Fiction

Despite the fact that I am an engineer by trade (it does pay the bills), I have been told by many people that my fictional writing is of good quality. I'm not going to attempt to fool myself or you into believing I have exceptional creative writing talent, but if you're in the mood for some fantastical entertainment, I'm sure you'll find something here to enjoy. I am not a published author, although this is what I intend to be someday. In the unlikely event that I do become the next J.K. Rowling, you can say you were here on the ground floor.

As I write my fiction pieces, I will be adding them here for ease of navigation and following the stories.

A Tale of Two Sands

This growing piece is probably the best work I've ever done, but the real beauty is that it stands alone. There are no references to in game lore or anything of the sort. Anyone can pick this up and enjoy it, especially if you're a fan of ancient Egypt. This story is the origin of two of my favorite characters, both of which have been featured in my videos. The first is my well known Sand Tank; the other is my lesser known Sand Brute. It has been a long time since I've returned to this tale, but the itch hits me from time to time and my notes page continues to grow.

The Pharaoh's Assassin
The Assassin's Contract
The Violet Flame
The Pharaoh's Bargain
The Violet Pursuit
The Assassin's Prison

Pandora's Playground

What had started as a bunch of random short pieces written and about my most played character eventually grew into a much longer story I initially called "A Perfect Machine." It involved a longtime friend and his character, Deathgrind. The two began a quest to create the perfect machine, a robot capable of repairing, replicating, and evolving itself. The story existed within the City of Heroes world and I got a lot of inspiration just from the two of us playing together as our characters.

I've since rebooted the story as Pandora's Playground. The main characters are the same, but the setting is a dystopian near future of our own, where two guys are just trying to get by in a lawless world rife with mutants.

Pandora's Playground 1

Defying the Curse (A Journal)

This is a more stagnant series of journal entries for a character that is in the City of Heroes universe. If you've met my Warshade in game, this will help explain why he talks to himself. There are references to in game lore, so if you're not familiar with that story, you may feel lost here.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3