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September 8, 2021|Sea of Lies

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After the War of the Thousand Suns, humans were sent to the dinosaur oasis, called Earth. A place that succumbed to the war, and is surrounded by a great wall of ice. There, humans will pay their sentence for trying to conquer the universe.

All other species agreed to lock up humans, make them forget everything about the technology they created, and force them to change their nature. However, twelve thousand years have passed and humans continue in their endless quest for power.

Humans rediscovered the secrets of creation; continuing their lack of understanding for an existence with enough. Thus, as in generations past, Novarius━the Universal Consul━decided that it was too dangerous to let humans follow their path. That day a new reboot of knowledge began for humanity.

In a desperate attempt, the members of Novarius met to find a solution to the ongoing human situation.

“We should exterminate them,” Shetog said.

“It has been done by our ancestors,” Zerto said. “You know it’s impossible.”

“Damn things,” Merthy said, clenching his fist.

“It amazes me how easy it is for them to find an unlimited source of energy,” Shetog said. “Always doing it in a slightly different way.”

“Their intelligence is unmatched,” Merthy said. “We’re going to have to leave only two of them alive.”

“I’m tired of this cycle,” Zerto said.

“Aren’t we all,” Shetog said. “I don’t see any other solution. Many of them are suspicious of the theories we have implanted in their society.”

“Before long they will begin to explore the universe beyond the wall of ice that encloses them,” Merthy said.

“We have to stop them,” Zerto said. “We all know what happens if they are left uncontrolled for a second cycle.”

“A little more than one hundred years for Aquarius to begin,” Merthy said.

“It’s sad that we have to make this decision,” Shetog said. “We have to destroy the knowledge that humans have developed.”

Humans believed that the universe existed beyond the heavens, when the blue-blooded invaders reached the great ice wall that surrounds the Earth.

The captain was about to turn away from the icy waters of the Eighth Sea when he saw the blue-skinned men approaching the shores of the great ice wall.

“Captain…” Jostas said.

“I see them,” Ivan Three Eyes said, holding his spyglass telescope.

“Are they coming for us?” Jostas asked.

“Don’t worry,” said the captain, then grabbed one of the blue metal bars in his bag. They must want their treasure back.

Ivan, the captain of the Land Lover, pulled out the bar and prepared to throw it at the blue-skinned beings that appeared on the edge of the great wall of ice. To his surprise, Ivan felt the weight and thickness of the bar slightly shift in his hand. What is this? he wondered, turning to notice that he had a javelin in his hand. Impossible.

The captain thought of a sword and the javelin transformed into a broad-bladed sword. Ivan couldn’t believe what was happening.

“What was that?” Jostas asked, surprised.

“It’s nothing,” Ivan said, transforming the sword into a small dagger and putting it in his bag. “Take us to Sapphire island. I’ll be in my cabin.”

Jostas raised an eyebrow. “Fine.”

Immediately, Ivan went to his cabin. He closed the door and pulled out the two blue metal bars to uncover their secrets. He transformed them into swords, then struck a wooden column with one of them. The impact made his arm jerk before the force threw him to the ground. Ivan hit his head when he fell and was knocked unconscious.

A few hours later. After the Land Lover rached Sapphire island. After the entire crew of the ship got off to enjoy the mainland. Ivan regained consciousness.

The pain in his body was inexplicable. The two metal bars were on the ground. He finally got up, grabbed the bars and shoved them into his bag. Then, he went out to find the empty Land Lover docked.

Ivan quickly noticed that night was approaching and that the torches on Sapphire island were already lit. How long was I out? he thought, holding his head.

Ivan left the ship and went straight to the tavern. He was sure to find his crew; just as he imagined, most of them were drinking.

“Captain,” Apolinios said. “We have been informed of missing ships.”

“Those blue-skinned beings must be behind this,” said Joatas.

Ivan remembered the force of the explosion caused by one of the bars stolen from the blue-skinned beings. “It must be a coincidence.”

