Burdened Dawn Episode 5

Episode 5: Secret Pathways

Henry set up a meeting with the man the poster called Vega. When he had called him he mentioned not having money, and told the man his story. Henry was sure he’d hang up or get mad, however he seemed sympathetic to his cause and agreed to help him. Despite the mans kindness he still felt nervous, after all, he’d never met a mercenary before.

Their meeting place didn’t make him feel any better. It was cold and creepy with several metallic structures that Henry didn’t understand. Pools of dirty water and long metallic pipes made the floor feel uncertain like he could trip any moment. When he had first got there he thought Vega would be waiting, instead over an hour later he was still alone. He was starting to think he’d been ditched when the sound of footsteps approaching finally appeared.

A massive pair of metal doors opened in the distance revealing a long corridor connected by glowing horizontal beams running up and down the walls like an obstacle course. The floor was a stream of even muckier water that seemed to follow the path indefinitely. Henry assumed this was how the suburbs made sewer ways, because the smell of this path reeked like a thousand dead bodies. Even from far away it was unbearable.

Out of the path a silhouette appeared, his face was covered by a breathing mask, his boots were huge and connected to his camouflage overalls. He waved his hands towards himself as if inviting Henry to go for a swim. Henry knew what he meant, it was time to go. No room for fear now, he had a date with a mercenary.

A Case For Reading

10 Reasons Why I Think Reading Remains to this Day, the Greatest Form of Entertainment.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/18/456551402/adam-johnson-ta-nehisi-coates-win-national-book-awards

Disclaimer:

The Views Expressed In This Article Are My Personal Opinion They Are Not Fact And Should Be Taken With A Grain Of Salt.

This post may be a little different than you guys are used to. However, it is something I’ve always longed to write about. I often think about why I pursue language in the midst of things like blockbuster movies and hit television shows. I mean, trying to compete against high tech productions with hundreds of people armed only with a pen and pad is surely a fool’s task right? It’s akin to running into Area 51 with only a bow and arrow, arguably a very unwinnable battle. So if there are so many disadvantages why do I do it? Despite the advantages, other mediums have over writing, in my opinion,  it remains to this day the greatest form of entertainment. Here are my ten reason why.

1.) Books Have Unlimited Battery

Have you ever been at the park, or the mall, when that dreaded moment changes everything. Your phones screen goes black, and all connection to music, videos, and social media is beyond your grasp. We both know that you aren’t going to socialize at this point poor planning has ruined your outing. Sure you can buy a portable charger but nobodies perfect, it could easily be forgotten. That’s where carrying a book becomes a life saver. In the dessert, on an island, even in Antarctica a book guarantees you eight hours worth of entertainment. No WiFi is needed, no charging port, nothing but the book fully in tact. If it’s a good enough book to reread, its worth double the time. Books remain the most reliable form of entertainment with hours of unassisted enjoyment in every chapter no strings attached.

2.) Reading Expands Your Perspective

Every time you read, you take on the perspective of not only the writer, but the character you’re reading. Often when you finish a book or story you can see through a completely different lens. You can understand the thoughts of a twelve year old child, or a forty year old business mogul. In a movie or show the short time and low access to inner dialogue makes the same feat one in a million. It is indisputable that books have a special ability to expand the way you view the world. They transform you into a multi dimensional thinker, instead of a person trapped in a single way of being raised and thinking.

3.) Reading Makes You Smarter

Reading will make you a smarter person. It will increase your vocabulary, and allow you to speak in a more well worded manner. It will enhance your ability to think quickly and solve problems. It will allow you to think in a more three dimensional way. When you watch Netflix (Depending on the show) at best the effect is a neutral one, if not blatantly making less mentally capable. When you read however, you constantly get smarter and smarter while still being entertained.

4.) You Can Improve Reading With Technology

If you’re willing to forgo the benefits of point one, there’s been a huge expanse of reading material on the internet over the last 20 years. While finding a well written book was a challenge, once upon a time, its easier now then its ever been. Services like audible and You tube have audio books at the ready. Writer post free content everyday on social media like Instagram and Twitter. All in all there has never been a better time to start reading with hundreds of amazing stories always at your finger tips

5.) Reading is Magical

When you read an amazing thing happens. You stop noticing the words on the page and see through the characters eyes. Your imagination takes a grip of you and it takes you to an amazing place often filled with beautiful lessons. Its a deeply personal and magical experience that is hard to match any other way. The amount of passion and adventure you can find is unlimited so find your genre and sit down by the fire place, I promise its worth your time.

Thank you for reading guys! Our next post will be a little more normal. It should be on Thursday at our usual time. I hope to see each and everyone of you again, enjoy the rest of your day, thanks again for reading! Goodbye πŸ˜€