Animatricks - Chapter III: Demons of the PastIf there was one public place Zethany actually enjoyed attending, it was the comic book store. She and Tamizel made so many lovely memories there. So many saturdays spent annoying the employees because they wouldn’t buy anything. They just sat around on the floor in a corner in a heap of comics and issue volume collections, reading for hours and hours and spoiling series events for eavesdroppers and bystanders. For the last couple of months, the workers had begun denying Tamizel and Zethany entrance into the store unless they planned to purchase something. Since then, the back of the comic book store had been their casual hangout spot. It never made much sense to either of them that it was so close to the edge of the city. Algae and barnacles made their homes on the ends of the Floating City. The northern side of the artificial city was walled in and decorated with expensive beach houses. On the south side, there were no walls and nothing but a wide view of ocean, ocean, and more
Animatricks - Chapter II: I'm Not Lonely“You sure you’re gonna be fine on your own?”
Namrah responded in angst. “Yes, Zethany! I’m gonna be fine. I’m just gonna play Infinite Skies all night.”
“Lock the door and shut the windows before you go to bed. Okay?”
“Yes! I will!” The younger sister tried to force reassurance upon her sister. “When are you coming home anyway?”
Zethany switched her cell phone to the other hand and began shutting down the Library computer. “Uh… Midnight, at the latest. The Library needs to be deep-cleaned so...”
“Alrighty,” Zethany huffed. “I’ll see you later tonight. I love you.”
Zethany looked down at her phone to see that her sister had already hung up. She felt an upsetting twinge in her anima. Negative voices swirled about in her mind before a sudden car horn interrupted them. She looked up and out the Library door to spot Venice’s car
Animatricks - Chapter I: Don't Lose HerRemarkably, the city never swayed to any storm. A dozen, huge anchors rooted the Floating City in place. On the ocean floor, wildlife had overtaken each anchor and made them part of the sea itself. The city could not be moved and it could not be drowned. Though man-made, the makeshift continent held up like nothing else and had been holding up for hundreds of years. The waters the city was solidified upon were mostly calm. No wave or crash of thunder ever disturbed the Floating City and the residents that lived in it never so much as felt a shift in gravity. For hundreds of years, every day was safe and sound and every night was silent and still. This was home to so many creatures and, for the most part, nobody planned on leaving.
It was incredibly crowded the closer one came to the center of the city. Mansions and beach houses became London style three-floored apartments placed and stacked close together like books on a shelf. What the center of the city lacked in elbow room, it made
Animatricks - PROLOGUEThe echo of water droplets hitting the stone floor accompanied by the vicious snarls of the ravenous monsters surrounding the cell was deafening. Horror paralyzed the children as they lied trembling in the center of the black cage, clinging to each other for dear life. With each hesitant breath, warm, white puffs exhausted from their mouths. It had been so many days since they last saw the sunlight. The stone fortress was entirely shrouded in freezing darkness. The hungry demons outside the cell, however, did not mind the dark cold in the slightest.
An older child, a young boy about the age of nine, shielded the other kids with his bare body. A goat-girl with brown fur clung to a white-furred rabbit girl for protection. The rabbit girl held on tight to her little sister as she sobbed into her big sister’s chest. A braver child, entirely composed of liquid water, stood close to the cell bars and stared the monsters dead in the eyes. She screamed at them, summoning all the strength
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In the absence of humans, Earth is reborn and inhabited by a new form of dominant life known as “creatures.” Each creature is born with a unique form of magic capable of just about anything, but contrary to their vows to their reborn planet, their human-like ways of life have rendered them sedentary and with no more use for magic. As backfire, a heinous threat has emerged from the ocean, and it comes in the form of large, savage, unstoppable monsters known as “Snatchers.” They come in the night, approach with a storm, and steal away any unfortunate soul not in hiding. With no more common sense to the use of magic, the creatures of New Earth are helpless against the Snatcher scourge.
Against all odds, out of the thousands of children that were taken by the snatchers in 2005, five were rescued from the ocean in the year 2007. Their names are popularly known throughout the Floating City as Zethany, Namrah, Venice, Tamizel, and Aquarius. Ten years later, the youngest of the five, Namrah, is kidnapped a second time by the same hideous heathens. Eighteen-year-old Zethany Gomor must venture into the unknown if she is to ever see her little sister again, but not without the company of her many friends: Bo, Kana, Kilu, Romeo, and Aki - as well as the rest of the survivors from 2007.
What begins as a straightforward mission to rescue a friend spirals out of proportion and unravels to be a perilous journey across the world all the while remaining under the detection of the snatcher scourge. The gang must revive their long lost use of magic if they are to ward off these savages and eventually confront a dark entity whom calls himself “The Humane One.”
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