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Astral started out as a dream of mine back in August 6th, 2015. After the dream, I quickly wrote it down in my dream journal and wondered if my art muses had finally given me an idea to run with. Reading it is quite interesting. It gives me a pretty good sense of how well I write when I’m half asleep and just having woken up. Granted the dream is just a basic jist of a moment and I, as a viewer, is just as lost as anyone else would be.
So building a story around this dream was pretty tough considering. There wasn’t any climax details, no idea what an Astral would or could be; Zip diddly do Nothing. So I started with creating the cat child. Who I decided to name Kit Tena. A bit funny on my part since I’m literally calling him a Kitten.
The dream is disclosed like this; --A boy in a black aura is standing outside searching, he’s trying to find something but he doesn’t know where to begin to look. He huffs and turns down the street to his home. Before he enters, he sees something white quickly pass by causing him to blink a few times and then begins to chase after it. What is it? It disappeared just as fast as it had came. He wonders what it was.
In a bedroom lies a child sleeping. His window lies open and the wind gently blows at his curtains almost playfully. A spark of light emanates and a shining cat jumps out from underneath the blankets and takes off through the window running free on the air with an innate curiosity. He chills on the side of the house randomly when a big fat cat decides to make chase after the small cat.
‘Go away you stupid cat!’ the small cat would think while bounding off into the air, watching the big cat halt in confusion.
‘Haha, that’s right- leave me alone’
his triumph was short lived when another figure approached him on the air and blasted the kitten with an energy that sent him spinning backward, the kitten’s form strips away into the form of a boy.
“Hey! What was that for!” he stood his ground in the air, giving a child like glare.
The figure sneered “Astral’s that are children shouldn’t be playing out side. Wake up brother!” the boy blinked when the figure said ‘wake up brother’
His world snapped into focus and he blearily opened his eyes to see his sister sitting there with a child like innocence.
“If you sleep all day, your brains will rot away! ” she giggled and bounded out the door.
He sat there in his bed, confused. Left with the same questions as last night. What was an Astral? Who was that man. This was probably the first morning that he felt sick, as if that energy the man blasted at him actually affected him. How though? It was just a dream? He shook his head and climbed out of bed and followed his sister out the door and down the stairs.--
Sometimes the smallest ideas turn out to be the biggest creation, I think, and I definitely feel like this is one of those cases. I have in store a lot of angst and I plan on wrenching hearts and putting Kit through hell and back (Nah, I'm actually just chucking him in hell and just leaving him there). Astral’s have been completely fleshed out and I can’t wait to get started and show you, the reader, this story.
amarin8388: Bottom Line: I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Science Fiction. During my reading, I thought many times that this would make a good story for a movie. It reminded me of the StarWars movie franchise, not because of the plot but because of the diversity of chara...
rudyoxborough46: An action-packed, mystical adventure awaits anyone wishing to read this novel. I’m amazed at how well you’ve managed to flesh out the characters in this book, and I hope to read more of your work.I’ve read books about goblins and elves and all that mumbo-jumbo before, and most accounts of these c...
Flik: Hi! ^.^ huge fan of yours on ff.net! When I saw the note about this contest on The Way We Smile, I couldn't help but rush over here, create an account, and vote! XD Seriously love this story and would recommend it to anyone! :D best FT fanfiction out there. Amazing story, amazing concept that wa...
Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...
Erin Crowley: The concept here is really strong, but the execution is definitely lacking. Tenses, grammar, etc are all off, with at least one or more errors per 'Page' on my phone. The writing style is almost broken- sentences move into each other awkwardly, and are filled with an excess of "filler words", lik...
Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...