This is the story of the adolescence you didn't have.
This is the story of the world you weren't born into.
This is the story of the freedom and adventure you didn't experience.
This is the story of the love you didn't sacrifice your life for.
Who cares if someone hunted monsters as a youth?
Who cares if someone was born into a world of magic and physics beyond our current understanding?
Who cares if someone flew through the skies on the backs of magnificent winged beasts while chasing gods and demons?
Who cares if you didn't have to give up everything for the one you love?
That person wasn't you. So who cares?
You're too old for that kind of life now. Fantasies and adventures just aren't cool anymore. Science-fiction? That's for nerds with overactive imaginations. And you don't even want to go near the sickeningly sweet romances at the airport bookshop. You already got rid of your cheap nine-dollar paperbacks in a yard-sale years ago. After all, we all know those stories are just make believe.
But who says they can't be true?
If even one person believes for just a fraction of a second that one of those worlds could exist in some distant corner of the universe, then we shouldn't deny that belief. We've barely even begun to uncover the secrets of our world, so how can we say for sure what's possible on another?
Let's forget reality.
Let's forget common sense.
Let's forget what we know.
Because the future isn't just what works in the present. It's what we imagine could work tomorrow. And maybe one day we'll discover that the things we take as impossible today are simply possibilities beyond our understanding.
I believe that somewhere out there, our story has already been imagined. After all, if these things are possible here then why shouldn't they be elsewhere? – Aman Arcturn
And... I now announce a new project tentatively titled "The Hunter." This is expected to be a five month writing commitment, with one chapter published weekly. I'm not sure if they'll be full-length or divided into pieces for easier reading. Still looking for suggestions on that point. Once I have everything in order, writing will begin and I hope to begin posting within the month of May. Anyway, I should give a brief overview of the story's premise.
"The Hunter" will take place on Cael, the world that I've constructed for my next few projects. Unlike our Earth, it's a place where 'magic' can exist because of an expanded understanding of physics and differing biology. In fact, a lack of 'magic' would be truly abnormal on Cael given the nature of life on the planet. Thus, we must discard our preconceived notions of what is "normal" and broaden our minds to accept even the most fantastic possibilities that may appear as this story unfolds.
There will be a set of 3-5 recurring characters as well as a rotating cast of supporting characters who will appear from time to time as the story progresses. Many of these characters are unwilling participants in a perpetual struggle to decide humanity's place in the world. But there are a few who are more than willing to take part in this struggle. These characters have varying visions for mankind's future, but in the end their actions together will determine how these events play out. Will humanity take its place among the hunters? Or will we remain prey like the animals?
The answer lies at the top of the world, where God awaits.