With the start of this week school began again for us University students and because of this fact I will not be able to update as often as I want. I'm still writing random things here and there, but now I'm actually planning out how these stories will proceed. Also, rather than doing chapters of whatever future stories I write, I'm just going to do short fiction rather than what I have been doing thus far. I need to get better at writing and to do that I need to write a lot, and in many different ways. If anyone has a suggestion on a topic I should write about, please do leave your suggestion. I'm looking to write about anything and everything, nothing is off limits. If it sounds like it'll make a good story, leave it in the comments. Anything helps.
Aside from this, I'm also starting to read more fiction to help with my writing ability. Last Friday I went to a discount bookstore on a whim and bought a few: "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, "A Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin, "The Last Wish" by Andpzej Sapkowski, and finally "Contact" by Carl Sagan. I finished "Ender's Game" the day after I bought it and really enjoyed the story but at times it was like I was reading a story about teenagers, not children like it was supposed to be. Either way, it was enjoyable and I'm thinking about buying the next few books in the "Ender" saga. After I finished "Ender's Game" I started reading "A Game of Thrones" and have been enjoying it since the beginning. I also watched the first episode of the television series "Game of Thrones" which is essentially the TV adaptation of the book. It was incredibly faithful to the book and will be looking forward to actually watch the rest of it after I finish the book.
As a little preview of whats to come I'll tell you all a little about the next short story I'm going to write. It's set in a modern day city and has a mid-twenties protagonist named Henry Anders. One day while walking on the street he gets bumped into and gets his glasses broken. With him being the poor, freshly out of college guy he is he decides to wait a bit before getting a new pair since his eye sight wasn't even that bad. A few days later he begins noticing strange sights which makes him think he was seeing things. Not long after that he comes into contact with something that shouldn't be there and shouldn't exist but does. Creatures not visible to other people with strange other-worldly bodies now populate Henry's vision and his fascination. What are these creatures and why can Henry see them? The answers will come when I finally get around to writing the damn thing.
Till then, here is something you all may enjoy.