I’ve been away for a couple of weeks, as you would know if you were following my Twitter feed. I got back on Monday from a two week cruise around New Zealand. Wow, that’s quite an experience!
Anyway, I’m back to working on ScrambleMod and a full game that is yet unnamed and unannounced. Work, work, work.
Recently, I’ve decided to do a bit of creative writing, so I’ve been working on a short story called Morrigan’s Thrall. It’s set in the near future in an alternate universe and follows a man and a woman on opposite sides of a war between humanity and the shapeshifters.
Here’s a preview:
Rachel Chambers had been sent to this party by her superiors, probably as some way to curry favour with the rich types. She didn't like having to do this, but she wasn't going to waste this opportunity to flirt with some cute guys. She'd already tried this once tonight, but realised her error when she saw that wedding ring. So much for available.
Still, she was determined to find another guy to talk to. She had spotted a candidate and was walking over to him, when she heard her name being called from behind her. She sighed and turned, seeing Mark Wight looking over at her and motioning for her to join him.
Mr. Wight was surrounded by a group of younger men vying for his attention, but he seemed keen on meeting her. She forced a smile and began walking over to him. Seems the reason why she was here had caught up with her. Time to please her superiors.
One of the young men with Mr. Wight made a joke, causing the older man to laugh, a bit too loudly for it to have been anything but crass. Rachel frowned, but it was too late for her to turn around now.
She was mere meters away from him when the crack of gunfire rang through the air, and a nearby window shattered. As Rachel turned to look in the direction of the shooting, she noticed out the corner of her eye that someone had fallen to the floor, a pool of blood forming around their head.
Mark Wight's laughter had been permanently silenced.
Stay tuned for more. :)
Horizord of Sanguine City