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The Rejected Story
9/4/2019 3:59:00 PM by: Susan Lyttek

I’m having a blast writing stories to complement song lyrics. However, they can’t all win. This one was not accepted for the 70s theme at gohavok.com. I still like it and challenge you to figure out which song it represents!

The Lure of Glory

Day One: In case my brothers decide to follow in my footsteps—as they threatened—I am going to keep a record of this adventure. I cannot fathom how fortunate I am to join this crew. The world will forever remember us as the most blessed of ships. We will pave the way and launch a new day!

The seas today are wide open. A good omen. The breezes are light, but enough to fill our sails. The sun, after three days of rain, smiles down on us as a benediction. The crew echoes my joy. We can’t wait for what our destination promises!

Day Three: I had promised to write daily, but we worked late into the night trying to tack the sails to catch any breeze, but they evade us. We are stilled in a doldrum. At least I do not have to write by candle but can use the sun to record this since there is nothing we can do. If only our craft had giant oars. But how would we turn them?

Our spirits remain high because of the captain. “Lads,” he says, “we will reach our glorious destination before we know it. This is but a momentary setback. Remember, you are the first crew to blaze the trail!”

I chuckle because we follow an ancient map. It has been so many centuries that people scoff at its veracity of the point. I know different. I tested the inks, the paper, the script.

Most of these men sail with us for the pay and the glory. I am content with that. I sail for knowledge.

Day Four: We are underway again. The winds are at our backs and the sails are full. I do not, however, like the look of the sky that pursues us. It has blotted out all the stars tonight.

Since he can’t watch the sky, I have seen the captain watching the waves.

“The seas are too dark,” he tells me. “I do not trust them.”

I smiled. “All according to the ancient path, sir. That means we are sailing in the right direction. It’s only a matter of time and patience.”

“Keep this between us, Professor. I do not wish the crew to get wind of the dangers we might face.”

“But the reward!”

He sighed. “I know. If the king wasn’t so keen on the promise of the map, I wouldn’t have been able to offer as much to this crew.”

If the king hadn’t been as keen, I wouldn’t have been able to leave. Father claimed to have needed my presence for his latest experiment. Mother tried to play the guilt card. “You have always been my favorite son. What will I do when you’re gone?”

“You have three other sons.”

“But you have infected them with this pursuit of knowledge. For all I know, they will leave and follow you.”

I nearly applauded, but she would have cried.

Day Six: The seas beneath us roil, almost like a cauldron boiling. It is the first sign, proof that we are following the ancient trail. Next we need to look for the demons.

Not real demons! Be calm, my darling. They are giant rocks that emerge from the water. The two of them are on either side of our passage. Unfortunately, the seas under them are also littered with rocks. There is only one way to go between them safely: hugging the right demon at full tide. Anything else and the passage would become our grave.

Imagine the wealth that lies at the bottom of those waves!

Day Seven: The demons loom in front of us. The ominous rocks look like jagged swords, ready to slice us to bits. The sight of them makes me doubt the wisdom of this journey, but I say nothing. I am the reason we are here.

We bide our time at anchor until the tide comes in. It will be a close thing between the tide and the night.

I have told the crew to pray for a bright moon.

Day Eight: We made it to the other side. According to the map, we have two days journey remaining. I cannot know what kind of craft they might have sailed millennia ago, so it may take us one day or three.

I stay at the helm and look for the signs now. I don’t want to miss a one. We sail along a shore that no one has seen for ages. It looks otherworldly with giant flowering trees and huge beasts flying overhead.

Next, I look for the mountain of flame that pierces the clouds.

Day Nine: The closer we get, the more terrifying the terrain. One sailor, a young man, jumped overboard when one of the winged creatures dove at us. We tried to rescue him, but a mouth of a million teeth lunged out of the water and snapped its jaws around him.

What kinds of horrors surround the promise?

The captain would have turned us around, but the current is too strong. It would tear the ship apart to attempt to tack against it. We have no choice but to go forward.

I am convinced they would all mutiny and leave me stranded. I pray the goal is everything the map claims.

We can see the mountain in the distance. It already looks taller than any mountain back home. It glows red and shoots off stars.

