Pearl Prequel



It was a dark and stormy night ... no thatís not it. It
was a beautiful sunny day ... not it either. Could it be uhh... On
that rainy day when the sea would not quit, the sky growled
and men shuttered in their huts. Thatís it !! Well now that I seem
to temporarily regained my memory Ill tell you the story of that
horrible season of the oyster conference. Whatís that you donít
know what the oyster conference is! You see it is a time when
the oysters of the world gather together in their respective
clans and decide who shall carry the pearl of power. These
pearls are no ordinary pearls. They were not made by an oyster
but were forged by the pillar. This pillar was the giver of power
before the pestilence of man arrived. Now the pillar does not
exist due to the carelessness of man. To keep order among the
oysters they gathered all the pearls forged by the pillar and
cursed them so that if man found one in the leader oyster it
would destroy the finder and find its way back to the sea.

This conference I told you about is a great as well as
horrible experience for all the oysters. Triumph and defeat lurks
around all corners. The contending oysters must run the test and
those standing at the end must do it again until one oyster
stands. This was the first time in history that more than three tests
had to be run. It came down to Chuck the clan favorite and
Tinagel the outcast. Finally with a little cheating and a lot of
dishonesty Chuck took the pearl to gain its power till the
coming year when he would relinquish control of the pearl.
Tintagel knew this fact but was jealous and devised a plan to
steal the pearl by poisoning Chuck. The next few days Tintagel
spent carefully gathering all the equipment and materials heíd
need to complete his plan. Then after his materials were
gathered he mixed and organized them in perfect blend. He
had them delivered to Chuck and unknowingly took the poison.
There was but a single fact overlooked by Tintagel and that
was the power of the pearl. Instead of killing Chuck it made him
diseased and mentally insane. He starts to disconnect himself
from reality. Oysters begin to fear him. Perturbed by what he
has done Tintagel leaves the colony which means certain
death and is never heard from again. Meanwhile back at the
farm maís killin off da injuns OOPS there I go again just a sec.
KAY.... back to our regularly scheduled story. Chuck ends up all
alone. By the end of his life no goes near him and no one will
until his year is up. Whatís that another man to pick us up an
mutilate us oysters. We never did a thing to you before. Why.
The clan of oysters gather in their hiding spots but Chuck is just
sitting there. The clan tries to war him but its too late and a few
minutes later his sorry carcass is discarded back to the sea. The
PEARL is missing. The clan soon is discomforted by this
knowledge and wonder if the curse is true. Fast Forward to the
end of the Pearl by that boring guy who people think is great
because a few over-educated chuckle heads say so(john
stienbeck). The oysters are still wondering about how to get the
pearl back when Poof there it is in their midst. No one asks any
questions and the pearl is kept buried until Chucks term is
finished and his successor is found. Okay so it wasnít much of a
story but hey this is just a start. I got no moral or even a thrill out
of writing it but hey it was defiantly a writing experience not to
be missed. It taught me to stick with it even if you didnít want to
do the project in any remote way. I hope you found my writing
style to your liking and subscribe for future installments of
prequels to boring books.

Category: English