This story is a bit of an experiment for me, based in a small part upon 'The Hyperion Cantos', by Dan Simmons. Fair warning for those more squeamish readers --it contains content which traverses some rather dark spaces. I hope this will not discourage you from reading, however, as I believe journeying into these dark places can help us both understand them better, and attain a greater appreciation for the light. As always, thanks to my proof readers, Guri, Cetacea, and Six.
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Prologue (1257 words) [Reviews: 2]
In terms of the contest, I'm not sure if this will be completed 100% in time, but I wished to at least upload the parts which have been finished. The rest will follow soon.
Part 1 - The Lover (3191 words) [Reviews: 1]
Interlude (1100 words) [Reviews: 1]
Part 2 - The Mascot (3861 words) [Reviews: 1]
Interlude (1574 words)
Part 3 - The Virgin (8234 words)
Interlude (1326 words) [Reviews: 2]
Date:Apr 12 2014 Chapter:Prologue
Thanks! The inspiration is mostly in terms of general concept (five loosely connected character stories shared within a space), and I'm glad you've enjoyed it so far! Now to get back to work on the rest, heh.
Date:Jul 21 2014 Chapter:Interlude
Thus far it's all so impressive, I honestly don't know what to say without sounding ignorant...or stupid.
Each story is exciting, nerve-racking, and unique. Of course they're clichéd, but used so well it's difficult to really notice.
I really enjoyed reading what you've written so far and look forward to the next chapter.
I didn't notice any grammatical errors, but spotted the occasional typo.
Again, great job and I look forward to reading more.
Thank you. ^^ I currently have another project that has taken precedence over this one, but I'm still working on it, and hopefully will have it finished off in the next couple months.
Date:Oct 30 2014 Chapter:Prologue
Date:May 30 2016 Chapter:Interlude
Wow, this is definitely one of my favorite fics on here.
I could go on about how each character's story was sad, gruesome, and piteous, but really, my favorite aspect has to be the focus on character development. I absolutely love how vibrant and distinct each character's personality was. Each one has their flaws and their strong points, and to a realistic extent, while still having a sense of mystery to them. As a fledgling writer myself, your style of writing has forever impacted how I compose my own fics, especially your attention to detail.
In the small chance that you see this, I hope to see this story finished, but I understand if you can't get around to it. Life happens, though I am sad that a story this well-written may go incomplete.
All this said, I sincerely wish you the best on your endeavors, and hope you keep writing! Kudos, man!
Date:Dec 30 2020 Chapter:Part 1 - The Lover
Wow, this chapter was heart breaking and beautiful. It was wonderfully written and your use of imagery was perfect. I could see it all so clearly I felt like I was there.
Date:Dec 30 2020 Chapter:Interlude
Some of these chapters are pretty short, but they're affective. I really like the depth of personality they you give to reach out the characters.
Date:Dec 30 2020 Chapter:Part 2 - The Mascot
Wow, very intense scene. You do points of view really well. And your dialogue is very rich.