Day Ten: We are here. I walked ashore alone, crying in fear, because no one wanted the promised treasure enough to get close to the rivers of flame. Warn my brothers not to follow. It is not the tree of life. In fact, the angels wondered at our persistence.

“Don’t you already have all you need of the Tree of Knowledge? Was it worth your lives to come this far?”

The angels have granted one request. I asked that this log reach you, my love.

I will see you in eternity.

(Now go read all the stories they did accept! There’s some amazing stuff there!)

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4/18/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Fast Lessons
4/11/2015 7:37:50 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Resurrection Thoughts
4/4/2015 6:47:45 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Power of the Coupon
3/28/2015 6:18:32 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Spring Planting
3/21/2015 7:36:53 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Showing My Age
3/14/2015 7:51:06 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Teaching Women
3/7/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Beware the Ides of... February
2/28/2015 1:10:50 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Honoring a President in Fiction
2/21/2015 7:35:35 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Gratitude Lessons
2/14/2015 7:12:56 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

The Pros and Cons of Research
2/6/2015 8:13:38 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Off the Hamster Wheel... Part 3
1/30/2015 9:01:50 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Off the Hamster Wheel... Part 2
1/24/2015 7:55:59 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

The Homeschool Hamster Wheel
1/16/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Etiquette Education
1/9/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Ready Stance
1/2/2015 7:01:43 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Our Christmas Letter
12/26/2014 8:36:08 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Sharing Christmas, Part Two
12/19/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Sharing Christmas
12/12/2014 5:32:30 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Swedish Christmas Education
12/5/2014 10:08:38 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

The Worry/Grumble Antidote
11/28/2014 11:07:16 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Milestone Days
11/21/2014 9:58:07 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Volunteer Education--via Operation Christmas Child
11/14/2014 8:32:03 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Veteran Education
11/7/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Reformation Education
10/31/2014 8:51:31 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

The Reluctant Vegetarian
10/24/2014 2:55:59 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

What I Didn't, Couldn't Teach
10/17/2014 4:30:17 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Learning to Stand
10/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Christian Work Ethic
10/3/2014 6:36:19 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Animal Education
9/26/2014 10:54:19 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Changing the Love of Learning
9/19/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Blog Block
9/12/2014 9:50:31 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Educating Mom
9/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

The Debate
8/29/2014 7:22:59 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Interview with Jane, a non-homeschooling friend
8/22/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

The Homeschool Rebel
8/15/2014 8:11:24 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Other Countries, Other Peoples
8/8/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

George Washington Lessons
8/1/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Interview with Heather Day Gilbert
7/25/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

A Creation Education
7/18/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

The Blessing of the Church
7/11/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Free to Homeschool
7/4/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

The Best Thing
6/27/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

School Lite
6/20/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Homeschooling Poetry
6/13/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Homeschool Preschool
6/6/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

AWANAcation (or Awana Education)
5/30/2014 4:40:30 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Drowning in the Ideal Schedule
5/23/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Penpal Encouragement: An Interview with Sandi
5/16/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Unexpected Education
5/9/2014 8:31:18 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

When Is a Homeschool Mom NOT a Homeschool Mom?
5/2/2014 8:08:10 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Relax, It's Just Writing
4/25/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Purpose Driven Homeschool
4/18/2014 9:38:10 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

The Heart of the Music
4/11/2014 3:11:23 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Music Lessons
4/4/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Teaching My Testimony (Part 2)
3/28/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Teaching My Testimony (Part 1)
3/21/2014 8:16:29 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Glimmers of Homeschooling
3/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Failed Days
3/7/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Other Side of the Homeschool Table...Leanne Hanson
2/28/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Fairy Tale Theology
2/21/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Things I Love about Life and Homeschooling
2/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Limitless Creativity by Bonnie Rose Hudson
2/7/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Weaving Christ into Math
1/31/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Paula Mowery Interview
1/24/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Historic Field Trips
1/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Snow Days... Homeschool Style
1/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Homeschooled Mom Resolutions
1/3/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Off Schedule
12/27/2013 11:17:52 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Teaching Christmas
12/20/2013 10:24:16 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

The (Writerly) Benefits of Learning Together
12/13/2013 2:11:46 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Homeschooling reinforced that I am not perfect
12/6/2013 11:33:13 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

And they said homeschooling would be easy...
11/29/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek