Odis Pogg – Chapter 4: Odis And A LOT Of Water

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Last Chapter left off with Odis and Yerowslii being taken captive by Pirates while chasing Ula! (Note, Ulsa has been changed to Ula.) Hope you enjoy this chapter as Odis faces a lot of water…

– Odis And A Lot Of Water –

 

Shackles jingling and jangling were not the most friendly of things to wake up to. They were so annoying, the way they clinked and clanged. And they were cold, always cold. No matter how long your hot skin pressed against them, shackles always remained cold. But the worst was probably the smell. That salty corroding rust—and just knowing that that is what your skin was being pressed against.

Shackles were awful. Good thing they weren’t on Yerowslii. But poor Odis. Well, Yerowslii didn’t feel too bad for him. The Keeper was stuck in his own little prison to be fair. The couch he had was hardly cushioned.

Okay so it wasn’t fair.

He was a wizard and Odis wasn’t, and they only had one cell that could hold a magic wielder (not that it could hold Yerowslii, he already did a subtle test on it’s structural integrity and it was pretty shabby) which happened to be the nicer of the prisons.

Odis popped up an eyelid and Yerowslii took a bit of the apple a ship hand—literally just a hand, probably belonged to someone—dropped off nearly twenty minutes ago.

“Morning mate,” Yerowslii said, the juice of the apple rich in taste compared to the stale air.

Odis jolted forward but was held back by the chains. “Where are we?” He rubbed his eyes and did facial moments that made him appear more ape is than whatever he was. His eyes widened and closed and widened again while blinking as though mist was spraying at him before he finally looked at Yerowslii again and said, “Yerowslii, where are we?”

“The middle of the ocean.”

“What?” Odis gasped.

“On a pirate ship.”

Odis flailed to his side, chains still restraining him. His hands around his side and a hand pressed against that molding pirate ship wood he tried again, “What?”

“It’s a vessel that sails across open waters.” Yerowslii crossed his legs and took another bite of the green apple.

“I know what a Pirate ship is.” Odis looked around and then back at the keeper. “Why are we on one though? Why don’t you get us out of here?” He leaned in closer and almost whispered, “Are you stuck? Can you not break out of that cell.”

Yerowslii howled out a jolly laugh. “Oh goodness no I could be out of here in a matter of seconds.”

Odis raised his brows with a forward head notion as if to say, “Okay so do it.”

“My dear Odis.” Certainly it felt good to be the one with the plan again. “As much as I’m apposed to half cared for tapestry and the reek of mildew, I need these pirates as much as they….well, no they don’t really need me.” He took another bite. “But I need them to think they do.”

“And why’s that?”

“Because they are taking us right to Ula. They’re hot on his trail.”

Odis’s eyes widened and he let out a brief, “Oh” before settling back on his elbows. “So what’s the plan?”

Yerowslii grinned. Perhaps Odis wasn’t so bad.

“No talking!” A menacing pirate with half a face, also again, literally half a face, shouted below deck.

“I do apologize. We were just chatting about how we’re looking forward to being sold for scraps. It’s going to be so exciting,” Yerowslii shouted back up and chucked the apple to his side, it flying through the cell bars and colliding with the ship haul. “Oh and how there’s a hole in the ship.” Yerowslii snapped his fingers and the apple exploded.

Water gushed through the now holed haul as the shipmate shouted out, “WHAT?”

“Yeah waters really going everywhere,” Yerowslii shouted back and switched his tone back to the sarcastic pirate he always wanted to b, “And me poor mate ere’s gonna drown ya hear me?”

Shouts and rabble filled the upper decks while water flooded the floor of the cellar. Orders were barked out before dozens of crew burst into the basement, empty buckets in hand.

“You’re gonna need a lot more than that…” Yerowslii said, legs still crossed as the water fall of ocean blasted into the ship.

“Yerowslii,” Odis aggressively whispered, rolling back and forth in the water that was now covering his knees.

“Stand up,” Yerowslii mumbled back.

The harsh whisper of, “I can’t” had Yerowslii getting a little nervous.

“You might want to hurry that up,” he said louder, trying not to sound worried. “Ya need to patch the whole,” he shouted over his shoulder.

