Because this is an eerie piece, I decided to not post it in the middle of the night on Saturday, and instead to do it on Sunday. Also, Part 2 of The Other Side is delayed so that I can do better planning. So here you are, my new short story SMILE.
It was going to be a good day. The sun was up and beaming in the very blue sky, the workday was over, and she was going back to her apartment to finally watch this Jessica Jones show that Sarah had been raving about. It was supposed to be very dark and realistic and grungy. That was basically her entire queue of shows anyway. As long as it stayed clearly in the realm of fiction, unlike that last weird show about serial killers that Sarah had talked about, she would be glued to her laptop for the night.
She walked along the bustling city street until she saw a cab coming. She raised her hand. The taxi stopped, thankfully, but not before someone walked by her, saying only one word:
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Alright, so this isn’t the real first part. This is the raw, unedited concept version. But to get the idea, I suggest you still give it a read-through. It’s also my first science fiction piece, so some fantasy may leak in here or there. And it’s only three pages. Let me know what you think!
So… shall we begin?
Continue reading “Short Story Saturday: The Other Side Pt. 1”
So I’ve finally had a good enough short story that I’ve decided to bring Short Story Saturday back. It’s going to be in pieces, but the short story is my first full-fledged science fiction piece. It will deal with alien races, worm holes and the tesseract theory.
(There is one other theory that is played at in this one, but if I told you which theory that is, that would be spoiling this story.)
I’m fairly excited to bring you guys this one. The Other Side: Part One arrives Saturday morning!
I finally rewrote the end of the novel for the second draft. In the end, it’s far closer to what I wanted than what I had originally. It actually feels like the end of a book this time. Is it emotional? Oh yes. Does it leave room for a second book? Definitely. Am I asking too many questions? Most certainly. Should I stop asking them? Ok, ok, fine.
Anyway, I’m much happier with the end product than I was before. I still have tons of stuff to edit. About 50-100 pages, to be precise. It’s actually far less than I’m making it out to be, but it’s a decent sum.
In case y’all want a real emotional trip, here’s link to the song I listened to while writing the end.
It’s a trip to Sad-Mart, where your greeters are Melancholy and Dismay.
It’s pretty sad.
In good news, I have recently arrived at school for my senior year at good old Liberty University! I have an excellent year in front of me, mainly because I never have to wake up before 9:30 for any reason whatsoever. I mean, I still do because they give me bacon if I come to breakfast, but I don’t have to. Technically.
This is the life of a Fine Arts student.
In the meantime, I plan to raise awareness of the awesome Dark Veil Saga by creating the life size version of “Leviathan Killer” in some media besides metal. I don’t want to kill anyone by fake-stabbing them, which is the ultimate purpose of this endeavor.
I also now have an Instagram (sirgabrielpenn) so you should all follow me for cool book/writing/reading stuff! I’m super sorry about those awards and challenges I’ve missed recently, so now that I have so much time I’m going to try to get to some of them. “Try” is the key word. There’s a lot of them.
Expect a revamping of short stories and Faith Friday soon!!
Another story for an Inkitt Writing Contest! I can work with this. It’s just the first chapter of it, but be sure to check it Black Metal Skies (working title)! Read it here and vote it up if you’re already a member!
Rating: 18+ for Intense Violence and Some Sexual Situations
Date of Writing: August 2015
The whole story is too long to post here. Please check it out at http://www.inkitt.com/stories/17387.
Rating: 18+ for intense violence and sexual themes
Story Status: Work In Progress
Continue reading “(A Very Late) Short Story Saturday: The Machine Pt. 2”