27 April 2012

SFFS: A Snippet From THE DESTROYER

Welcome to yet another installment of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday here on the blog (and be sure to go visit all of the other SFFS writers through that link and read even more tales).

Today, I'm going to take a little stroll...I had a nugget of a novel (which I've tentatively entitled The Destroyer) come into my head the other day while I was mowing the lawn, and started putting down words on the page. It's far darker than most of my Aston tales, and who knows if it'll go anywhere? There's a basis for where this idea came from, I think, and perhaps one of these days, I'll share it in another blog post. Hope you enjoy this tidbit from the end of the initial chapter (with the usual disclaimers about being first draft material and whatnot), and I always look forward to everyone's comments:

Unfortunately, there are those souls which despite everything, closely follow the Creator’s commands, seek his guidance, and beg for His forgiveness with a penitent heart. If only all of His creation did the same, perhaps the rest of the Earth wouldn’t have gotten itself into such a mess.

Sadly, these souls run in direct conflict with the world, as He predicted over and over again. The world wishes to do harm to those who follow the Creator, and some individuals even do so in a direct manner, conducting unspeakable acts of aggression against the Creator’s elect.

That’s where I come in.

In all of the efforts over the millennium to water down the Creator, everyone has ceased believing His own proclamations about being vengeful. The love He has for his Creation, as well as the promises he’s made in the more recent past, prevents Him from doing anything directly against humanity. They disobey, and openly defy his wishes, and He does nothing to stop them. He has a special place in His heart for those who love him back, and when there are those who carry out misdeeds against them, I’m called upon to carry out my duty. I’ve been called many names, but the most prominent of all was the Destroyer...

And the only thing that can ever hold me back from exacting the Creator’s vengeance is the Creator Himself.

Well, for what it's worth, I wouldn't want to cross this dude either...and as mentioned, it's a bit darker. I'm not sure what direction the plot is going to take just yet (trying out this whole "writing by the seat of my pants" thing), so we'll just have to wait and see. Thanks to everyone for all the posted comments every week!

22 comments:

  1. I like this very much!! Don't know what your plans are with this one, but what IF....the protagonist is a human, and the Creator is a ROBOT! A society run by robots!!! Ohhhhh! Just saying via my wandering mind.

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  2. Hehe...that would be interesting, but not sure that's where I was going with this. ;-)

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  3. I'm with TK, but then, I love anything with robots (and their creators).

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  4. Oh man, this Destroyer guy's deep! Great stuff... looking forward to more!

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  5. Sounds an intriguing snippet. Originally, I was thinking Creator = God, but with the mention of robots, maybe I was wrong.

    Can't wait to see where this is going. :)

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  6. I like it so far! I can see this becoming a thriller/horror with a strong religious connection. Those kinds of stories (Constantine, The Prophecy, etc.) have always interested me.

    But, now I see the mention of robots. THAT would certainly put a twist on things. Or, what if the Creator was originally the member of an alien species that influenced humanity's development, and that race has kept coming back generation after generation to maintain their religious dominance over us. I'd watch where that one goes, though. You might end up with a cult following like Scientology.

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  7. Heh...I might have to take it into this robot direction now that everyone is convinced of it being so... :-P

    Of course, after the way I paint the uber-religious in THE CURE, maybe that wouldn't be a bad way to go (with creators of robots). ;-)

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting, everyone. :-)

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  8. I could see the robot connection, but I'd like to see it as an organic thing. I love the idea of technology lost in the passage of time and turned into something quasi religious and then placed in the hands of a fanatic who won't listen to reason. But I'm just tossing stuff out!

    Love it! Can't wait to see where you go with it!

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  9. *jotting down notes* :-P

    I'll be interested to see where I go with it as well...right now, just have the first chapter finished in first draft form. Time to break out all the stuff I learned in my recent novel-writing course. ;-)

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  10. I didn't see any robots. Is the narrator Shiva?

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  11. There weren't any robots...some of the other folks were taking the snippet on their own tangents (which is perfectly fine with me... :-D ).

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  12. Intriguing. It'll be fun to see where this goes.

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  13. ooooohhhh!!!I go with Patrick. God exacting a revenge without loifting an omnipotent finger! very interesting!!

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  14. Should be interesting to see where it goes for me as well...

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Very intriguing! Getting a definite anti-hero vibe, which I love.

    I hope this goes somewhere. Would love to read more.

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  16. I sort of have a penchant for writing anti-heroes, so it's very likely that would be where he goes... :-)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Very intriguing, reminds me of an avenging angel...

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  18. That would probably be closest to my original intent, before the robots took over. ;-)

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  19. Love that closing line, full of potential foreshadowing.

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  20. I agree! Thanks for stopping by!

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