Ivan sat on a chair next to Sherina, just before Jostas arrived with a mug of beer for him.

“It’s too much of a coincidence,” Grimoul said.

“You shouldn’t have stolen those things,” Tledine said.

“What do you know about that?” asked the captain, and took a drink of beer.

“There are rumors,” said Apolinios. “Some pirates have been attacked by blue metal ships.”

Ships, thought the captain.

“Those beings are looking for the bars,” Tledine said, pointing at the captain.

“No one asked your opinion, Tledine,” said the captain. “Anyway, we appreciate your services guiding us in the snow. Now we have a private matter to discuss. It has been a pleasure working with you.”

Tledine fell silent, trying to understand the magnitude of the message. Then he took his mug and got up from the table. “It has been my pleasure working for you, Captain.”

“Get out of here,” Grimoul said, dismissing Tledine’s with her arm.

“We have to find out what is going on before making a decision,” said the captain. “For now, we should toast to a successful mission.”

The pirates toasted and drank, forgetting the troubles of an unforeseen future. Until another member of Ivan’s crew entered the tavern.

“Captain,” Jezebeth said. “There is a blue metal ship approaching Jones’.”

Ivan got up and slowly looked at everyone who was with him at the table. “Walk in order behind me.”

The pirates followed Ivan, while he chatted with Jezebeth. “I thought these ships were a myth,” said the captain.

“They are about to intercept Jones’ ship,” Jezebeth said.

Ivan reached into his bag for the spyglass.

“That way, captain,” Jezebeth said, once they reached the highest point of the island.

Ivan brought the telescope to his eye and was surprised. He pushed it away to look at the artifact, it was one of the blue metal bars. The captain noticed how much it resembled his spyglass and looked through it again.

The image was incredible. Ivan could see perfectly what was happening.

The ship of the blue-skinned beings was rapidly approaching Jonas’ ship. Its speed was inexplicable. Ivan couldn’t believe his eyes. The ship was blue; just like the metal bar that became a telescope.

Finally, the blue metal ship reached Jonas’ and without warning opened fire. Cannonballs destroyed the hull and gunport in seconds. Leaving the pirates shipwrecked. Not before Jonas shot one of the blue-skinned beings.

“We have to help them,” Apolinios said.

“Send rescue boats,” said the captain. “We can’t risk sailing the Land Lover until we know the blue-blooded beings are gone. Prepare the island defenses. This is going to be a long night.”


Sebastian Iturralde

I am a fiction blogger and lover of literature, art, and all things creative. As a citizen of this beautiful planet, I am constantly inspired by the natural world around me.


  • September 8, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Fantastic story and plot, I really enjoyed reading this.Well done!

    • September 10, 2021 at 9:47 pm

      Total agreement

  • September 8, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Maybe a little reset from time to time is what happens to us but we certainly could do with learning a bit more. Great story!

  • September 8, 2021 at 8:21 am

    We all now how the blue skinned beings melted the wall of ice.

  • K. Gersch
    September 8, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Fantastic concept and layout. A bit confusing at first, but drew me in!

  • September 8, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Wow! fantastic piece you got there

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  • September 8, 2021 at 10:27 am

    I’m finding the common theme in your stories quite curious – in some stories – someone’s always losing consciousness and waking up way late and says so Everytime – I must have been out for longer than I thought – Ive opted out of detective work so it’ll remain a mystery – but coolbeans dude – also – I was quite flattered that you used Aslan from Narnia as a character in your story – I take it you enjoy the Narnia Chronicles? Great books and cartoon – hope all your dreams come true homeslice – enjoy your day

  • September 8, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Good story. Gosh, I hope we don’t need to be exterminated. Perhaps there is hope for us yet.

  • September 8, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    My curiosity is asking for more.

    However, I would have liked some sort of scene break between between the Novarius and the events on the ship to make the transition better. Just an extra blank line or two would have helped.

