This is a short bit of fiction I cobbled together last night as a thought exercise. There were important plot bits I needed to raise, and in my mind, they were best raised in journal form as the characters considered them individually. I’d considered putting these bits of writing as preludes to each of the stories, but having them all in one place made more sense.
Also, this serves another purpose — when the inevitable Stars Fall book is published, it’ll give capsule summaries of the Second Age characters. I’m not planning to publish a Second Age book, or at least won’t be publishing it in paper; Kindle format is simple enough, but burning up an ISBN and a yearly fee on a VERY expensive book (longer than the other series by far) doesn’t make a lot of sense. I’ll include Second Age 01 (Benny and Chloe at MediaCon) in the London’s Fog book, but I need a way to introduce Elisa, Maria, Carrie, Kas, Yew, and Tillman to audiences. sf00 does that job.
I don’t think I’ll be able to maintain the Monday/Friday update schedule, at least not for awhile. sf01 is fully plotted but I’m waiting before writing it, because a lot of the detail work on the overall Stars Fall plot needs to be done — and that could drastically change my plans. I didn’t get much work done during my vacation, because my brain wanted a vacation rather than writing work. (I love to write. But it’s still hard work.) Ah, well. I’ll get this sorted out eventually.
So, thanks in advance for your patience on slow updates. In the meanwhile here’s some enigmatic text to chew on. I’ve laced it with hints and preludes of what is to come, and what is going on behind the scenes. What are your theories, I wonder…?