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"The Glowing Receptacles of Time"

Short story By: Spyguy
Romance




I feel the "Glowing Receptacles of Time" calling me, you & all of the authors of the world, to my home-page... Here appears the unique story explained for the first time in the annuls of humanity by the obscure author-man, known only as "The Spy Guy". (An enigma of a human being), this "Spy Guy" has here published the all but forgotten tale of Romance entitled; "The Glowing Receptacles of Time"... Alert yourself, they await discovery within pages of your own mind... Your future awaits your discovery, all of you, sweet Governesses of Time & space that you are... A darkness descends quickly upon "The Day that Time Forgot" unless you accept, of your very own accord, the personal challenge of the ultimate read...


Submitted:Jun 25, 2014    Reads: 56    Comments: 11    Likes: 6   


Receptacles:

In ancient Atlantis, on a crystal clear mid-summer's night, a discovery is made, a romance consummated, a much sought-after break-through has been achieved, and a sleeping world is irrevocably changed...

The beginning of the end occurs...

Though the populous will never know what caused their perfect society to ultimately become "The Lost City of Atlantis" to all of the future cultures of the world. (A world still standing in awe & wonder of a culture which they just didn't & don't understand.) A culture which, for all generations of time will continually be a source of wonder... Of intrigue... Of awe... For what DID cause the final fall & disappearance of that "Great cultural kaleidoscope" that embodied Atlantis? This tale is but a sliver of the powerfully gripping story, it is but a compendium of the final events of just a few summer nights, and the final love story of an entire race:

"V'rolcakim'jn please let me just work on them for another hour and 1/2...", began Greosefphon, as he walked out into the shimmering glow of that early summer night's stars with the love of his life. It was early evening, only 5:30 pm, yet she knew how long he took when he got wrapped up in his work. "...You don't understand, this is going to be the biggest discovery that the world has ever known. I KNOW that the receptacles have been taking up much more of my time than you want them to, but I swear to you my love, that one day, the whole world will stop what they are doing & want to have a chance to feel of the power of what we today are embarking upon... You & I my dear... Please believe me my beloved; I NEED your support... I NEED your blessing... AND I NEED YOUR LOVE..." He said emphatically, using those penetrating eyes that she had fallen in love with so long hence... "I guess I can be a little more patient with you, you big 'Science-hound', but don't keep me waiting for too long, or I won't let you hold my hand at the 'Living Gardens' tonight..." She said it with that glorious smile that made his insides melt & inspired his mind, endowing him with all of his reasons for his desiring success in the first place... "I WILL be successful..." he vowed to himself as he blew her a kiss, blushed, then ran back to his lab, whistling a sweet tune to his beloved along the way...

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A scientist of little renown, yet raised & mentored by the greatest scientific minds the world had ever known; Greosefphon Jack Xymvabt Wadkliquez; "Jack" to most people who weren't close to him or his family. (His parents had thought long on what his name was going to be, since they wanted to have him be a representative of all cultures & languages by including every letter of the known alphabet in his name; A Pangram, one of the few in all the known world...) Mild mannered, smart, and humble, yet self-confident, & brilliant, he was never-the-less, handsome, in his own way. Even though he'd just turned 19, young as he was, he was driven with a incessant passion to be successful in the completion of his self-appointed task. (An inigma to the world for much of his life, he had very few close friends, it was because of the graduation of one of these, Robert Christopher, that he had seen and met V'rolcakim'jn...) He had taken this task upon himself at the age of four years old, at the time his mentor had challenged him, & at that time, he had cemented his future... By arguing with the youth, claiming that what he was about to do was in fact & in deed, impossible, the wise old mentor & scientist had judiciously used an old ploy, one he had perfected long ago, one he had learned to challenge, inspire, & to motivate, when used with the right kind of individual, to excell beyond any & all expectations, beyond normal humanity, beyond one's own possible belief of accomplishment even, to attain impossiblity...

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He pondered upon the statistical probability of their two names as he finished his work... Two sets of parents, unbeknownst to each other, both naming their children with a pangram... It just didn't happen... Most people didn't think that way. He had been completely dumbfounded on that day, when he'd heard the "Teacher" read her name out loud from off the list of the graduating class... V'rolcakim'jn Stwxyz Qughdebpf, (Or simply, "Sticks" as most of the children called her, "Stwxyz" as she was most commonly called, or "Kim'j", as her mom & dad called her), was an astounding treasure. He'd gone to look at the spelling just to verify the impossibility his mind had told him was the truth. She was also most lovely of all of the young women in Atlantis.

Blessed with all; She had grace, beauty, poise, self-confidence... Accompanied by royalty in her blood-lines, complete majesty in the step of her bearing, nobleness and sensuality in her budding figure, (The details of which he was scared to contemplate, in fear he'd be completely undone by it), & somehow liked him, which was amazing as well... The best part? She had, (At least to his heart & mind), a powerful presence which she exuded, an absolute divinity with the slightest twitch of her alluring smile...

