magistrate: The arc of the Earth in dark space. (Default)
If you wanted to count the combined wordcounts of everything I've worked on since the start of the Write-a-thon, we'd be up to 624 now! If you wanted to count the actual words I've written since the start, we'd be at... something more like 87.

Neither of these are particularly inspiring numbers, but I'll take them, because they're greater than 0.

Today's 87 words went to The Angel at the Gate, a story inspired by a YouTube video of Silent Hill: Homecoming, the long-completed webcomic 1/0, and thinking about Biblical cherubs. Naturally, the story is about a group of friends who were tossed out of another world after fighting for and saving it as destined heroes, and who find themselves unable to leave the city they've been thrown into because there's a supernatural phenomenon which blocks their way out.

(They name the phenomenon Azrael. Who was not a cherub, if you were wondering.)

Long story short, my fiction rarely bears any resemblance to its inspiration, so I hope the preceding explanation made no sense to you.

...

...hey, who wants an excerpt!

I look up to see Zeph straddling the peak of the roof, nailing down siding, and the arc of the hammer in his hand takes my breath away. It doesn't take long for him to look down and see me, loitering in the middle of the road.

I sign, Remember the flight to the burning cathedral? Your sword scattered the sunlight and gave you wings.

Zeph grins and hefts the hammer, then sees something in my face and sets it down. And he signs back, with emphasis on every word:

Don't. Start. Crying. Here.


[Semi-boilerplate text: As always, I hope you'll check out and support the Clarion West Write-a-thon (and me in particular, if you feel so inclined). Your donation will help a workshop that allows its students to create quality work like mine! Except often better, and coherent.]

Date: 2012-06-21 03:53 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] auto_destruct
auto_destruct: a pepto-bismal-colored cat grinning eagerly and with many sharp teeth (motivational face)
Okay, so your hope that the explanation made little sense wasn't quite the case here, but the explanation put to the ficsnippet doesn't quite gel, so does that count?

EITHER WAY the tiny little bit of out of context ficsnippet there is absolutely beautiful (in that whole 'this gave me an immediate brainmovie' sort of way) and makes me want to read the rest of the story, if it gets written. So yanno. Yay? :D?

Particularly intrigued by not the explanation of the mythic stuff in it, but the tiny little bit you dangled in the snippet: Your sword scattered the sunlight and gave you wings. That. That is awesome.

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