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Holy fishsticks...

Well... my god.

Guess what happened? Go on.. guess. No? I'll tell you then:

I made it into Warren Ellis' Die Puny Humans blog!

I am seriously bouncing right now... bouncing I tell you! *Glee*

What with? Well it was for his Fast Fiction Friday, and now its being read by all those people. Pretty much I concider that a Warren Ellis stamp of approval on me, so I am now joyous and.. still bouncing.

Whoohoo!

What did I send to him? Well I sent an edited intro for Twilight to him, it could only be 200 words so I had to edit and trim a bit. Thought I'd post the full thing for anyone that may swing my way. Regular people may have seen the meat of this before. This is really a boost to me... as I said to Warren in his journal... from now on, something, anything - even if it is only 200 words - shall go in my LJ every week. Every damn week.. all from Twilight.

Twilight: Prophecy.

London is steeped in history. It’s lousy with it. Walk down any street and you will find it. Statues that proclaim to whoever will read that someone they’ve never heard of did something they don’t care about on this very spot. Street names ring with the forgotten meanings of yester-year. Hanging Swords Alley, or St Tweezers Lane. Who was St Tweezer? The world may never know.

London is bloated with nightlife. From the ever-dark of the lower levels, to the channelled natural light of Notting Hill Heights. As soon as the sun goes down the revellers come out, into the night. Into the thousands of venues that wait, just for them. Flashy neon lights beam down on their gleaming, sickly faces as they enter nightclubs to dance their minds away, to forget who they are, to live in the moment, to be someone else, to have someone else… just for one night.

London is busy. Never ending streams of traffic run through the streets, pumping people and products around like lifeblood. By day they look like ants, by night – the most fabulous glow worms. The hustle and bustle of daily life flows around the city, infecting every pore, until it is just one beautiful stream of information… travelling from destination to destination, glistening in the night.

London is new. Shiny spires tower over old roofs, constant regeneration. Old buildings are added to and evolve like a forest in time-lapse photography. New technology makes buildings think and respond to their occupants every need. Rebuilt a thousand times, the city is modern, the city has money, the city has people, the city is the only place to live.

London is where the world will end... but not tonight.

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( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
xerne
15th Jul, 2004 21:25 (UTC)
You paint a gorgeous picture of London. Congrats on the posting.
darkcryst
16th Jul, 2004 03:33 (UTC)
Thank you!
mind_opened
15th Jul, 2004 21:35 (UTC)
CONGRATS MY FRIEND! And what a great intro piece!! Now I'm really looking forward to your Twilight postings. Maybe I'm daft but I've been hanging around here for quite some time now and I do believe that is the first I seen of it.
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darkcryst
17th Jul, 2004 06:24 (UTC)
Re: as always...
you're too kind hon :)
sterilespells
16th Jul, 2004 04:21 (UTC)
I really love your writing style... it makes me want to read it out loud and to me thats the sign of a good writer. You really need to get this book finished, I can't wait to read it all. Its like starting a great book that you can't put down and then leaving it on the train, i feel disappointed that i can't have the next part... i need it. so bloody write it!!!
rethought
16th Jul, 2004 04:24 (UTC)
*bounces* That is awesome! Woot!

Perhaps this will lead to all manner of fame? :)
darkcryst
17th Jul, 2004 06:22 (UTC)
Heh, perhpas, but I doubt that right now.

Its certainly happend to be a bit of a kick up the ass for me tho, which is good. I need that now and again.
twilight4ever
16th Jul, 2004 06:40 (UTC)
Who was St Tweezer?
the person who invented tweezers??

lovely writing! i enjoy scifi, especially when the words paint such a lovely picture for my imagination to ingest..i want more! MOOORREE!!!
darkcryst
17th Jul, 2004 06:21 (UTC)
Lol, no.. probably not that guy.

There will be more, I promise!
twilight4ever
17th Jul, 2004 15:23 (UTC)
well, i thought it was a good guess anyway. heh.

great! looking forward to it!
mecamind
17th Jul, 2004 18:57 (UTC)
Congrat's you downtrodden Englishman, you!
My god man, its touching and terribly accurate...
darkcryst
19th Jul, 2004 18:10 (UTC)
Re: Congrat's you downtrodden Englishman, you!
Thanks!

Hope your car issues get sorted man, car problems suck:(

btw - posted some more :)
mrs_silmarwen
18th Jul, 2004 15:46 (UTC)
Can't wait to see more of this story, so I would like to friend you. :)
darkcryst
18th Jul, 2004 15:51 (UTC)
feel free! :)

Always welcome :)
mrs_silmarwen
19th Jul, 2004 04:41 (UTC)
Thanks! Will do. :)
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