So, I’ve been a bit of a bad author of late. The boyfriend and I were off to C2E2, and the time it took to prep and decompress from that trip has delayed the very last of this first series of Upshots. Also included in that delay, apparently, was the announcement here at LateNightStirFry that Tessellations (Tales from the Miracle Season 1.4) went online at WelcometoSanKeros.com two whole weeks ago! Holy Cow! See what I mean? Bad author, no biscuit.
Several folks have asked what the throughput is for these Upshots. The short answer is that there isn’t any. They aren’t designed to be connected. These shortest of short stories are just snapshots into the lives of people we’ve seen before, or meeting for the first time, that are affected by the ripples cast out by the events in Nabiscoding in the summer of 1991 (which you can read ALL about in Open Your Eyes.) All I can say is that all of this will be more fully explored as this project continues.
The last Upshot of this cycle is called “Lemons”, and it brings the world of San Keros into proper sequence with the larger story that will unfold this summer. That title should go up by midweek, and it’s my hope we’ll launch the summer project the first week of June.
The City of Dreams has opened its doors…now what’s left is up to you.
Another week, another Upshot! Redux marks the midpoint of these shortest of short stories taking place in Nabiscoding, San Keros, and everywhere else the Miracle Season touches. Visit them all at www.WelcometoSanKeros.com. Only two more left before we’ll rejoin the main story sequence…and a lot has changed. But that’s for the future.
Today, I’ll invite you to meet Kevin, who’s more than ready for his great, long trip to London to be over. He’s competed against some of the best high school aged wrestlers in the world, and all he was thinking about as he boarded the plane was how great his bed was going to feel when he finally sinks into its embrace.
Assuming he survives his own embarrassment, his teammate, and a certain yet unknown stranger who sits already upon the plane.
My second Upshot story is now live at www.WelcometoSanKeros.com! Click on the image below to meet Colin, who’s heard the siren song of San Keros and is about to leave London–and his best friends–behind.
So I’ve launched a new portion of http://www.WelcometoSanKeros.com today! It’s called Upshots, and it will feature shorter stories–more like snapshots–that will show glimpses into the past, present, and future of San Keros and its denizens. I’ll be posting a new Upshot for the next four more weeks or so, and then we’ll get to the next longform Miracle Season story.
So without further ado, let me introduce you to Max Colfort. He’s new to San Keros, and he’s about to discover one of its mysteries…
Greetings, fellow wanderers of our fair city of San Keros,
There was an unexpected death in my family within the last few weeks, and the update schedule has gotten a tad delayed. But rest assured–the story of Hrothgar Jones and Beth Kendall is far, far from over. Regular weekly updates will recommence this week, with the series now reaching conclusion the first week of January. My apologizes for extending the story into the New Year, but grief has a funny way of creeping into the best of your intentions and rendering them moot.
Following the conclusion of Open Your Eyes, WelcometoSanKeros.com will take a brief break of just two simple weeks, and then we will start unveiling content of the next story cycle! Tales from the Miracle Season is just beginning, and the players are still gathering on the side of the stage. They’re as anxious to meet you as you are to meet them. And the City has its own ambitions…