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Trying to write a cute story before I forget about it.

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Adrift Character Spotlight – Tetlekar

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Human, yet machine. Alive, yet timeless. Real, yet synthetic. Feeling, yet not fully comprehending.  A very challenging character to write; I always wanted to have an android/robotic character with an actual personality in a story, yet avoid the usual tropes they usually come with, as well as avoiding both ends of the spectrum (making him too … Continue reading Adrift Character Spotlight – Tetlekar

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Adrift – Chapter 11

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Part 1 ”Ya wanna know wha’?” Desri’s jaw hung in disbelief upon the question he had just heard. ”The Irisonians. You told me you’ve been to all kinds of places and seen all kinds of cultures and civilizations and stuff. So I was just wondering if you knew anything of them specifically.” Repeated Cole after … Continue reading Adrift – Chapter 11

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Adrift Character Spotlight – Cole

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Curious yet cautious, childish yet responsible, smart yet dorky, genre-savvy yet not self-aware. He’s easily the protagonist I’ve had most fun writing in my life, even though ”fun” doesn’t mean ”easy”. When writing a protagonist, I usually live by two golden rules: ”Do Not Create A Mary Sue” and ”Do not create a Hero Archetype”, … Continue reading Adrift Character Spotlight – Cole

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Adrift Character Spotlight – Haudrica & Mizelle

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To be naïve or to hold a grudge, to yearn for companionship or to want nothing but solitude, to desire new experiences or to shun all that’s different. To seem as perfect opposites, yet being rather similar. And curiously enough, I didn’t envision Mizelle and Haudrica to be such way from the get-go, but ideas … Continue reading Adrift Character Spotlight – Haudrica & Mizelle

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Adrift Character Spotlight – Zalura

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Short-spoken but thoughtful, stoic but caring, strong but womanly. She’s the very first character that Cole meets, but also one I feel I have not given as much story time as she deserves. And because of that, I never imagined she’d be the one to top off the charts. Everything about her; appearance, name, personality, … Continue reading Adrift Character Spotlight – Zalura

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Adrift’s 10th Chapter Milestone Poll

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So, finally, after almost three years of writer’s blocks, constant rewriting and re-rewriting (and sometimes even re-re-rewriting), Adrift is finally at its 10th Chapter, which may not seem much to all the cool folks in here with stories spanning well over that number, it is a first time milestone for this pro-procrastinating me. Adrift began … Continue reading Adrift’s 10th Chapter Milestone Poll

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Adrift – Chapter 10

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Part 1 ”….. Are you two really going to keep on with that?” Following a sigh of pure and undiluted exasperation, Haudrica narrowed her eyes at both Cole and Mizelle. ”It’s alright; we fiddled with this machine before and nothing happened.” Replied Mizelle as Cole removed the tiny box of glass and metal from the … Continue reading Adrift – Chapter 10

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Adrift – Chapter 9

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Part 1 A palpable sense of tension. Like positive and negative wires, every time Cole got within five steps of Haudrica, she would hasten her pace and put some distance between them again. And if he tried to get even closer, she would lash out, like a spark in a short-circuit. However, with every step … Continue reading Adrift – Chapter 9

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