reader and love reading all sorts of books. Well, I confess, I still love to read good children’s book, especially quests.

And about beasts… well, I love each and every beast on earth. Be it good or bad, tame or wild. And I love mythical beasts too, especially, dragons and phoenix and selkies and will-o-wisps.

C is for Crickets and Chocolates.

These are certainly two things I’m greatly addicted to.

I watch cricket almost daily, especially, when World Cup2019 is going on. I am supporting Australia, New Zealand and England. My favourite players are Pat Cummins and Alex Carey and Jos Butler and Eoin Morgan.

And about chocolates… well, I’ll be happy to eat one every day! Cadbury is my favourite brand and I prefer milk chocolate over milk chocolate.

D is for Dreamer and Dragons

I guess, this is the one you can understand very easily from my title J I really love to dream both at night and day, and follow my mind its bizarre travels.

And I’ve got a bunch of imaginary dragons… My favourite one is a big, copper coloured guy, who can shapeshift into human. He’s called Drake and is the leader of the Dragon Tribe.

E is for Emails and Environment

I really love to check my emails and do that every fifteen minutes when at home.J My mailbox is filled mostly with the amazing updates of my blog and reader’s lists.

And since I truly love our environment and would go to any limit to protect it. I truly believe this world is not only for us, but also for all the other plant and animal friends. We all must save Mother Environment!

    (Maybe tomorrow, I’ll tell you about myself from F to J…J)

A Letter For You

Dear Reader,

I love getting to know many people and I shall greatly delighted to know more about you! Let’s all write a posts featuring ‘A to Z about myself’ and maybe you could share the links in the comments so that we all can have a peek in it! J

Thank You,

Dragon Warrior

Diary Of Kain

Let me tell you, I have got a big bunch of imaginary friends living in an imaginary world. One of them, Kain, a blue-haired guy who’s a dreamer like me has just started a diary. I really hope you enjoy it! 🙂

A Brief Start

29th June 2019

Dear Diary,

You know, writing to you is quite a strange experience. Writing to a big, fat notebook is really odd. Especially when you are usually a real shy guy, bit of a muddle-head and not really confident about your way of writing… And moreover… I’m quite sure nobody would be a bit interested in the random musings of a petty nature-loving, all day-dreaming little boy.

But well, I’ll be a little selfish here. I’m a bit lonely and really want someone to stay beside me. So, dear diary, could you be that someone?

Myself, as I drew

But well, I’ll be a little selfish here. I’m a bit lonely and really want someone to stay beside me. So, dear diary, could you be that someone?

Let me tell you a bit about myself. I am Kain, a 14 year boy who lives in a quiet, sleepy valley. My life’s quite simple, you see, just 5 meals a day, at least a dozen dishes of meat, school, wood-carvings and long wanderings in the woods.

I’ve got a little family. Mother, Father and me. Both of them are wood-carvers and I want to be one too.

Father is my best friend, but since he’s a bit older than me and stays away most of time, I can’t really share everything with him.

Well, this was just the introduction. Let’s get into crazier things…

Would you believe if I tell you I’ve seen a dragon? Or that I’ve found a feather of phoenix? Or that I absolutely love writing? Or I’ve wandered into Forbidden Forests?

Well, most peoples never do believe me, you know. So I hope you don’t mind me spoiling you with this “discoveries” and random musings. 🙂

Cheers,

Yours truly,

Kain.