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Just a collection of various stories I began with no intention to finish, or answers to writing prompts. Enjoy! Please visit my author page on FB! facebook.com/author.anrisaryn Also note, some of these may be removed later if I feel the urge to expand on them!

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3. Water Carpets

          That day was strange.

          I woke up and sat up in bed, putting my feet on the floor.

          Wait, floor? I hadn't felt floor since...ever. Something was definitely wrong.

          "Mom, is something wrong with the water pumps?"

          "Nope. It seems the whole city has no water-carpet."

          I stretched and got dressed. Water-carpet indeed.

          Ah, you don't know what water-carpet is? Well, let me explain. Here in Jyl, we have a very odd (according to most people) way of life. Our city was built right on the edge of a lake, so everything always has a layer of water, usually about ankle deep, around it.  Most people woud say we have water problems, but here, we enjoy it. Wehave a special layer of sand under it, so that way we never have to wear shoes.

          Many would ask "what do you do about rotting?" The answer is simple. We have rock foundations, and stone walls. Everything that doesn't agree with water, we simply place on a stone platform above the water.

          Most things are water-friendly, as we have developed. We have a water-proof light source called Glo. It's an odd, magic-based, sperical device that lights up with a single tap. Some are bright, some are dim. It all depends on the magical content. Over the years, the art of lighting them has been passed down, so nearly everyone knows how to light one.

          Well, enough about that, the issue at hand was he lack of water-carpet. I wondered what the cause was.

          "Do you know if they'll be fixed any time soon? The floor is so cold."

          "I'm not sure, honey. Be careful out there. Who knows what the sand left."

          I grabbed my bag and bounced out the door.

          The whole city looked so much different. It seemed bare. The sand was wet under my toes and felt cold.

          I shrugged and leaped around in it. Who knew what the day held?

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