Blackmoon Conquest

Hey everyone. I just wanted to let you know that, as long as everything goes smoothly, the second part of my short story series (about my character Declevon Blackmoon) will be released within the next 4 or 5 days. It is called Blackmoon Conquest and will be available for purchase on Amazon.

I will post a link once it becomes available. I hope you all will check it out.

The Fan Fic Answer

For the none of you out there who were curious about what world I was referring to in my last post, the answer you haven’t been waiting for is finally here. The world that I would like to write a fan fiction in, but haven’t come up with a story to do so yet is:

Thedas.

For those of you who are wondering what that is, Thedas is the name of the land in Dragon Age, which consists of 3 console video games (so far. From what I hear, the fourth one will be releasing sometime within the next couple of years), 5 novels, an animated movie, and a number of comic books.

I have beaten the first two games at least five times each. The third one, only twice, but that’s mostly because it’s a lot longer of a game than the first two. I’ve read each of the novels twice, except for the last one which I’ve only read once. I’ve read almost all of the comic books. I’ve watched the movie 3 or 4 times.

Yet, during all of that, not a single idea for a story has popped into my head. It’s frustrating….

The Fan Fic I Have Not Yet Written

I’ve written in the Star Wars universe. I wrote something in the Left 4 Dead world. I’ve made a couple of trips into the realm of Marvel. I even took a very short hop into the DC universe.

There is one place that I have not yet visited that I would really like to. The only problem is that I really haven’t had any stories come to me from it. That’s incredibly frustrating to me because, other than perhaps the Star Wars universe, I’ve spent more time in this fictional world than any other. Between the books, movie, and video games, I’ve spent a good chunk of time there, yet I can’t seem to get a story from that world to form in my head.

It doesn’t have to be a long one, or even a very good one. I just want a story from there to come to me. I want to type it up. I want to post it on here, if only so I can say that I wrote something from this universe.

That’s not too much to ask, is it?

It was at this point, when I originally thought up this post, that I was going to tell you all what world I was referring to, but I think it’d be more fun to see if any of you can guess it. Any of you out there who know me, or have followed my blog for a while, will probably be able to get it fairly quickly. Let’s see, though.

Any guesses on which fictional world I’m referring to?

The Vast Divide

A knock on his door startled him. He wasn’t expecting anybody, certainly not at this time of night. When he opened the door, he was shocked to see Tigerclaw standing there. Tigerclaw was obviously not his real name, it was his online screen name. They had met each other years ago on a mutual friend’s website. Through messages and emails, they learned that they had a lot in common, and over the years, they had maintained their friendship.

The two of them had never met in person, however. They lived on opposite sides of the country. But, through the miracle of modern technology, the vast divide between them all but disappeared. Social media allowed them to keep tabs on each other, share photos of themselves and their families, and stay up to date on each other’s activities.

They had talked a couple of times before about meeting each other in the real world, but nothing ever came of it. They each had their own lives to lead and it never provided them the time they needed to make such a trip possible. So, how was Tigerclaw there? And where was his family? When they talked about meeting each other, their families were always involved.

“What are you doing here?” he asked Tigerclaw. “This is such a surprise.”

“I know it’s late,” Tigerclaw responded, “and I hope I didn’t wake anyone, but I’m leaving soon and I wanted to visit you before I go.”

He knew Tigerclaw’s words didn’t make sense, but he stepped aside and let him into his house. The two of them spent all night talking, laughing, watching movies, and generally just enjoying each other’s company. When the morning light came, Tigerclaw got up to leave. “I wish I didn’t have to go,” Tigerclaw said. “It was nice to spend this time with my family before I left.”

He chuckled. “I’m not your family. We just met tonight.”

“That doesn’t matter. You’re still my brother.”

Before he could respond to Tigerclaw, a loud noise hit his ear. He jumped up, slapping the snooze button on his alarm clock as he did so. It was all a dream, he laughed softly to himself. He laid back down and hit the snooze button two more times before he finally got out of bed.

The rest of his morning was routine. He got showered, shaved, dressed, and got the kids to school before he headed off to work. Lunchtime came and he pulled out his phone to send Tigerclaw a message about the dream that he had. Strangely, he saw that he had received a text from Tigerclaw right around the same time that his alarm went off. For some reason, it didn’t give him a notification on his main screen. A fleeting thought popped into his head about how strange it would be if Tigerclaw had the same dream as him.

But that wasn’t what the text was about.

It was a mass text sent out to everyone who Tigerclaw had in his phone. The message was from Tigerclaw’s wife telling everybody that her husband had passed away.

At first he didn’t believe it. He certainly didn’t want to believe it, but he eventually learned that Tigerclaw had really passed away the day before from an undetected heart condition. The news devastated him.

He wanted to take the time to go to Tigerclaw’s funeral, but the responsibilities he had to his job and his family prevented it. Still, he felt like he should do something. So, in a manner he felt was fitting, he went online and posted his words for the departed.

“Though we were separated by the vast divide, you are my brother and you will be with me. Always.”

Have You Read My Stories?

Also fun for the weekend, if you didn’t take my suggestion yesterday, is reading the stories that I have on this here blog. You can find them on the My Stories tab at the top of my page. I have a Star War fan fiction. A Left 4 Dead fan fiction.

I also have 3 different comic book-type stories. There’s Dead Set, which is my serious one. Captain Procrastination is my off-the-wall goofy one. And DICO is…. well…. DICO is somewhere in the middle.

I’ve also done a short Superman fan fiction, and a Spider-Man one as well, but I haven’t added them to that page yet for some reason. I suppose I could do that now, while I’m thinking about it, but I’m channeling my inner Captain Procrastination at the moment. Oh, well. Maybe next time.

Speaking of “next time”, that’s when I’ll see you again, dear readers!

This is NOT a Shameless Plug

Hey everybody! Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Well, you’re in luck. It just so happens that I know of 3 fun things for you to do!

  1. You could read The Erratic Sun, which is an incredibly awesome book (in my completely unbiased opinion).
  2. You could read The Seven Sceptres, which was written by 4 incredibly talented individuals (again, in my completely unbiased opinion).
  3. Or, you could read Blackmoon WarMage, which is written by someone who is not shamelessly plugging it at the moment.

See? I told you they would be fun! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Uhh… New Story Out

Last night, Amazon said that it would take up to 72 hours for my short story to be up on their website. Here we are, less than 12 hours later, and it’s already up. Methinks they should review their timing claims.

Anyway…

The name of the story is Blackmoon WarMage.

It is the first story featuring my new character, Declevon Blackmoon. I plan on doing at least one more (if you couldn’t tell from the Book 1 designation on the Amazon page). Life is kind of hectic at the moment, so I don’t know exactly when I’ll start on the second one, but I will definitely get to it.

I truly hope you’ll give my story a try. If Declevon proves to be popular, I’ll keep on making stories for him.