Tag Archives: SHORT STORIES

CONCEPT: IMPRISONING A SUPERVILLAIN

One of the problems that comes from defeating a supervillain is finding a way to imprison them. A normal maximum security prison would be sufficient to imprison regular criminals and supervillains who have no powers and rely on gadgets. However, a normal prison would be useless when it comes to containing a supervillain with powers because there would be no conventional means to counter their powers and their mentality would make them too unpredictable to anticipate. Therefore, how do you imprison a supervillain with powers? As the DC Comics character Amanda Waller put it in the Suicide Squad trailer, the ideal way to contain a supervillain would be to “put them in a hole and get rid of the hole.” With this in mind, how would you give the supervillain in question no means of escape once they are incarcerated? In my fourth short story, one of the main character’s powers will provide the Young Guardians a means to contain their defeated enemies, which they will use in the years to come. I will not say what form of containment this character’s power will provide, but it will be an effective system that would make any prison proud.

BOOK SIGNING UPDATE: WONDERCON 2016!!!

I have great news regarding my future book signings. The preparations my production team and I made for WonderCon 2016 are in order. Next January, we will find out if I will have another book signing at WonderCon 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Wish me luck and I will keep you updated!

WRITING UPDATE: FOURTH SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 1)

I have started my fourth short story and am currently working on the first chapter. The plot of this short story will illustrate what price an individual would be willing to pay to get what they want and the resulting consequences that would follow. In addition, there will be a spiritual side to the story since the main character is a deeply religious person, which is a trait I always wanted to explore. As I mentioned in my supervillain category post earlier, the supervillain in this short story will not only test the superhero physically, but they will also have a connection that could be used in psychological warfare. The story is already taking an explosive start and I am eager to continue writing it.

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.