  • September 8, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    I was hoping for a Blue Sails reference here, and you delivered. Bravisimo and thank you!

  • Elizabeth Evans
    September 8, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    A good read! I love how you identify your characters- their names align with the texture of the story to make them come alive! What happens next? Inquiring minds want to know😊

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  • September 9, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Quite a story, leading us through many twists and turns, the unexplained, the mysterious and the magical. Depends where one stands, the extermination idea makes a lot of sense!

  • September 9, 2021 at 5:57 am

    What creative sci-fi!
    In a desperate attempt, the members of Novarius met to find a solution to the ongoing human situation.
    A problem indeed!

  • September 9, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Great story

  • September 9, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Very entertaining story that captivated and drew me in. πŸ™‚

  • September 9, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Well done remastered the existence opened up new possibilities The reality of the life cycle good plot indeed

  • September 10, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Great info,
    Thanks for sharing…

  • September 10, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog!
    I am now following you and am very interested in your fiction!!
    Thanks so much for checking out my blog…there will be more coming!

  • September 12, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Write more please πŸ™‚ .

  • September 12, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Good beginning story. When naming your characters, particularly for this story, go to the Bible. Don’t forget Gene Rodenberry used Bible stories as basis for the TV version of Star Trek. We loved the stories but could not tell why unless you had biblical knowledge. Look where this got his Trek took him as a writer. We are all part of this Western paradigm.

  • September 12, 2021 at 6:47 am

    Hello! Can I ask how you edit your first letter “A” like that? Do I need to pay?

  • September 12, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you for the adventure

  • September 12, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    This is another facsinating story. Like other stories of yours that I have read, there is enough groundwork here that you could easily it to a novel if you wanted.

  • September 13, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Hey great story Sebastian – it left me wanting to know more, what is going to happen next and will they retrieve there blue bars?

  • erika nesto
    September 13, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Just wanted to thank you for the like on my new website today, fellow writer! The deed surely did not go unnoticed by me!

  • September 15, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Great! πŸ‘

  • September 18, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Sebastian is one of the best content creators out there …truth knocking

  • Dino Expert
    September 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm



  • September 19, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Thanks for sharing your amazing sci-fi stories were lucky because we get it for free I like also the quality of your piece. Just I expected its getting intense. Thanks also for visiting my blog and likes. thanks bro!.

  • September 19, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Great info, Thanks for visiting my blog

  • September 19, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    lol sci-fi stuff but still the pirates drink heavily … some things never change πŸ™‚

  • September 20, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Nicely done again my friend, I really enjoyed this one and definitely was wanting for more. πŸ™‚

  • George
    September 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Very cool, Sebastian! I liked it a lot and am watching for the next chapter. Bickering Critic

  • Dino Expert
    September 20, 2021 at 7:34 pm


  • Dino Expert
    September 20, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Did you forrr give me

  • September 21, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks for liking my work, looks like you have quite a fantastical enterprise here!

  • Larry
    September 24, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Had to jump over the names, but then slid into a very interesting plot line. Short stories like this always excite the mind. Great work. Maybe a trilogy?

  • Dino Expert
    September 24, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    I’m begging you to forgive me please

  • September 28, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Great one

  • September 29, 2021 at 3:21 am

    Nice story

  • October 4, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Nice ending πŸ˜‰

  • October 7, 2021 at 3:15 am

    I firmly believe that there is no such thing as a coincidence. It’s probably quantum entanglement, or something.

  • October 7, 2021 at 3:50 am

    Blue skinned beings ship metal vestibule, hang forgotten human science behind the shed. Low key alien spooks climb a ladder.

  • October 10, 2021 at 11:19 am

    good fiction story sebastian

  • October 12, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Another amazing one. Thanks.

  • October 18, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Well done!

  • November 2, 2021 at 3:29 am

    Beautiful read!

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    The Andes' highlands served as a source of inspiration for this short story. I hope you'll find the same beauty and wonder in its words that I did while crafting it.
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