FB1-01 "History Lessons & Lost Friends"

FB1-01 "History Lessons & Lost Friends"

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I tilted my head quizzically, somewhat mesmerized by the incredible unearthly glow the cube generated from the plugin gave. “Clearly a forbidden and incredible find.” I added a moment later.

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FUTURE BARRIER started out to be a silly work I thought I would write in a month or so but it has expanded considerably into what is now years of writing and already spans 3 full novels, or a little over 2100 full pages of writing.

I attribute this in part by reading other fictional novels from brave writers who share not only their excellent literary skills but wove in their non-fictional recounts and ideas from their own lives.

So just like them you will see me including and writing down real-life events from my past as and the vivid sometimes bizarre dreams I have had and continue to have, directly into this fantasy story.

Mostly, however, my writing will detail the many misadventures I had with Tyr, my rather precocious and certainly obnoxious girlfriend while we attended classes back in Elementary and Middle School.

And some of this writing may reflect the many dysfunctional relationships and brushes with the same and opposite sexes I had growing up - still leaving me utterly confused and frustrated about both to this day.

How do I feel today ? I am not really sure who I am or where I belong in the world. Where do I belong ? I've asked myself that question more years than I can remember.

Oddy enough I've had many MANY people tell me where I do in fact belong - and not all of them were just teasing me but telling me.

But I do want to point out the main focus of this writing is on the "Wishful Thinking" aspect of it, and what happens when a young boy finds a way to solve his bullying problems which I never did growing up.

Yet - he does solve them, utterly and completely, with absolute power from a device curiously sent to him all the way from one million years of his own future to his current time period.

Perhaps we have all wished for this ... ? A way out of our past difficulties and to be free from of our future problems ?

There are many influences in this story. I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for raising me as well as they could. My sister for putting up with me cause I could be a real pip at times, and the true and few friends I have made in life throughout the years.

One such strong influence comes from the author Max Rabinowitz and the journal he wrote about his time in the funny factory.

He showed me it was possible to write about oneself even if you are a little crazy in the head, and at a personal and intimate level too without being afraid of the content.

And this instills that much more courage and acceptance of me as a person with unique ideas, aspirations, and feelings.

Rose, my long-time girlfriend also wanted to be in this story too so she is listed as Lilly Veneir, attending the same school we are, and she truly is a bit of a twist to the story.

I modeled her after a girl I met when Dad left me and my sister at the babysitter's, I was 7-years old at the time, obsessed by colored pegs.

I only met her once but she made a lasting if not painful impression on me that showed me there was more to life than just colored pegs.

In any case, a full character synapse is located at the end of this book detailing all the people in it, but you should save reading that until only after you have read to that point, cause it might spoil the story if you don't.

There will also be original chapter illustrations done for Barrier by a talented free-lance artist a few years back. While he did several for the first few opening chapters, he didn't cover all of them I think ultimately being distracted by other projects.

So at this time I am looking for someone who is an artist and would be interested in drawing illustrations for any part of these chapters. I will certainly give you full credit and link to your site wherever it may be.

The style of artwork I would especially like would be 'minimalistic' with very little effort on the part of the artist and done in a style similar to courtroom drawings like
THIS.

Well, with that I present to you, "Future Barrier," told ultimately in 4 novels. Once I finish up the 3rd book, I will start on the 4th and conclude this crazy silly fantasy nightmare magical romance story.


Written to where I can refer to all of them, but never have to relive these strange and often bittersweet memories and visions again - unless I so choose to ...





F U T U R E   B A R R I E R

( The 1st Novel )

© October 2013 Written by David Wicker



CHAPTER 01 - HISTORY LESSONS & LOST FRIENDS
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Tyr quipped, “Tried it again, Dev.” as she was bent over, peering intently at the floor.


I had already earlier dimmed the lights and pressed the ENTER key on the keyboard. The same thing happened. There was a low hum, and a transparent glowing rainbow cube flickered and appeared out of nowhere on the surface of my wooden bedroom floor, shimmering only slightly in it’s design.


Illustrated by CPT-Plaid


"OK," Tyr asked, satisfied now that this wasn't some kind of silly magic trick I was playing on her. "Now what makes it done that huh is what's I wants to knowed ?"

