As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I am currently waiting to hear back about several fiction projects.
My main work – a post-apocalyptic mystery fiction titled “The Mountains” – has been submitted to several literary agents in the United States. I also have two short stories being considered by Aurealis and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction respectively.
However, as the old saying goes, “if you want to be a writer, write every day”. So, rather than simply chewing my fingernails down to nubs whilst waiting, I thought I might hone my skills by publishing some material online.
The story I have in mind, titled “The Life and Death of Armon Attomar”, is part of a broader fantasy project that i’ve been working on, on-and-off, for about a decade. It’s a series of short pieces set in a Romanesque country named “Corindar” that is tearing itself apart in a tortuous shift from Republic to Empire. Each chapter will be told through the eyes of Armon of House Attomar, as he grows to manhood and struggles to find his place in a world of power and treachery.
And now, a challenge to anyone interested in reading it – the speed at which I write this thing, and publish new chapters, is entirely dependant on you. If you read it, and like it, let me know. Alternatively, if you hate it, let me know that as well. Any and all constructive feedback is welcome, and I will take it as a sign that I should get my ass in gear and post the next part of the story.
The first chapter, and the beginning of Armon’s story, is available here.
Let me know what you think by posting in the comments section below the story!