I admit I’ve been stalling a bit on the literary front. April was spent writing a 25,000 novella for CampNaNo (based on This Story Snippet) and after that all of my writing energies have gone into slowly crafting my autobiography (partially as therapy, but also because I feared I would begin to forget things if I did not write it down somewhere).
So, consider this my first attempt at fictional writing in quite some time.
This started with a sentence and grew from that.
Simple, short and self contained for once. Proceed with caution, for here there be dragons:
Well, this was an odd one. I suppose it is a sequel of sorts as one of the characters is the same vampire that was the POV in my vampire story from yesterday.
Here I paired him up with some other otherworldly and supernatural creatures, like…a modern monster support group? I had a lot of fun with the dialogue and the characters. (I must note that the Trickster god in this is only partially based on that infamous version from those superhero movies…)
Might be more with these characters sometime, mostly cause I want to play with them some more.
A silly thing and my own take on the modern vampire story, from the POV of the very creature it is about.
(The ending came a little out of left field, but I like it.)
I felt a bit dragged down and unexcited about a story I’ve been tinkering with for a few days and read somewhere about a published writer who’d dropped the story that had similarly bogged him down and just sat down to write whatever came into his head about a certain theme.
I decided to try the same and over an hour and almost 3000 words later I had a draft for a short story. I tinkered with it some more and now feel it is good enough to publish here. 🙂 I encourage anyone struggling like I did to try the same thing! It’s a fun experience to feel the story forming as you write.
Well, I figure I should share the continuation of this story, since it ended somewhat in the middle of something.
Gabriel is slowly worming his way into my heart.
Another one of those idea that popped in my head while I was writing and then I just ran with it.
It feels like it could be a fun thing to continue and develop into something a little longer, like many other things I’ve posted here. I’m sure I’ll come back to this idea sometime.