It all starts here. My writing adventures.
Way back in 2005, I started playing what is known as an MMORPG called ‘City of Heroes‘. For a frustrated creator like myself, it was manna from heaven! While the game was awesome, it was the Character Creator that really sold it to me. A million possibilities to create a character UTTERLY unique.
AND the facility to put in a backstory for that character, too.
I created many, many characters, but the one that I gained the most traction on was Knightingale.
She was Defender class. An empath who had the power to heal other members of the team. In game, I was invited to join a ‘SuperGroup’ (think of it as a Clan) called the ‘Femme Fatales.‘
They had a forum, where we could go and chat, and in that forum was a creative section. And, thus, it wasn’t long before I started writing short stories based on our characters. It was a joke at first. Just a bit of fun. After a while, though, I started to form the basics for a larger story. So, I started to tidy it up a bit.
Before long I had a whole book’s worth.
Not much longer after, I had two book’s worth. Then three and plans for more.
A friend said she liked it, that I should see about getting it published… but the catch was that I don’t own City of Heroes. I don’t own the characters. Nor did I feel comfortable using the characters that other players had created.
So, instead, I decided to take MY characters and spin them differently and off into a universe of MY creation. You’ll see those characters in the books I’m trying to get published. The ‘Songbird‘ saga. You can find details on those books and characters elsewhere on this website.
But I didn’t want the writing I did before to go forgotten in the mists of time. PLUS I wanted a cheap and ready stream of content that was available for this website.
So, without further ado, I am presenting here the ‘Femme Fatales’ saga in all it’s raw and unedited glory! (So, be kind! I would edit it, but I’m too busy with Songbird, so this is what it is!). If nothing else, it’s a look into my past history as a writer.
Book 1 – The Broken Ground