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Flash Fiction by Written By A moody Pen: “One day you’ll grow into a beautiful swan!” “Uh . . . I’d rather remain a duck, thanks.” @WOLIWAIS

 

“One day you’ll grow into a beautiful swan!”

“Uh . . . I’d rather remain a duck, thanks.”

 

 

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Excerpt #4: Tall Hair

No particular rant today. (Or maybe I had one and just forgot?)

Just happy I’ve finally progressed to introducing a character into the story without threats and death knells ringing. 😛 Of course, that definitely isn’t all that’s happened in the story thus far. But by looking at the excerpts I’ve posted alone, it does seem like it’s trying too hard to be gloomy.

Hence, a change. 😉

 

Et voila.

 

@WOLIWAIS. Story Excerpt: "...A woman decked in pink ruffles and very tall hair strode in..."

 

 

Excerpt #3 – Ominous Ride

Maybe October and the whole Halloween connection influenced the mood of this excerpt. But then again, I ain’t exactly writing about butterflies and honeysuckle in this story. 😛

I’ve actually made very, very slow progress this month. Because, at first, I just blanked out and couldn’t figure out how to move forward in the story without jumping entire chapters altogether. And then I got so busy that I didn’t even have time to just double-click on the document and stare at it for a while in the hopes of being clobbered by inspiration if I stared at it hard enough. *Sigh!*

On the other hand, I have written more than two chapters now. So while I still have a loooong way to go, at least I’m not at a stand-still again. (And maybe being proud of completing two chaps is pathetic(?) — I don’t know — but I’m still proud of it anyway. So yay!) 🙂

 

Well, that’s all I really have to rant about this time. I’ve just been busy with completing actual paying projects and a number of other do-or-die (sort of) commitments recently. But hopefully this month will see more progress.

Anyways. Down to the excerpt:

 

#Story / #Novel #Excerpt. @WOLIWAIS. "...The ride there had been jerky and uncomfortable with plenty of ominous silences and subverted, threatening remarks from the guards. And the looming stone castle they'd finally stopped in front of had been more intimidating than stone walls had any right to be..."

 

Winter Woods – Book Review / Korean Webtoon Review

[Author’s Note: This is both a spoiler in some ways and yet not at all a spoiler. Because I myself am only a few chapters in. So, if anything, I consider any information I’ve revealed about the story a mere glimpse into what it might really be about.]


Winter Woods Manhwa Review by Written By A Moody Pen. @WOLIWAIS. One of the stories I’m currently reading is Winter Woods, a manhwa I came across by accident rather than by any reference. At the moment, the story’s progressing pretty slowly. And I’ve not even gotten half-way through it. But it’s damn interesting. (My penchant for tales with a deep psychological bent helps too.) So. Here’s what I got so far: It’s about an immortal “Frankenstein’s Monster” type character, who is alive in every scientific sense except one — He has no heartbeat. Emotionally and psychologically, though, one could almost say he isn’t alive at all. For, he reacts to external stimuli, but he has no idea what emotions are. He feels pain, but it looks as though he is just startled by it, even when subjected to it in extremes. In a sense, he is like a child who has no moral compass whatsoever, or any social context. There’s no bias, no preconceived notions, no visible sense of right or wrong; there’s just curiosity. And it just makes the whole story so wonderfully nuanced! There’s also plenty here to hint at past abuse and neglect, both from the being’s creator as well as from the scientists who found him and experimented on him for a while. In fact, this entire thing starts as a way for one of these current scientists/researchers to test out whether or not he could be brought “truly” alive — that is, both physically and emotionally alive. And the only one who isn’t aware of the scheme is the one they’ve deemed fit to be exposed to him and get him “alive”. (And, this person’s a writer, by the way. One who took him in because it looked like he had an interesting story she could get at. She is also the one who named him “Winter Woods”, as he told her that he had no name when they first met.) Aside from that, there’s a serial killer in their midst whose trend might be mercy killings and suicide requests — but that’s not been fully confirmed yet. There is also a kind, blind woman who is in love with that serial killer but doesn’t find out about his “job” until later chapters. And there are other characters, backstories, and ominous foreshadowings sprinkled liberally throughout the story as well. Hence, at the moment, with so much going on in the story already, I’m really enjoying it. 
Source Credit: http://mangapark.me/manga/winter-woods

 

One of the stories I’m currently reading is Winter Woods, a manhwa I came across by accident rather than by any reference.

