Well as some of you have asked me what my story is about - here's my basic plot...
Although, because it involves some people you might know, even by their basic codenames in this blog I'm just going to tell you the characters right now and get it over with: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and Me. Ha, ha, now it's almost really difficult for you to figure out who anyone is, apart from myself. I thought of this idea in my second year, returning to uni on the train, and it occurs between the 1st Novembver and the 30th, for obvious reasons (i.e. NaNoWriMo takes place between those dates). So without further ado, here's the basic premise:
I am returning to uni after a thrilling home where I attended a Halloween party, it's not really relevant, anyway on the train ride I realise my phone doesn't work and then the train stops working a bit. We manage to get to the station and I walk up the hill, in the pouring rain, and get welcomed back into the flat (do you guys remember the flat?) by A and G.
Okay, nothing untoward just yet. Then the power goes out, and we hang out in the kitchen, just chatting, and worrying about our frozen food, and given that it's dark, and we don't actually have any lights we all just go to bed and call that that.
Then my phone works again, and I have missed calls from my Mum, I phone her back. She says stay put we're coming to get you. A bit odd, so I ignored it. We went to the Union to find out the news. There's no one there, everything is locked up. At the Attic Bar we see our first griffin. A bit frightening, but go with it. So we all make it back to the flat, the skies filled with griffins eating starlings. We pass a group of Minotaurs, Ogres and a small Dragon fighting over the field of dead cows. With me so far?
Anyway, hungry, we plan a trip to Tesco in the dark, because we don't think the griffins and other things we encountered work in the dark. We watch the 'Baaing Flat' get eaten by the pride of griffins, and we leave it at that. (It's nice to get your revenge in literature) Getting to Tesco, easy, getting it, medium, getting out, hard. The army have taken over the store, keeping the reserves rationed. Goblin mine collapses, goblins attack with stone tools, the army guns don't work, fight ensues.
C is shot with an arrow in the back, B says that they'll stay with C and for the rest of us to go, G says they'll stay too. I should say at this point that D isn't with us. So, A, E, F, and myself leave them, thanks to our survival instincts. We hide in a church, have the same heavenly prophetic dream and decide to go see D, although it's a dangerous journey across many miles.
We meet a wizard's apprentice named Sanil, and have many more adventures and run-ins with the army and magical things on our way to the final Act - which I haven't written yet, nor will I tell you until it has been.
So, what do you think? I know you Tag, you're trying to figure out who everyone is, unless you've done it already. Just know that this is the U version of events, it's a fanfic of my own life (well, sort of) and as such many details have been left out of this brief synopsis.
Did you like it? If you didn't then by all means comment, if you did then by all means comment. But in either case I think you should check this out - here - it's something I drew, and I'm not proud of it, but I will be working to make it better.
I think that's all I shall speak of right now,
Carpe diem, until next time bloggers...