Thursday, April 25, 2013

Upcoming Short Story

So I'm in the middle of revising a short story. I'm a bit shy when it comes to sharing the fiction I write, I know my writing has it's problems (not being descriptive enough is one of my biggest). I'm having a lot of fun though and fun is better when it's shared.

What I'm working on is a modern fantasy story using some characters I came up with a while back, a Blood Mage and a vampire. The plan is to do a series of short stories and maybe work up to something novel length. I wanted to do something in the vein of Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake/Dresden Files but set in Maine with the lead characters already in an established relationship. I really just want to write fun stories about these characters handling magical baddies, not a romance, and also I think it would be fun to have a little mystery to their back story and reveal it in bits and pieces as I write about them. The two characters are also very different and play off each other a lot, I like the idea of someone in a relationship with a vampire who can not just hold her own but is often the one in charge. Also I just love pairings of people who are very different but who complement each other (Holmes/Watson, Frodo/Sam, Mulder/Scully, etc).

WARNING: I'm writing about a Blood Mage and a vampire, the stories are going to have a lot of references to blood, violence, and sex. I don't like writing sex scenes so there won't be anything explicit but I'm not going to shy away from references to sex and sexuality (and it won't all be straight either). There will be descriptions of bloodletting for magical purposes, vampires being vampires and drinking blood. and fight scenes. If any of this squicks you out then you might want to take a pass on reading.

I hoping to be done this first story in the next week or so and once I run it by a few people to make sure I don't have any big problems I'll be posting it here on the blog. I'm not sure how many parts I'll break it up into, it's looking like it will be somewhere between 6,500 and 7,500 words. There may also be illustrations depending on whether I draw anything I actually like.