Shattered Blade

This years (years’? year’s? I don’t even care anymore) Nano novel is one that has existed in one form or another in the back of my mind for a couple of years now. I wrote out the first few chapters by hand in a notebook and it kind of died an odd sort of death as I drifted away from it. Now though it is not a tale of gods intruding on the world we know, but one set in a fantasy world where they have always existed.

And always been petty, as it turns out.

The titular item is a weapon forged in the last great war between the heavens and hell. Neither of which are really more than the domains of their respected gods, He on high and the Vengeful One, both of which are just the most powerful of their kind. There are many others all vying for power, but this weapon is going to change the entire world with it’s coming. Forged when the greatest weapons of heaven and hell clashed this thing is stronger than both and will end up in the hands of a mortal woman who just wants to know more about the world.

She… may have to stab some people in the process ^^”

The synopsis be here: Permanence, and the first 1200 words or so are here: Fragment

And now I rush off back to it, my word pile is not nearly high enough.

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Behold the Nanobolt

Storm clouds gather in the deepening dark, mustering energies beyond fathoming with which to assault the ground below. The arcs begin even before the rain starts but they are merely the light show, the echoes of what is to come spreading in grand webs through the strengthening storm. Rain and ocean mix in the wind, the smells combining in the charged atmosphere to make that unique air of the storm.

The first strike explodes a tree. No one notices.

A second writes glittering letters in sandy soil of a language none can read.

The third, it’s always the third, strikes me, and life is reborn.

Somewhere, quietly, a madman is cackling with glee over this very subject. Or because he spilled his soup and it looks like jesus, it’s hard to tell.

The grand storm is Nanowrimo and it has, as pointed out in this silly little post, brought me back to writing life. I fell for an mmo, always a silly thing to do, and have written very little for the last few months, but no longer. I am 17,530 words into this year’s little month long novelling adventure and could not be happier to be back into it, with a little look see and revision (advised against, but I take advice sparingly) I think I’ll be posting my first 12-1500 words here shortly. Why? Why not, and because Chuck Wendig put it forth as the flash fiction challenge, of course 😉

A flashy end

This week’s friday flash from Chuck Wendig is a lot shorter than normal, just the last line of a story. After much cogitating and scratching of my head, I decided an attempt at the last line of a book I have yet to write would be the best choice. I have read, reread and rewritten this so many times I don’t know if it’s any good anymore, but there you go:

Nox turned and looked through me, through the vague fog of reality that was my body and the fabric of space beneath, and smiled; she saw you.

For those interested, Nox is going to be a character I plan on having a lot of fun with. She’s… not exactly of this universe and is capable of almost anything, but she falls at least somewhat into the blue and orange morality category, for those actions that we are capable of understanding. Nox appears as a human most of the time, but in reality she’s more of an eldritch abomination.

Just a comparison, please don’t tell her I said that.

 

-I heard. I don’t care-

I..umm.. can’t remember

So my name on here is Absentmemory, you may have noticed. There tends to be a story behind names like this, but the one behind my wordpress account name isn’t really my own.

Yep I stole it.

From one of my characters.

If he knew, I’m sure he’d have mixed feelings on the subject. In essence absentmemory describes what happens to him after the first chunk of his story is over and done with, which I imagine would annoy some people (amnesia, really?) but I’m forging ahead regardless. His name, originally, is Garrett, and he has a less than stellar life.

Despite developing Psychic powers of frightening potential.

Things go wrong for Garrett fairly quickly and despite his best efforts just about everything falls apart. He loses his memory after, through his own choice, leaving the new man that takes his place with little more than basic skills necessary to live. Not that he needs much by that point, he is practically invulnerable on the same level as your average superman, but not bungling the simplest things seemed beneficial. Unfortunately the ‘simplest things’ doesn’t include psychic abilities, so he’s going to have to relearn as he goes.

And there are certain things he must never remember, so his memory has to remain absent. These memories have leaked into sites across the world, and keeping him from obtaining them becomes the driving force behind a certain unfortunate Guardian who comes across him post memory wipe. For the good of the world, she decides to train him in her people’s ways and urges him to help rebuild.

Bits and pieces of this story will probably end up on here soon, but not just yet, it’s several novels long and I’m still writing, speaking of which I really should get back to it ^^’

I realise I haven’t shared as much about Garrett as I’d like, so any questions about him? Ones for him count just as much 🙂

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Coming together

Things are starting to make sense around here, in this less than sensible mind of mine. Some bits are now up, but there is always the chance that everything is going to change, I’m not sure about this theme for a start. But on to more interesting things:

Daydreams: This bit up the top links to the short stories I shall be posting. Some of these are entirely self contained, other will be snippets from larger worlds, as like certain friends of mine I tend to have difficulty writing anything too small.

Fragments and Memories: Information on novel length stuff shall be going here, as I complete things and edit them. When I get my head around editing properly, and get some cover art either through paying for it, my own attempts or the kindness of strangers, then links to published novels shall appear here as well. Given the way publishing is going at the moment, I’m looking at self publishing on amazon and other places, simply because the book will be up straight away and forever. I’ll be taking the ‘no drm’ option when I do as well, because I personally hate the stuff.

I expect this place to be rickety for a while as I get used to wordpress and actually putting my stuff out there. Enjoy the ride!