Side story 1 Author’s note

This week, I decided to begin writing something tangential to the story you’re all enjoying. That project is a huge, intricately woven thing which moves slowly but will go far, given the chance. The beginning currently has a lot of open space which will be filled by details the later story will require, but as a result it does not currently do a good job of hooking new readers, which is the whole point of the beginning of a story.

So, I’ve decided to create something resembling a video game’s tech demo: a cool scene that showcases what sorts of things this larger work will do, once all the pieces are in place. Ideally, this scene will develop into something I can point new readers toward and say, “This is the kind of thing that will be in the book I’m writing.”

What I have for you today is not polished, or even really finished. The idea for this came to me on Tuesday night of this week, after all. However, I’m very happy with how this turned out, and I’m excited to see how it develops. I hope you enjoy it too!


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