Since he had only recently become aware of her existence, she'd only taken up approximately 3/4 of his thoughts & had only become the living, breathing, symbol of, & catalyst for, the completion of his life-long goal of capturing the essence of all that is "Worthy". A way for people to become what they aren't... All that she is, he was capturing into his newly perfected & so highly secretive; "Receptacles of Time" as he had lovingly begun to call them... The other 1/4 of his time was occupied by thoughts of how the "Storage" would be maintained. How it could be multiplied, & appropriately distributed by himself as City Administrator, after the people learned of his magnanimous gift to the betterment of mankind... He would perfect Atlantis first, then the world... Forever...

He knew that it had been fate that had touched the minds of both of their sets of parents, to utilize all of the letters that way in their names... It was a fate, set in the stars, defined in Heaven before the world was found, he was sure it was "Destiny vivified". He absolutely knew that... Knew it with just as much certainly as he knew he would be successful in accomplishing his dream, especially now that he had found a living, breathing example of human perfection... Angelic vision of Heaven-sent perfection that she was, she existed for his purposes, as a life-essence donor of "Heavenly Divinity"... A gift from God... His perfect soul-mate, a source from whom he could extract the DNA strands of mankind's greatest attributes... Over time, of course, in both love & with the utmost of kindness...

So it was, so sure was he in the knowledge that she had been sent as his own Angel; As his "Completeness" that he almost forgot to realize that she didn't quite know that yet... Tonight he would tell her...

For her own part, she did love him with all of her heart, but she felt "Left-out" sometimes, she felt that his "Experiments" took priority to everything... (And truthfully, sometimes they did.) She often felt neglected, just as she was feeling this night, & it was sometimes straining on their engagement... He realized this, of course, but felt she would understand... At least until he could achieve an example sufficiently potent to serve as proof of his success... For the moment, he had to make do with just small samples.. At least he could get some, he was using her hair strands from the hairbrush, & he thought, that had been a creative idea... (She thought he was just being kind & considerate of her when he had regularly pulled all of those strands of hair out of the brush that she so often had fought to keep clean prior to knowing him.) It was an ideal solution he thought. She needed to utilize the brush often to keep the thigh length "Mop of hair" as she called it, in check & manageable, he needed her DNA... So perfect... He used those hairs as his test materials. Those hairs were working perfectly, & yet he still hadn't quite been able to perfect the multiplication of the cells within them to provide the base quantity of raw material that, eventually he would need. Of course he was mentally still at a loss of more ways to obtain additional quantities of her bodily refuse which to him was Gold... Their upcoming marriage would fix that little difficulty forever, he thought, & in a very equitable, & also very profitable way for them both... Other people all had to pay to get rid of their waste, yet any item containing DNA from his Angelic "Vero", (As he alone called her), would become, (When properly mixed), more valuable to the world, than anyone could ever possibly even contemplate... Since it had, contained within it, her "Essence", & since he could now isolate and instill that in others, THAT would be more valuable than a whole cart-load of Platinum or Diamonds... (Good thing nobody but him, & soon her, knew that.)

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On the shelf whereupon sat "The Glowing Receptacles of Time", were the following words engraved for all to see: I wish to give credit to Emily Gems, for these descriptions giving the world better understanding of the colors of my Receptacles; Her descriptions are lovely, & helped me paint a masterpiece of words to increase the meaningfulness of these colors to all of the world...

Orange a power color, one of the healing colors; said to increase the craving for food... Orange also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere. Lady luck's color is orange; The wise mentor of my youth told me that if a change of any kind was needed in life, I just had to believe, then burn an orange candle for 7 nights... Into this Receptacle I place those attributes of humanity that heal & represent power in character...

Blue the coolest color - color of the sky, ocean, sleep, twilight. Egyptians now use lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Blue in our culture symbolizes the future Virgin Mary, she who will, at a predetermined time on God's calendar, bear forth the future "Son of God". A pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. Blue is often the chosen color of conservative people, a calming color, it's a wonderful color to use in homes, especially for reassuring babies. Blue is so soothing that is a good choice for sleep-wear. Dark blue is the color of truth and moderation. We give blue iris flowers to attest our friendship is very important to the giver. Wednesday's color is blue. Gemstones to wear to feel calm are the Blue Sapphire and also Topaz. Lapis lazuli and Azurite are said to heighten psychic powers, though we don't dabble into the powers of darkness in Atlantis. Turquoise is very symbolic of youth, both the color as well as the gemstone, & it's also the color of communication. It contains the growth quality of green mixed with the blue, & has long been used within amulets to provide protection, health, confidence and strength. Aqua is the color of high ideals. I mix all of these colors then, into the second Receptacle to combine within it, all of these qualities and many more together... This will serve to provide excellent properties for effectiveness in speech, self-image, & much more...