At the moment, the story’s progressing pretty slowly. And I’ve not even gotten half-way through it. But it’s damn interesting. (My penchant for tales with a deep psychological bent helps too.)

So. Here’s what I got so far:

It’s about an immortal “Frankenstein’s Monster” type character, who is alive in every scientific sense except one — He has no heartbeat. Emotionally and psychologically, though, one could almost say he isn’t alive at all. For, he reacts to external stimuli, but he has no idea what emotions are. He feels pain, but it looks as though he is just startled by it, even when subjected to it in extremes.

In a sense, he is like a child who has no moral compass whatsoever, or any social context. There’s no bias, no preconceived notions, no visible sense of right or wrong; there’s just curiosity. And it just makes the whole story so wonderfully nuanced!

There’s also plenty here to hint at past abuse and neglect, both from the being’s creator as well as from the scientists who found him and experimented on him for a while. In fact, this entire thing starts as a way for one of these current scientists/researchers to test out whether or not he could be brought “truly” alive — that is, both physically and emotionally alive. And the only one who isn’t aware of the scheme is the one they’ve deemed fit to be exposed to him and get him “alive”. (And, this person’s a writer, by the way. One who took him in because it looked like he had an interesting story she could get at. She is also the one who named him “Winter Woods”, as he told her that he had no name when they first met.)

 

Winter Woods Manhwa Review by Written By A Moody Pen @WOLIWAIS. One of the stories I’m currently reading is Winter Woods, a manhwa I came across by accident rather than by any reference. At the moment, the story’s progressing pretty slowly. And I’ve not even gotten half-way through it. But it’s damn interesting. (My penchant for tales with a deep psychological bent helps too.) So. Here’s what I got so far: It’s about an immortal “Frankenstein’s Monster” type character, who is alive in every scientific sense except one — He has no heartbeat. Emotionally and psychologically, though, one could almost say he isn’t alive at all. For, he reacts to external stimuli, but he has no idea what emotions are. He feels pain, but it looks as though he is just startled by it, even when subjected to it in extremes. In a sense, he is like a child who has no moral compass whatsoever, or any social context. There’s no bias, no preconceived notions, no visible sense of right or wrong; there’s just curiosity. And it just makes the whole story so wonderfully nuanced! There’s also plenty here to hint at past abuse and neglect, both from the being’s creator as well as from the scientists who found him and experimented on him for a while. In fact, this entire thing starts as a way for one of these current scientists/researchers to test out whether or not he could be brought “truly” alive — that is, both physically and emotionally alive. And the only one who isn’t aware of the scheme is the one they’ve deemed fit to be exposed to him and get him “alive”. (And, this person’s a writer, by the way. One who took him in because it looked like he had an interesting story she could get at. She is also the one who named him “Winter Woods”, as he told her that he had no name when they first met.) Aside from that, there’s a serial killer in their midst whose trend might be mercy killings and suicide requests — but that’s not been fully confirmed yet. There is also a kind, blind woman who is in love with that serial killer but doesn’t find out about his “job” until later chapters. And there are other characters, backstories, and ominous foreshadowings sprinkled liberally throughout the story as well. Hence, at the moment, with so much going on in the story already, I’m really enjoying it. 
Source Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/536069161874959675/

 

Aside from that, there’s a serial killer in their midst whose trend might be mercy killings and suicide requests — but that’s not been fully confirmed yet. There is also a kind, blind woman who is in love with that serial killer but doesn’t find out about his “job” until later chapters. And there are other characters, backstories, and ominous foreshadowings sprinkled liberally throughout the story as well.

Hence, at the moment, with so much going on in the story already, I’m really enjoying it. 🙂

 


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