Just a small rough draft sample of the writings I'm working on; a work in progress that I thought I'd share. This story piece leads to the creation of a new world in which many of my short stories will take place in. Basically, it is what inspired the stories I'm currently working on that are not about WoW but about their own world.
A Tobi Sparkes Short Story
Tobi Sparkes froze in place, taking in her strange new surroundings. She knew that she shouldn't have gone through it, but curiosity fiercely sparked in her causing her to step through the shimmering experimental portal. Drawn in by the images of the large stone walls embedded with window-like panes displaying the inner workings of gears, cogs, and transparent pipes flowing with glowing light blue liquids.
She knew it in her cogs that the portal she created led not to a city of Azeroth as planned, but an entirely different world.
For years she had been working on a new engineering project she named Clankportal. An endeavor that tested not only the limits of her intellect but her mastery of both engineering and blacksmithing; skills which she used to create new manafusal powered mechanisms.
The day of testing had finally arrived. All that hard physical and intellectual work had finally come to fruition. Work that had greatly piqued the interest of the other industrious gnomes that often went past her workshop; a workshop singing with whirs, clinks, and clanks.
With a thudding heart and an unbendable will, Tobi pulled the lever.
The Clankportal sprang to life with whirling gyrorings, whiring spincoils, clinking cogs and clanking gears. The Manafusal Piston Engine gathered in the magical energies from the newly discovered manastones and a conclave of energy began to form a shimmering gate within the large spinning gyroscopic rings.
Tobi stared intently, fixated by the formation of the shimmering portal, not noticing that the manafusal pistons had begun leaking mana energy. The strained whirs and clinks of the manafusal engine finally caught her attention, and with a YELP! of surprise she raced to the Clankportal to alleviate the energy build up.
With her trusty tool belt at hand, she quickly got to work releasing the pent up energy, and like an overflowing dam, much of the energy entered the shimmering portal allowing the portal to make a gate to a much further than planned destination. A shimmering gate that allowed her to catch glimpses of this new realm, as if viewing it through a warped and somewhat blurred mirror.
But those glimpses were more than enough to draw her in as she grabbed her cog shield off the work table and proceeded to enter the portal, a choice that would have life altering changes for not only her but for all of Azeroth...