My girlfriend, Tyr and me had a long history since nursery school. We had both been working on this experiment for several days now.

We both attended Waialaia (4 A's and 2 I's) High School in the quiet little city of Wanabee (2 A's, 2 E's, and 1 N only).

We weren't very fond of outdoor activities, both seldom left the house, and were more content to discover the mysteries of the universe.

And we were incessantly picked on at school on for a reason, neither of us was very muscular or tall nor looked like we could defend ourselves very well. Bait for bullies.

I was 16 at a scrawny 102 pounds at 5 feet height which I tried to compensate for with my intelligence in computers.

And Tyr wasn't much better, also 16, 110 in weight and a little under 5 feet. She was also a little retarded in her speech and thinking, often acting half her age, and only rarely her true age. I didn't know if it was an ego defense mechanism or something else.

While she went to the same school I did and attended some of the same classes, she also took those for 'special learning.'

When I asked her about it one time she said that's where all the 'smartie' students go. I didn't want to argue with her on this as I knew she could get very emotional about the smallest things and often let her anger get the better of her, usually at my expense.

Not much happened outside that in Wanabee, but with this device, this was all about to change ...

I got up from my computer and went over to the blue square and tapped it with my foot and found it didn't budge, but felt slippery as if it were wet with oil. Then I got down on the floor and tried to push it. It felt cold to the touch, like wet glass, but it still didn't move.

"Well ?" she asked after a moment.

I was still messing with the cube and looked at my finger to indeed see if it were moist, but it wasn't. There was no odor from the cube either. I thought certainly there would be an electric smell at least, but not even that.

So it was the EFFECT of it feeling wet somehow even though it wasn't.

Nodding solemnly, I went into one of my dresser drawers and took out a hammer and with no objection from Tyr, I smacked it soundly on the top.

Not only did it not break there was no sound, not even of concussion against a solid object. Even more puzzling.

"Whoo ! Dood it again." Tyr was impressed now, especially by the fact not even a hammer could budge it.

I nodded and this time I leaned back really far and smacked it. There was a sound this time, but it was of the cheap hammer's wooden handle breaking slightly in my grip.

There was no other sound. My wrist felt like it hit solid granite a mile thick and was painful and numb, too.

"Augh !" I dropped the hammer which thumped noisily on the wooden floor. I had my room upstairs so I feared my Mother would come up here to keep it down, but she didn't, apparently in the living room watching some nameless TV show from Cable.

I addressed Tyr standing back up, "Remember what Darvin found earlier before he vanished ? He wanted to show you that there was some kind of envelope encompassing - the air around us it seems ?"

I paused for a second before continuing and rubbed my nose as if that helped me think better, "Well, not just air, but all around. He couldn't test to see if it was true with the universe, but his experiments pointed that it did affect outside Earth; outer space."

I looked back down at the immovable cube which seemed to shimmer slightly. I blinked my eyes and attributed it to tiredness.

I then pointed to the opened envelope sitting on my bed where we removed the device from earlier. "He sent you a private package you remember, through certified mail. He definitely wanted to keep it a secret."

I then pointed to the strange thing plugged into the USB slot he sent which had a blue LED glowing in the darkness. There was a smaller yellow LED as well but it was not lit.

Facing Tyr again I continued, "I'm not sure what he found, but the letter was clear. There is some purple tangible substance he found by cracking this layer, this protective sheathe with the old laser equipment his Father brought home and he mentioned using, what was it ?"


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"Right !" I said, answering myself. "Beryllium ! He used Beryllium to do it and somehow he found infinite combustion in the exposure."

"Clearly a forbidden and incredible find." I added.

I bent to look over some papers, my own personal notes on what we had found out so far about the plugin.

I shrugged, "We don't know if the aliens or gods did this to protect Earth from something, but we do know there is some layer protecting us and possibly other planets; what it's protecting us from, I don't know. We're skimming the edge of it and, as it would turn out."

"It's infinite, it does not diminish one pixel and is the very perpetual energy that mankind his been seeking all these centuries."

I took both my hands and raised them to show an imaginary ball to Tyr, then collapsed my hands upon it to demonstrate, "How he made this stuff is beyond me. Maybe he was a space alien himself ?" I laughed.

