Monday, April 14, 2014

Zeelia: An Introduction

Zeelia is an ongoing science fiction adventure serial written in eight-sentence episodes. A new episode is posted every week, usually on Saturday morning, as part of the Weekend Writing Warriors weekly blog-hop.

We begin right in the middle of some action; Zeelia is fleeing, in stolen armor, from the scalehounds of the Jarpha. She's hurt, harried and hunted when we first meet her and in order to escape her pursuers, she takes a wild leap into the unknown. We discover bits and pieces about this strange red landscape, and Zeelia herself, as we go along, eight sentences at a time.

Since this serial is being presented in eight-sentence snippets each week, there sometimes isn't a lot of room to get into some of the details like what a scalehound is, or who the Jarpha are, so I'm going to be putting together a few bonus-posts that will give readers a little more insight into the background. Much like how Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lin Carter, and others who established the traditions of the old planetary romances and sword and planet pulps, with their maps of exotic worlds, and appendices detailing weird creatures and so forth, this secondary series of posts will do some of the same things for Zeelia as we go along. 




Zeelia's Data-Node
An Introduction    An Index    

The Weekend Writing Warriors site sponsors a round of 8-sentence excerpts every weekend. Zeelia (1) was my first 8-sentence except and has become a regular weekly feature here at my blog. There is a new Linky-list at Weekend Writing Warriors for everyone participating in the blog-hop each weekend. Be sure to check out some of the other writers!

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