THE TRUTH ABOUT TERRA
© 2010 Ross Richdale
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Terra is a divided world with its history classified. After receiving and ancient script, Zorell and her companions set out and find a secret base containing a hovercraft left by their ancestors. With help from intelligent bees they set out on adventures and problems. Not one but two worlds that are changed forever by their discoveries and fortitude. But is it too late to save humanity?
Zorell was flushed as she clamoured out onto the turret of Redstone Castle after climbing up seven hundred steps that circled up the thin tower.
She sat on a stone seat to gather her breath, brushed strands of hair out of her eyes and rubbed her aching calf muscles. She loved this turret and used it as a retreat whenever she wanted to get away from the crowded rooms below. It was another early summer day with a high of close to thirty degrees Celsius predicted. Now, at eight in the morning it was still cool and a perfect time to think about … she sighed...well everything ...the rumours, her own situation and the future!
As usual, her mind began by thinking about the tower itself. Though called Low Turret, this was the tallest tower in the castle and diagonally opposite another turret that was twice the diameter of the one she was on. However, for no known reason, High Turret had only been half built and remained exposed and open ten metres lower than the completed one on which she stood. Archaeologists had reasoned that it been abandoned while only half built rather than being destroyed through age or warfare. They had also concluded that if the High Turret had been completed it would have towered over Little Turret by ten metres. The reason for its height had also been worked out. Once completed, anybody on it would have been able to see over the nearby hill and view the ocean twenty kilometres to the west.