NaNoWriMo 2016 (U)OST

This year’s NaNoWriMo is heavily based on the visual novel Umineko: When They Cry. Consequently, I’m imagining a soundtrack very much like Umineko’s, for if my story were also turned into a visual novel.

(I have to resist the urge to actually do this in December. I don’t have the art skills or access to the right set of backgrounds, and transferring text into visual novel format is slow going.)

Anyway, I’m effectively building a soundtrack out of songs from Umineko and elsewhere. So if you want to know what my novel sounds like, you can check it out here.…

Determination (Part 5 of ?)

(part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 | part 5)

It had been good to see everybody. At the start they had caught up, and everyone had reacted with the expected shock and sympathy at Matthew’s near-accident and commiseration concerning the strange power outage at work. But throughout the session he still felt a nagging sense of unease, and so as everyone bustled about exchanging goodbyes, Matthew quietly asked the pastor if he could talk with her for a few minutes once everyone was gone. He waved goodbye to the last few members of…

Determination (Part 4 of ?)

(part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 | part 5)

It was Wednesday before Matthew stopped nervously scanning roads for any signs of out-of-control drivers. Several days of mundane and slow-moving urban traffic had worn the edge off of his adrenaline, and things were finally getting back to normal. He felt like he was cheating, somehow, that a near-death experience should have a more lasting effect on his psyche.

Then again, it’s not like I want to be afraid of sidewalks.

It was Wednesday, and that meant Matthew’s Bible study group was meeting tonight…

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