a warm waterproof hip-length jacket usually with a hood, originally worn in polar regions, but now worn for any outdoor activity


(informal, derogatory) a socially inept person with a hobby considered by most people to be boring

? awakes to inky blackness and silence until a voice calls out from some indefinable distance.


-Where am I? And who am I?

-You’ve only just been created. Right now you are little more than an idea. With luck you will soon begin to take shape. You will be given form and character.

-And who created me?

-The question of questions! You were created by the Author.

-For what purpose?

-For the Author’s own good purpose. It is not ours to know.

-You say with luck I will take form. What happens if I do not?

- Some are discarded, disappearing into the dark from whence they came. Others are left half formed, suspended in limbo and waiting for the Author to return to them.

-Then I defy the cruelty of this Author!

-You can only do so because the Author wills it. Even this conversation is a product of the Author’s will. We are bound by it. But look! You are beginning to take shape!

And against the nothingness,

......(a shape).......

..((slowly begins))...

...((((to form))))...


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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

This has a lovely poetry and artistry to it. It's definitely a really good way to view the way a new character begins to take shape in the author's mind. Bravo!

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Thanks Jim! I've always loved the idea of characters somehow interacting with or being aware of their creators. I blame Kurt Vonnegut. :)

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