This is an experiment. It’s an online draft of a fictional short story I am writing specifically for my blog. There are no assumptions about its quality just as there are no promises. I’m posting it as I draft it. That means it’s possible you will see disparities as it develops. That’s normal since the way I write is to regurgitate what comes to mind as it forms while going back as necessary to modify previous content to accommodate the storyline. I may or may not make those corrections as I move forward with this. I will update the offline version of the text, however, in order to keep it coherent in that form, and that’s because I don’t know if this will only be a blog thing or if I will include it in future publishing endeavors. Once the entire story is complete, and only if significant modifications have been made to it over time, I may repost the entire thing in its final form.
Regardless of those considerations, this is fiction. It not only is allowing me to flex my creative muscles, but it’s also a venue by which I can establish for myself the foundation necessary for future works. That includes my new little fictitious town, Kingswell, and some of the characters that inhabit that Podunk East Texas settlement. As I previously stated: “I am utilizing this story to help me create a world wherein I have absolute authority to generate wondrous and horrible events that will not assault your suspension of disbelief. Details and environment you see here will be utilized for a great deal of my imagination as I move forward. That is the selfish part of this endeavor. It allows me to create—sans disassociation—my own genuine realism to be carried forward and expanded, a place much like Stephen King’s Castle Rock, Maine, capable of supporting whatever imaginative explosion my mind can generate.”
As with all stories, you will not comprehend the entire thing simply by reading a single entry. I don’t know how long this will be as it’s in development at this time, but I do not intend to limit it simply because of the medium in which it’s being presented. I’m gong to let it go and let it do its own thing.
I hope you enjoy it. More importantly, I hope you’ll speak up with criticisms that spring to mind.
“Darkness Comes to Kingswell” is about something terrible that happens to the world as seen from a very small corner of it. It is told as a first-person narrative. That should be familiar since my blog has always been in that format. Despite this, not all of my work is in the first person. This happens to be one story that is.
Finally, I make no promises as to how often you will see portions of this story. They will be posted as they develop, and they will undoubtedly range in length depending on how it takes shape. I will do my best to post sections in logical blocks like chapters.