A-to-Z Challenge: “C” is for Caiyana and Cheonsa


For the A-to-Z Challenge 2016, I am blogging info on my current work-in-progress, a YA fantasy/adventure mini-series tentatively titled “The Other World”.

In ‘The Other World’’s Universe, humans were not the only creatures to evolve into an intelligent, society-driven form. Due to the events of the story, these other intelligent peoples are scattered across the land, mostly in hiding, keeping themselves as far away from humans and the royal family as they can manage.

One of these races is called the Caiyana, evolved from canine ancestors. In appearance they are very much akin to what another race might describe as “werewolf”. They walk on to legs, but are known to drop to all fours in battle, if required. They have long snouts full of razor-sharp teeth, long, pointed ears that reach around either side of their heads, but no tail, as they have long since evolved past the need for one. They are very large creatures, some of them reaching as tall as eight feet, and are very broad and muscular. They are born fighters, quite physically powerful, and they train from a very young age. However, they have long kept to themselves, fighting only for their own protection and amusement. They have no desire to mix with the other races, nor would they willingly stick their necks out for anyone but their own.

The Cheonsa are about as different from the Caiyana as they could be. They are a peaceful, quiet people who are very delicate and unaccustomed to combat. Their bodies are humanoid in nature, but they are thin, lanky creatures with only three digits at the end of each arm and leg, and exceptionally pale skin that borders on pure white. In sharp contrast to their skin, the Cheonsa’s eyes come in every imaginable color of the rainbow, no two appearing exactly alike. But what makes these people truly amazing is the fact that they evolved from aviary creatures, and each has a set of silver wings that stretch twice the length of their bodies. They are extremely strong fliers, but are also very timid, and have been in hiding for so long that many have forgotten how to fly. They have sequestered themselves atop the White Mountain, which is protected by powerful magic that keeps intruders out, but also keeps the Cheonsa in.

Both races, along with three others, must give their support to our human protagonist in order for the land of this story to be saved from great evil.

I hope you’re enjoying the A-to-Z Challenge and my little snippets of ‘The Other World’! If you’re interested in what else I’ve written, please be sure to check out ‘Nowhere to Hide‘, available on Amazon in both hard copy and e-book versions!

10 thoughts on “A-to-Z Challenge: “C” is for Caiyana and Cheonsa

  1. I’ve always been intrigued by the possibility of multiple intelligent species populating the same world. This apparently did happen here on Earth, with Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis coexisting for a brief time. The evidence would suggest that coexistence didn’t go too well for the neanderthals. In light of that, I wouldn’t blame your canine and avian life forms for wanted to keep their distance from us humans.

  2. Hi, I just stopped by from the challenge to say hi. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. It is kind of fascinating, the thought of coexisting with other intelligent species. I don’t think it would work. One would always be stronger and more powerful and become dominant.

    My WordPress login info is inaccurate. I created it last year so I could comment on WP blogs. Sorry for the confusion.

    Melissa Sugar
    Twitter @msugar13

    • Oh, I definitely agree. Humanity has too much trouble being civil to itself, never mind if there were other intelligent species to share the planet with. But it’s a nice thought…lol

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