Tag Archives: SHORT STORIES

CONCEPT: RESURRECTION

One of the most interesting elements of fiction involves bringing the dead back to life. Because of the complexities of life and death, resurrecting someone would not be as simple or straightforward as it sounds. Due to the fact that bringing back the dead would involve delving into forces that no one can truly understand, if the resurrection is not done properly, the consequences could be disastrous. To truly bring a person back to life would require far more elaborate methods that few people would even consider. The natural order of things would inevitably find a way to balance itself out if it is tampered with, one way or another. Due to this fact, the resurrection in question may not have the result you would want. Instead, it could result in the creation of something unnatural and abhorrent. In my fourth short story, the potential consequences of resurrecting a person without the proper methods will be explored.

WRITING UPDATE: THIRD SHORT STORY COMPLETE!!!

I have just finished the final chapter of my third short story! I must say that I have a great sense of satisfaction in completing it since I wanted to write it for some time. Now, I will begin writing the fourth short story, which will revolve around a character whose powers revolve around magic. Based on what has happened so far, I have completed three short stories in less than a year, which is a new record for my writing career. I look forward to any new developments my writing will develop.

WRITING UPDATE: THIRD SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 9)

My current project has taken an exciting turn because I am on the ninth and final chapter of my third short story. This chapter will conclude the origin story of the main and most powerful supervillain in my series, Vogan. The final chapter will reveal the completion of Vogan’s descent into madness as well as the creation of his supervillain syndicate, the Black Pantheon, and the Young Guardians’ benefactor, the White Triumvirate. The Black Pantheon got its name because in mythology, a pantheon is a group of gods and deities, which is a direct reference to Vogan’s god complex. The White Triumvirate got its name because it has three leaders who see each other as equals. In addition, the reader will get a glimpse of Vogan’s master plan, which will be fully revealed by the fifth volume of the series.

WRITING UPDATE: FUTURE SHORT STORIES

Now that I am almost done with my third short story, I am already planning more short stories that will continue to fill in the gaps of my series. The next short story will revolve another significant character who will appear in the upcoming fourth volume of my main series. After this fourth short story is complete, I will resume my main series by starting the fourth volume. Once the fourth volume is complete, I will write four more short stories. Among these short stories will be a number origin stories for a number of the main characters such as Tinisha Dolaira, Triple Ace, Cynthia Andrews, and Cyber Shadow/Brick Baxter. With Tinisha story, it will not only tell her origins, but it will also give the reader a look at what kind of mystical world she came from before she crossed over into 21st Century Earth. For Triple Ace, her story will finally reveal what secret she has been hiding behind her mask, which she never removes even in front of her teammates. Cynthia’s story will elaborate on what traumatic event caused her to develop split-personality disorder and, as a result, two separate sets of powers. With Brick Baxter/Cyber Shadow, his story will not only reveal the mindset that will lead to him becoming a cyborg supervillain, but it will also illustrate how he survived his defeat in the first volume. I look forward to working on all of these future projects and bringing my superhero universe closer to completion.

WRITING UPDATE: THIRD SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 8)

I am entering the eighth chapter of my third short story and this will be the most morally ambiguous scene in the story. It will depict the origins of Vogan’s god complex and how he views himself otherwise, which will set the stage for the events that are currently happening in the series. Also, this chapter marks the near-completion of this particular short story and the beginning of the fourth. I must say that I feel a very special case of satisfaction from finishing this short story because I have always wanted to depict the origins of the main villain of my series who is the driving force of everything that has transpired so far.

WRITING UPDATE: THIRD SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 7)

I have started the seventh chapter of my current short story and it is the chapter I have been waiting for ever since I started this short story. As a warning, this chapter will be the darkest and most graphic scene in the plot since it will depict an individual’s descent into madness. Some of the events that will take place in this chapter are based on things I wish could happen to anyone and everyone who irritate or anger me. In a way, this will be a very therapeutic chapter to write. On the side note, this chapter will serve as the turning point of how Vogan became the main villain of my series and set the stage for the events that have taken place in my series. I will keep you updated on any further developments.

WRITING UPDATE: FUTURE PROJECTS

It appears that in the near future, my writing schedule will become even more elaborate due to the rise of new projects that will expand my series beyond their book forms. In addition to the main five volumes of my series and the short story sub-series, I am also planning to continue the graphic novel script I started last year as well as utilizing the skills I acquired in my Screenwriting Classes to convert my books into screenplays. With enough luck and perseverance, I hope to have them made into both films and graphic novels. It sounds like a full plate and hefty task to undertake, but they are among my goals to accomplish with my series. Wish me luck!

WRITING UPDATE: THIRD SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 6)

I have started on the sixth chapter of my third short story and this will be a critical piece of the story that will set the stage for the events in the main series. Essentially, it will portray the catalyst that pushes Vogan over the edge and transforms him into the main villain of the whole series. The chapter following this one will be the darkest chapter in the story and will involve some aspects of my imagination that must never see the light of day. It is only fitting that the next chapter be the darkest in the whole short story since Vogan is the incarnation of the negative parts of my personality. One might say that writing about Vogan and his origins is a form of therapy that I would not find anywhere else. I have been looking forward to writing the next chapter for some time.

CONCEPT: UNDEAD PHYSIOLOGY

One of the most common and popular elements revolves around the living dead. There are a number of examples of undead creatures that have been depicted in fiction ranging from zombies, vampires, and many more. Being undead is a rather curious form of existence that comes in many forms. In some cases, your body is deceased, but your mind is intact and still active. In other cases, your body is animated, but your mind is a blank slate and you’re a mindless abomination. When I think about it, it would be strange and unusual if I was unable to breathe, tire, or have a heartbeat while still being able to move. In my upcoming fourth short story, the supervillain the main character will face will be either undead or something resembling it. Unlike cliches like zombies and vampires, I am planning on making this individual something completely entirely different. Based on what I have planned so far, the whole idea is already giving me the goosebumps. This new short story, which will commence creation after my current third short story is completed, will be yet another example of asking the age-old question: “How do you kill something that is already dead?”

WRITING UPDATE: THIRD SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 5)!!!

I have reached the fifth chapter of my third short story. This section of the plot will explore both the past and the present. In the past, the technological advancements instigated by the existence of neohumans will be explored in addition to what kind of society they would have and how that would affect the human colonies surrounding them. In the present, Vogan continues to spend his free time only to find out how crime syndicates would take advantage of the sudden increase in the neohuman population as a result of volume three. In both time periods, the reader will acquire a better understanding of what drives Vogan and what he plans to do in future volumes.