“Quite wizard! Or we’ll let ye both drown down here.”

“I’m just saying, you don’t have enough buckets to keep the ocean from coming in.”

The water line was now at Odis’s neck.

“Free me and I’ll patch it with my magic,” Yerowslii through the offer out there but was shout down immediately. “Well then good luck mates.” He leaned back against the shoddy cushion and closed his eyes, popping one open to watch Odis, who took a gulp of air while he could.

“I mean…” Yerowslii spoke again, “It wouldn’t be too difficult for me.”

Pirates tossed bucket after bucket above the haul trying desperately to stop the ship from sinking while attempting to board up the whole with whatever they could find. But it was a pretty big explosion, one that would take some time to patch.

“Aaaaannnd we’re sinking.” And Yerowslii wasn’t bluffing, the ship was literally going under.

His cell door opened, keys dangling from dirt covered fingers as the low voice of the long black bearded captain snarled, “Okay, Wizard. Show us what you’ve got.”

“I’m gonna need my staff,” Yerowslii said with one raised brow.

“I’m not stupid.” The pirate Captain pinned him with a stare. Yerowslii glared back. The captain narrowed his brow. Yerowslii slightly cocked his head. The captain didn’t waver as the ship continued to sink.

Yerowslii grinned. “Pirate till your last breath.” The keeper stood up and pulled Odis, who was not completely covered in water, above the surface first. With one point of his fingers the chains snapped and the dingo was free.

“Breath. Breath,” Yerowslii coxed as Odis coughed up water. “Everything is gonna be alright.”

“What—” Odis gagged on more water. “What took you so long?”

“A time and place,” Yerowslii grinned and he could have swore Odis would have punched him had he not dropped him into the arms of the pirate behind them.

“Wizard let’s go!” The captain shouted.

The ship took a dive as water now rolled over the deck.

 

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The 15 Books That Were The Highlight of 2015 For Me

Maas dominates this list and will probably be dominating mine as well! What were some of your guys favorite books of 2015?

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Greetings bookworms! Today is Tuesday, and while I usually do a Top Ten Tuesday or a Teaser Tuesday post, since it is the end of the year, I am moving away from my usual schedule. Because you know what? Why the heck not?
So instead, today I will be sharing with you the 15 books that made my 2015 the best reading year ever. And hands down, this year has been the absolute best reading year I’ve had in a long time! 

Also, quick note, I just got my ATAR results back from my exams and ended up with a 89.35! It’s the most amazing news and I am so hyped and excited because it’s over and above what I needed to get into my course for university. WOO HOO! LET’S CELEBRATE! 


(This list is in no particular order)

1. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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New Book Syndrome

Maybe you’ve experianced it. Maybe you have it? I know I do.

Ever get a new book, and while your dead smack in the midst, or beginning or end or whatever–while you’re already reading another book, YOU PICK UP THE NEW BOOK BECAUSE A PACKAGE CAME IN THE MAIL AND YOU JUST CAN’T HELP YOURSELF.

And then there you go, 20 pages deep in another book while you’re already reading 1 or 2 or 3 or 32 others.

If this is you, then you have New Book Syndrome.

You can’t help it. The book just looks so shiny and it’s there, in your hands, and you can’t like not read it. That’s practically like just not breathing.

 

But you’re not alone, and there are ways to work with NBS.

1. Just Hold The Book, and read the back.

It’s there, in your hands. And you control that book, it doesn’t control you. (Not yet at least, it may make you cry 100 pages in and there’s just nothing you can do about that.)

2. Show extra love to the first.

That new book wants all your attention, but you already have something, and you need to show it the proper attention before you divide yourself too much. There’s nothing wrong with reading more than one book at a time, but no book likes to be picked up, read for 20 pages, and set back down on some surface. Show it the proper time, when it’s ITS time.

 

3. Make Time for Your Books

Books aren’t gonna read themselves, we know this. So set some time out in your day to your book time. Maybe it’s midnight, maybe it’s breakfast, I don’t know, but try to set a time and stick to it. Doing this will guarantee that you make it through books! (I need to do this myself I know it’s tough.)


