All around the Globe

Hello fellow adventurers! I am excited to share that the next Act, Night of Revelation, in the Globe Folios has launched at Matthew Cross Writes ! You may remember a series of five stories I participated in this last winter/spring. Matthew reached out to his “Circle of Champions,” those of us who had won his monthly flash fiction contest till that point to try a different kind of collaboration. He laid our scene on the Globe, a planet far from the Polity’s iron grip. There are five cities; Belmont, Westminster, Whitehall, Finsbury and Newlondon. He asked if we would each create a story set in one of these cities with a few creative directives to keep in mind.

Inspired, I asked to write Westminster. Matthew’s prompt for the city was, “To the west among the dunes lies the City of Westminster, the only city not built along the Elizabeth’s shores. The wealthy but rugged residents of this small city pull oil and glass from the sands to power Whitehall’s machines and build their towers. Across The Globe, Westminster brides with violet eyes are highly prized.” It was instantly inspiring and I wrote a story that I created two of my most favorite characters I’ve ever written. You can read their adventure, “Shadow of the Dunes” here!

Photo by John Fowler on Unsplash

There was an extra city, so another Champion, Frasier Armitage and I decided to team up to create a tale for Newlondon. Not really knowing what to expect, I started a journey with a true writing partner and phenomenal collaborator. The story just poured out of both of us. It is a high seas adventure full of twists and even a creature lurking below the salty waves. You can read our story “The Beast Below” here!

Photo by Torsten Dederichs on Unsplash

It was clear we had created the beginnings of a world we weren’t ready to give up exploring. Soon we dove into world-building and writing a second act for our fair planet. I don’t want to divulge too much of our exciting new Night of Revelation act, but you just have to trust me. You are in for some amazing stories written by Frasier, Matthew and myself. I am currently finishing up one last story with Jeremy! It was our first time collaborating together. The concept is right up his alley and I think we are creating a unique story set in this complicated world.

The first story, set in Belmont, written by Frasier was released in two parts last week. You can read Part One of “The Voice of Beasts” here and Part Two here!

In the coming weeks you’ll see my stories set in Westminster as well as continued adventures of our beloved characters from Act One around Newlondon and Whitehall as they deal with the implications of the Polity’s arrival and what it means for the Globe. Check back here for links to the new stories as they are posted. I can’t wait for you all to read them! While you wait, you can catch up on the rest of the Globe stories in my Around the Universe tab. Let me know what you think!

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