Well, it’s been almost a year and half since I started this blog. Now is a good time to put up another world. And, to explain that confusing and open to interruption statement, give me a second.
The original idea went I started this blog was to write about different universes IE ‘worlds’ I created in my fiction. I tend to make a character and make a world to fit them. Sometimes this character is later disregarded. The worlds tend to stick around. Amon was picked as my first, because it was the first one I dreamed up as a kid. It fit the sort of darkness I could see in the everyday life. Yet, it also fit the possibilities, and hopes I saw too.
I love Amon, because here are a people who have beaten on over and over. Every time they achieve any sense of normalcy the universe conspires to take it from them. Through nearly impossible odds they manage to survive. The consequence being their race got darker and darker. What originally started a small world still developing society, became a society where survival of the fittest was the only real rule.
One the concept I decided on early way back when I still couldn’t drive was to society to be slightly guided by a powerful being. It took me a long time to come up with the idea of women who lived around a thousand years each, and passed on the wisdom of their lives to each other. If you’ve been following along you’d know the first of which was Rilas.
Amon is also intriguing to me, because it is world on the edge. It can either evolve into something better, or become a darker place. Change, to me, is a great catalyst full of interesting storylines and interpersonal conflict. What will become of this razor edge type dance?
I wish I knew.
Next week, I’ll be telling you a bit about the next world, which is Elenmitis. It will be a fantasy world, a bit of a shift from science fiction. It won’t be your typical fantasy universe, however.
This doesn’t mean I plan to never post another story on Amon every again, it won’t be the focus anymore is all. In the next couple of months I’m planning for a lot of changes on the site. I want to make a full-fledged time line and put up stories on there so you can see where they fall in the storyline.
In two weeks, I swear, we’ll be back to story time.