Tyr was silent listening so I continued, "Well right now we are using one of his programs called 'extenson' to generate matter, in a crystalline form to speak with his plugin.”

“Since the energy is infinitely powerful; infinitely stronger than Fullerines which as you know is metal made from pure carbon, it is impermeable."

"I doubt a nuclear bomb could so much as disrupt a single atom of it."

I then sat back in my chair where I could observe the glow from the plugin closer, "It's also supposed to have an infinite amount of file storage and operates infinitely fast on any computer to both retrieve and store data."

I fingered the plugin for a bit marveling that even it's outer casing didn't seem to be anything man-made.

I stood to face Tyr now. She had a thin innocent face making her look even younger than her actual age. She also had beautiful long fiery red hair and squarish coke-bottle glasses which really made her violet eyes shine beautifully.

And she seldom blinked so she wouldn't miss seeing something.

I always believed that made the difference between someone intelligent and someone not paying attention to the ever-changing world around them. You blink your eyes less in the world and you learn that much more about it.

While she wasn't quite the brainiac I was at investigating everything, she did make it her business to learn about things she knew she could directly benefit from, or take advantage of.

in a curious note, strange things also happened when we were together. She seemed to spend waking hours trying to find ways to embarrass or humiliate me, mostly in private.

Though if she was really mad at me for something would carry it on in public making a terrible scene out of it until I cried and then she would crow in victory. She could be a total pip like this at times.

Oftentimes I had no idea what I was doing wrong to her to behave like this which made her even angrier so in a way I would win at these little mind games of hers.

Or so I believed.

At times though she was so intelligent I often believed that she was twice my age. At yet at other times, like a spoiled rotten 5-year old girl who desperately needed a spanking.

It was hard to figure her out at times because mostly she was obnoxious to the point of criminal intent, that being the key description I gave her.

But curiously this was one of the endearing traits I loved about her, or at least I told myself that, and perhaps I felt that she was in her right to do so ?

She once told me that we complete each other, and with her maturity for some things and my maturity in others we almost made a single normal person. I laughed at that. We couldn't ask for a more perfect relationship ?

I smiled at her as she continued to listen and I related more, "The real application is perpetual energy. No more electric bills. We can run music, computers, TVs day and night !"

I was getting excited and waving my hands. Tyr smiled seeing I was getting a little out of control now.

But then I thought seriously for a minute, "Tyr, we can't let anyone know about this. The oil cartel market alone would kill us let alone out of spite to prevent this science from becoming mainstream.

“Imagine entire electric companies if they got their hands on this, or worse yet, the military. It would be the end of all life as we know it."

She finally nodded her head in agreement and yawned. Then she spoke in a cheery and endearing if not sleepy voice, "Let's get some sleep, Dev, it's too much thinky all brained-up in one night 'kay ?"

Telling me this she bid me goodnight and headed out my bedroom door. I paused for a moment listening. I heard the front open and close and it was quiet again. I knew she had left to go on her way home and I needed to get to bed myself. Crime was very low in the neighborhood where I lived and I knew she'd be safe.

I nodded sleepily, then removing the plugin, I placed it behind the secret brick I kept my other treasures in. I returned the brick back in place, turned off the computer, and crashed until morning ...



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This is a massive story and I will add a new chapter each day as long as I can remember or am reminded to.

Comments are encouraged and any questions asked about the story or the references in them to my past will certainly be answered.

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I'll be honest, I can completely agree with Tyr at the end of this chapter. There's a heck of a lot to try and take in here, and a lot of it I think might go over some people's heads. Berylium as an example, I haven't got the foggiest idea what it is other than being some kind of periodic-table-element.
I think with regards to Tyr though, I might be a little out of place to say this but saying she could be 'retarded' seems a little insensitive. Something like 'a little simple' might describe her better, so as to not be in any way offending anybody. But then, that might just be me.

