Generally, City of Angles is exactly what it says on the tin — living a life amidst the twisted yet familiar. Trying to thrive and survive, find love, succeed at work, ponder life’s mysteries, tie your shoes, eat breakfast, etc. while the landscape around you presents some rather… UNIQUE challenges.
For instance, you may be sneaking out to an abandoned building to paint something on the wall. What risk is there? Eh. Cops. Stepping on a nail and needing a tetnaus shot. Stuff like that. Not usually getting stuck in the middle of a three way war between bizarre forces beyond your comprehension with the definition of your existence hanging in the balance. And thus: Ye Hooke.
So, the mundane meets the surreal, and we’ve got fiction as a result.
I explain this in detail now because I’m concerned the mundane is a Turn Off for folks who want more of the Surreal. I’m going to be ramping up the Surreal in response in future stories, I think. There’ll always be the Mundane — the hopes and dreams of people trying to get by day-to-day, the pathos of wanting and hoping for a better tomorrow — but I get the desire for reading excitement. I think I can balance those scales without compromising the work.
Anyway, here’s more scenes of //003, the penultimate update. Next Monday the slow motion arc of It hitting The Fan concludes. Your feedback welcome, as always.