Confessions of a Shapeshifter: Short Story on Shapeshifting
I was inspired and wrote a first person POV short story set in the same universe as How to Stop Wildfire. Asides from the universe there is not much connecting it. It is basically a monologue from a Shafien. You can read it on Medium or download it here.
It is not much but I had fun writing it. The first-person was interesting for me because I usually do not write in it. And the character was someone wholly new I made up.
Someone who read it felt like it was an allegory for modern identity-crises, such as gender/sexual identification in a LGBTQI angle and coming into one's self. Acceptance and all that. I don't know if I meant to do that, but I see how it can be interpreted as such. Work takes a life of its own.
Anyway, back to writing book two, which is most definitely going to be titled Harmonic Waves. Getting excited? I am.
Vashwva: A Short Story on the Fall of the Diamondae - 2014 & 2020 Versions
‘Vashwva’ was a short story I wrote in 2014…and have revised now in 2020! Vashwva, as some of you know already, means inevitability and is a Diamondae Aspect. Vashwva, as a short story, is a story of chaos, inevitability, and the fall of the Diamondae. Archalex, a Diamondae, and Catasore have a conversation as the Diamondae are obliterated. It was originally written to explain Vashwva and Catas (chaos) so it was drier and more exposition based. The rewrite seeks to...
Sepulcher of Shadows: A Short Story following The Madness of Light
It has been a long, long while since I’ve done a short story. It feels good! This one is called the ‘Sepulcher of Shadows’. You can read it here on the Spine of the Empire. It is related to the events of The Madness of Light, so heavy spoilers abound. It is specifically related to Lana Zfhi’s claim that even if they tried to create another Zfhi Avatar from the genetic material of the dead, they would fail. So, in...