I kept seeing your read requests for this and I just thought," what the blazes is it?" so, being intrigued by my newfound love of anime, I figured I would check this out. It might take me a while to get through though cuz I've to deal with studies and other reads. Pretty good man, and I look forward to seeing the rest of this. :)

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5 Years Ago

Tyr has broken learning, a bit like me but not too many people know where my earlier handicaps came .. read more



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I'll be honest, I can completely agree with Tyr at the end of this chapter. There's a heck of a lot to try and take in here, and a lot of it I think might go over some people's heads. Berylium as an example, I haven't got the foggiest idea what it is other than being some kind of periodic-table-element.
I think with regards to Tyr though, I might be a little out of place to say this but saying she could be 'retarded' seems a little insensitive. Something like 'a little simple' might describe her better, so as to not be in any way offending anybody. But then, that might just be me.

I kept seeing your read requests for this and I just thought," what the blazes is it?" so, being intrigued by my newfound love of anime, I figured I would check this out. It might take me a while to get through though cuz I've to deal with studies and other reads. Pretty good man, and I look forward to seeing the rest of this. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

dw817

5 Years Ago

Tyr has broken learning, a bit like me but not too many people know where my earlier handicaps came .. read more
I remember you sending me read requests for one of the latest chapters and the book title caught me pretty quickly. I didn't want to dive right into the latest update, so I was like "Well, why not start from the beginning?" I read through this first chapter and I'm completely hooked. The aspect of the story so far is nothing ordinary and is unique enough to grasp readers such as I to want to know what /really/ happens. If you want nit picky details [Which I most time include in case writers want to know the negatives] is just to read over the piece again and fix a few grammatical errors such as "its" and "it's." To my preference, maybe it is just your writing style, but maybe lengthen the paragraphs a bit more in detail (?) I mean, it is just my opinion and obviously up to you since it /is/ your writing style. With that being said, I will keep reading this all out. [It might take me awhile with all highschool homework. Freshman honorclassesarereallytedious]

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dw817

6 Years Ago

The first chapter is the hardest to read I think. I have to explain a universe fairly quickly and to.. read more
well... I started from this first chapter to understand the whole sory. it is a complex, airy-fairy, dodgy, science-fiction story, which both the characters, and your style of writing becoming it. I wondered the scene by myself and easily could grasp what was going on. as in some parts, I got baffled, and confused since it was hard to recognize the speaker, was it Tyr or him, I could not tell, so I prefer you taking a look back at the paragraphs to kinda fix them.

one more thing, if you accept, I bet it is hard to let your character speak to himself for that long, it may make you forget about the plot. what I mean is that you tresspassed the balance between story and plot. it was much of story with few action(plot) stages which made it go slowly from a part to another.

I will for sure keep reading and giving my opinions on the other chapters, as I liked the story and it really worth reading. by the way, I gave my opinion because I cared about the piece and wanted it to be more apt. thanks

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dw817

6 Years Ago

Thanks for your encouragement. As for the convolution and confusion, this does not surprise me. Ther.. read more
Baban.A.A

6 Years Ago

not any more suggestions because to be honest I found it very tauchy that obliged me to keep reading.. read more
dw817

6 Years Ago

I can't find the definition for tauchy, Hindi ? Perhaps I could cut down on the history lesson for t.. read more
hmm thanks for read req.
i liked the story, you have that much knowledge or searched or its watching movies :P on aliens.....
i will continue reading.

best wishes

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Prritiy

6 Years Ago

heeyyy i dont use much of my my brains ;) :)
dw817

6 Years Ago

Some of the best challenges in this world are not just for your brawn but your brain. I was watching.. read more
Prritiy

6 Years Ago

:).........
I think its really good but I also think it could use a bit more detail. above that its amazing

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

dw817

6 Years Ago

Hmm, well, I'm not sure how to add to the story. This first chapter has been rewritten several times.. read more
Saaim

6 Years Ago

wow that's a lot of writing. Well as long as people love it and you love it then that is all that re.. read more
dw817

6 Years Ago

Take your time, I'm not going anywhere. :)
I am putting this in my library and will read it when I can devote the proper amount of time to it.

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dw817

6 Years Ago

Well certainly, Annie. Thank you. As it is I will try to write up a new chapter in here each day (ex.. read more
I thoroughly recommend the novel, and anticipate reading beyond where I left it last time. It's a very well written story.
And it's a new thing for me to see the artwork by CPT-Plaid. It really is very good.

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dw817

6 Years Ago

M - my ! Thank you Jed !! Goodness, well, I'm working on the next chapter. I actually have them all .. read more

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