 

Hope you enjoyed this Travelers! Do you have NBS? Do you have any ideas of how to overcome it?

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books We Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under Our Tree This Year

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Hello Travelers! The year is coming to a close and Christmas is right around the corner! Hopefully you have all your shopping, planning and baked goods ready to go so this Christmas you can sit back and rest! This weeks TOP TEN TUESDAY is: 

Books We Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under Our Tree This Year

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog hosted by Broke and the Bookish*

I love this idea, because who doesn’t love slipping one last letter in Santa’s mailbox. Without further or due…

 

 

10. My True Love Gave to Me by Rainbow Rowell

It’s the Christmas season, gotta have a good story to sit by the fire and read!

 

 

9. Another book by Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park

I’ve heard so much about this author that I’d like to check out some of her more popular stuff.

 

 

8. The Martian by Andy Weir

I’ve seen the movie, and that was freaking awesome! And the story of how this book came about is inspiring so I’d love to crack it open!

 

 

7. Shatter Me by Tehereh Mafi ‎

Don’t even know what it’s about, but people I trust love the series!

 

 

 

6. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is on the rise to be my faviorte author of 2016 I think. And this book’s currently being made into a movie too! (Trailer on main site)

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5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Yet again, I’ve missed the craze but I’m still gonna try to read it!

 

 

 

4. The Harry Potter Box Set (We know who it’s by)

This would be an awesome gift to find, mostly because I haven’t read any of them. (And I’ve only seen the first two when I was younger!)

 

 

3. The Rest of Us Just Live Here, another book by Patrick Ness

Just read the bio, my goodness…

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WHAT IF YOU AREN’T THE CHOSEN ONE? THE ONE WHO’S SUPPOSED TO FIGHT THE ZOMBIES, OR THE SOUL-EATING GHOSTS, OR WHATEVER THE HECK THIS NEW THING IS, WITH THE BLUE LIGHTS AND THE DEATH? WHAT IF YOU’RE LIKE MIKEY? WHO JUST WANTS TO GRADUATE AND GO TO PROM AND MAYBE FINALLY WORK UP THE COURAGE TO ASK HENNA OUT BEFORE SOMEONE GOES AND BLOWS UP THE HIGH SCHOOL. AGAIN. BECAUSE SOMETIMES THERE ARE PROBLEMS BIGGER THAN THIS WEEK’S END OF THE WORLD, AND SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND THE EXTRAORDINARY IN YOUR ORDINARY LIFE. EVEN IF YOUR BEST FRIEND IS WORSHIPPED BY MOUNTAIN LIONS.

 

 

2. Queen of Shadows by the one and only Sarah J. Maas

If you’ve read my blogs before, you’ll know I adore her work. I can’t wait to finish Heir of Fire and start Queen of Shadows while at the same time I’m not ready to wait for the next book.

 

 

1. Something You’ve Written, by You. 

Dumb, I know. But in all honesty, I’d love to read some stuff by other writer I know (or don’t know.) As a writer, it’s cool to read others work and collaborate and encourage and just talk about the craft. So, if you’re a writer, (or a blogger or whatever it don’t matter) then this is for you!

 


Hope you’ve got some good ideas, (hint hint, mom and dad. Sorry it’s a little late.) And I hope everyone has a great Christmas! What would you love for Santa to hide under your tree this year?

STARWARS COMES OUT TONIGHT!!!!

I CAN NOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!! I am such a big Starwars fan! When I was younger, my fiends and I would get all of our lightsabers and have massive lightsaber duels late at night outside and it was some of the most fun I’ve ever had.

Me and my step brother even made a starwars board game when we were younger, and we still play it to this day sometimes!

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Starwars has been apart of my life since I was a wee lad and the fact that the new one is coming ou-A NEW ONE IS COMING OUT, tonight, AND, it’s directed by J.J. ABRAMS AND IT’S FUNDED BY DISNEY IT’S GONNA BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

With that, I have some Starwars based questions:

 

  • Favorite Jedi?
  • What would your lightsaber color be?
  • Sith or Jedi?
  • What ship would you choose?

 

Thanks for stoping by Travelers! Will you be seeing the new STARWARS movie????


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