I’ll keep this short, as I’ve delayed this far too long as it is. Part Two of Small Town Super Nobody is finally written. I had the hardest time writing this, for goodness knows what reason, but I finally did it because I was tired of feeling guilty. I also did some rearranging to make the story easier to navigate (I decided to create separate pages for each chapter), and I’ve updated my links in the last blog about this accordingly. Here’s chapter 2:
2. In Which a Boy Receives the Confirmation He Wasn’t Looking For
If, for some reason, you have not read chapter 1 yet, do so BEFORE reading this one. It can be found here:
1. In Which a Boy Accidentally has a Discussion about his Little Brother’s Options for the Future Instead of his Own
If you’d simply like to admire the Title page (which isn’t really worth admiring at this point; hmm, maybe I should try illustrating something? Eh, we’ll see), you can go here:
Small Town Super Nobody
Did I just post the updates for my story backwards? Apparently I did.
Do you remember when I promised that I wouldn’t be uploading anything of creative worth for a while? I don’t. Here is part one of six in a long short-story (are there any other kind?).
Here is the title page:
Small Town Super Nobody
And here is the first chapter:
1. In Which a Boy Accidentally Has a Discussion about His Little Brother’s Options for the Future Instead of His Own
In a shocking twist, I was attempting to focus on my novel last night and I accidentally (but finally, I’ll have you know – this has been in my head for a very long time) wrote the first part of this
long short story. Frankly, I should’ve waited until all six parts were done (the sections don’t particularly lend themselves to great cliffhangers, which isn’t the best way to create enthusiasm for a story posted online), but each section is likely to be a couple thousand words long and it feels good to post something fresh off the Surface Pro typing pad.
Some points of interest: first, since I’m uploading it piecemeal each section will be subtitled for ease of navigation. Part one is “In Which a Boy Accidentally Discusses his Little Brother’s Options for the Future Instead of his Own.” Second, the overarching story takes place in a world I plan to explore in a much more ambitious project I’ll tackle in the new year. This particular tale is a much quieter piece in that world, a series of six conversations that cover a pivotal moment in the childhood of a couple of my side characters for the longer project. They’re not important enough in the series for me to take the time to explain how and why they’ve become who they are, but I’ve always liked these boys and a website is a great place to play with the kids I otherwise neglect.
There are other sources of inspiration for this idea (not least of which is my love for Superman – but we’ll get to that later), though I’ll wait to explain myself until the whole shooting match is over. Until then, updates will go up on a weekly basis.