Purple, the color of good judgment, is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It's said that if you surround yourself with purple you'll have peace of mind. A good color to use in meditation, it's been used to symbolize magic and mystery... Royalty... Being the combination of red and blue, both the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most of the children love purple. It's the color most favored by artists. Thursday's color is purple. Violet is the color of purpose. It's most associated with the Crown Chakra - a linking of the individual & the universal for Energy. Since it mixes Red, (A focusing, dynamic, & active energy color), & Blue; (Cooling, calming and expansive energy), Violet brings this new dynamic to blue's expansion and red's activity... Red bringing practicality to some of the undirected expansiveness of blue, more creativity and energy can emerge & expand for imagination and inspiration. The red in Violet brings a grounding. Indigo, a darker color of Purple, & the color of a deep midnight sky, can have a negative effect when it's used improperly, or when one is depressed, it will deepen the mood. Indigo symbolizes mystical borders of wisdom, self-mastery and spiritual realization. Indigo turns the blue inward, to increase personal thought, obtain profound insights, and increase instant understandings. While blue can be fast, Indigo is almost instantaneous. Inventors use indigo skills for inspirations that seem to 'Come out of the blue'... These then, together with strands of my boloved's DNA, I mix lovingly into the last Receptical to forge the final attributes of perfected humanity, once mixed judiciously the contents now have the capacity to bring our city Eternal fame & fortune.

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"V'rolcakim'jn, can you see now after looking at the Receptacles, & hearing of their future use & benign purpose for mankind, why I have spent so much time on them? After hearing of the change in 'Coscoht the Homeless & Lazy', how he's now begun an ambitious work project, do you understand the power of how they can help us change the world? And you & I will then be sitting on top of all that change, as well as in control..." Asked & stated Greosefphon, as they stood in his lab after the lovely summer stroll they had taken through the 'Living Gardens'... Greosefphon was holding her hand again & staring with all of the intensity of his soul into the eyes of his beloved, trying with all of the anxiousness of his soul to will her to better understand the purposes of all his life's endeavors, as well as the focus of so much of his attention... "Next to having you in my life, these three Receptacles are the most important thing on the planet, they are the gift of the entirety of the intelligence that God has given me, & the culmination of my life's work... You are the only human being that I trust to know of their existence & the only person who will ever see them besides me, & I need to know that you'll stand beside me & help me keep them safe if we are ever to join our lives together in forever matrimony & become the one ruling family in Atlantis... My love, with this power I have become, with you at my side, the ultimate determiner of the future for all the Nations of the Earth... We've reached perfection."

For what seemed like an eternity she stared at him... Searching his eyes for sincerity, searching her heart for the truth of her feelings, searching her mind for a proper way to respond, and finally, also searching the heavens for help with the need she felt to explain to him the truth she had found in all of those other searches... Then the world was suddenly sucked in, like matter to a Dark Hole, to a singular precise moment when his eyes read the inevitable truths she'd discovered in her search... Hidden so well from both of them, masked by her love of him, as well as hope mixed with faith... That unchangeable fabric of the truth... The inevitability of the unchangeable, of what she now felt within, & the aching dawning truth of his dismal failure to fulfill her life purposes. Expectancies of her needed reality clashing rebelliously with an ultimate vision of his own now unattainable dream... Uselessness, pain, frustration... Never before or since, have two people understood so fully, yet also, never will a world come to understand the deep & ultimate level of passion to which this hopeful lover went to formulate & create the Ultimate Atlantis...

Greosefphon's Atlantis Utopia... An unrealized, unattainable dream

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The billboard overlooking the Ancient Atlantis Display read;

"Never have I ever wanted more for you;

Heaven sent you to me and my love is true...

What I do now Dear, I do for us both;

Proving my love, I do hereby betroth...

Whomever mixes properly the essences of time;

Will find in these Receptacles perfection of Divine...

Secrets of discovery are known to but a few;

Learn to understand them & they may just come to you...

In hands that are ignorant disaster will follow;

Changing of a character, Essence you must swallow...

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This story continues in the mind of it's creator...

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There is in this world, a void... A great chasm existing between those who desire to have the words they think & commit to paper, be touching & of value to the world, & those who paint a mental picture utilizing vocabulary to grant a reader wings with which to fly off of the page & into the limitless universe within ones mind...

You my sweet friends, if you understand what I offer, have figured out how to bridge that chasm, & by so doing, have joined the ranks of the amazing, the few & the great authors who help us all to fly... I'm honored to be a friend, & if possible, at times maybe a mentor to those who would accept the challenge to challenge...

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Penned by Beth, my new daughter;

"Hope now resides both within you and me;

It's what keeps us going, what sets us free..."

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