The third child of a poor farmer in a small village on a small unimportant world, P’Hilz was different. She could see the beautiful power colors flowing through everything and responding to everyone.
As most small children do, she told others all about the wonderful things she saw, the only problem was that no one else in her small farming community could see these colors, and they quickly declared her a little off in the head. Years of teasing and torture by the popular kids in her community left her very shy and almost completely alone. She had only one friend, a girl her age who was a little slow to learn new things and a bit overweight who was teased almost as much as P’Hilz. P’Hilz though was a good student and earned high scores in all her classes and with that came the hope that she might somelunar get a scholarship to go to the city and study at one of the universities there. It was not really very likely, but it gave her hope.
One lunar, she gave a speech about bullying that was ill advised, and the most popular girl in school, who coincidently was the most aggressive of P’Hilz’s tormenters gathered her friends to teach P’Hilz a lesson for giving such a speech.
As she was being beaten, P’Hilz unknowingly calls on the power colors to form a shield to protect her. This drew the attention of Master O’Rvl the senior master on the planet, and P’Hilz’s life changed forever.
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A dedicated reader and writer, I have always loved a good character. Heroic magicians, iconic warriors, and everyday people who overcome adversity are what I seek in both my reading and my writing. Some of my favorite books are Andre Norton's Witch World series, Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders, and Christopher Stasheff's Warlock series. I like to take characters that are believable and show how they overcome long odds to succeed, or simply adapt to their environment to accomplish happiness for themselves and others. For me, writing is just like reading, I may know how the story is going to eventually end, but the joy is in the journey that unfolds day by day.