How to Kill a God : a wip introduction
Mythopoeia | Upper Young Adult/New Adult | Literary Fiction
Writing first draft
Point of View:
First person, present tense
Moving forward from the past, being lost in life, unconditional love being tested, embracing your own power, following your dreams, taking chances, and appreciating the beauty of nature.
A childhood friends to lovers slow burn romance, a bit of found family, a heist or two, brotherly love, wrestling with religious beliefs, betrayals, one familial war, secrets and lies, and much more!
Death, smoking, strong langauge, notes of classicism, and grief.
The goddess Fate has a plan for us all. She is one of Universe’s daughters; her will is absolute. No single man is able to defy her. No matter what hell or high water she decides to force you through, the only thing you can do is sit back and let her have her way with you. Even if it’s in her divine, absolute will to make your life a living hell.
Hence is the case with Allister Haze. At what point through a series of heartaches will he discover within himself, the ability to defy her? To take his life into his own hands, and seek to build back up the foundations that she has destroyed... Surely it will be before it’s too late. Surely it will be before she strips young Allister away not only from his friends, but of the only family he has left, his very own twin brother. Surely... Won’t it?
How to Kill a God is a character driven novel in progress, estimated to be around 100k+ words when I’m finished writing it. Sooo if this sort of thing interests you, stick around for updates!
I don’t want to give away too much info about this babe because I’m aiming for it to be published one day. Plus I want a lot of the story events to be a surprise. Buuut I suppose I’m allowed to do a quick little character introduction as well. That’s below the cut if you’re interested!
Meet the Cast!
Allister Haze: the explorer
The story’s protagonist. At the ripe young age of 18, Allister is the very definition of a dreamer. He strives to achieve his dreams of becoming an explorer, but lacks a plan on how to get there. This doesn’t stop him from dreaming and encouraging others to do the same.
Allister is the adventurous type. He loves to try new things, go to new places, and wants to travel the world one day. He is also deathly curious. So much so that it can get him in trouble sometimes.
Preston Haze: the intellect
Allister’s twin brother, the more introverted one. He doesn’t have as many friends, let alone friends his own age. He’s very intelligent, but has a bad tendency to hide his feelings from everyone - including himself - until they explode. This means a lot of little white lies and secrets pile up over time.
Similarly, he can be pretty sarcastic. There’s nothing he loves more than teasing Allister. At the end of the day, however, Preston still cares a lot for those close to him.
William and Godfrey: the butlers
William and Godfrey are the two head butlers that work in the Haze estate. They’ve had their jobs for the twins’ entire lives. They’re the ones who helped raise the boys from birth. As such, they’re all very close. Their relationship resembles that of a close family member’s, as opposed to the typical master and servant. Raising a couple of rich twin boys isn’t easy, but William and Godfrey try their hardest!
Madison ‘Maddie’ Schyler: the fashion designer
Maddie and Mak are childhood friends of Allister and Preston. Just like them, Maddie is also aged 18. She is a very caring soul, and also hard working. She’s very dedicated both to the people on her life, and to her workplace. Maddie a woman of the fashion world, you see. She’s a designer and has her own online boutique. She is in love with Allister and tries hard to make him notice her in that light, but his obliviousness always wins instead.
Makenzie ‘Mak’ Schyler: the artist
Maddie’s little sister. She’s 16, so she still in high school. Mak is a fun-loving free-spirit, opting to let next to nothing get her down. She is Preston’s closest friend outside of his immediate family, and also his love interest.
Mikko and Fingal Moroni: the scalawags
Mikko and Fingal are a pair of brothers that Allister is friends with. Mikko is the younger one, 18. Fingal is a bit older, at age 20.
These two aren’t rich by any means. No, they’re a part of the common people, the ones who need to work a job in order to earn a living. Fingal does just this, and tries to get Mikko to get one also. Heaven knows they need the extra income. But nope! Mikko refuses to get a job, opting instead to gain money by... other means.
The Moroni brothers are the very definition of trouble in the minds of the common city folk. Mikko is a drunkard who loves to flirt, tease, bet, gamble, and enjoy the occasional cigarette. Fingal is his stoic yet responsible older brother who is dead inside and constantly smoking.
Percival ‘Perci’ James: the photographer
Allister’s other friend. Percival James is, by all means, a little ball of anxiety. He cannot handle stress at all, which doesn’t bode well considering how easily he gets worried about literally anything. He’s just 17, so he’s still in high school. It’s his last year though, so he’s almost out. As such, he needs to start thinking about his future.
His passion lies with photography, yet he feels like he can’t make a career out of it. Perci feels like he should go to college for a career that guarantees success, like that of a doctor. The main issue with that, however, is how college isn’t free and Perci’s family isn’t part of the rich elite like Maddie, Mak, and the Haze twins. Perci is a very bright young lad though, so no matter what he chooses to do, his mind and strong spirit will carry him through.
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THE DARE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
It's been almost a week since that day, since the day Susan chose me for that dare.
And not a day in this past week passed without that moment playing in my head.
I practically can't stop thinking about her..
I assumed Susan would want to talk to me after that day, but she didn't even wave at me.!
She just looked at me and thats all about it.
I feel so pissed. Like what was the need to ruin the friendship?
I am sure she must have forgotten everything about that day. Or maybe not..
God this kills! Why am i feeling this way?
That is the sole reason why I hate this entire idea of feelings or whatever this is.
She is just a girl. I kept telling myslef. But then this girl is Susan!
My mind and my heart were quarreling with one another, over something which was too damn difficult for me to comprehend.
I was muddled in my own thoughts when I felt a strong pull on my arm, I stumbled, and fell down, hitting my head against the concrete.
"What is the matter with you? Why have you been acting so dumb lately? This is the third time in the week I have saved you. What is the matter? Why were you trodding so absent- mindedly?" Susan began shooting me with never ending questions.
But that is what is the problem. I dont know what has happened to me! She was asking me the questions the answers to which I myself didnt know...
" You got to be more careful Stevie. I dont know what is it with you? You never have been this way!" shouted Susan.
" How do you care? Don't shout at me that way! When you choose not to talk to me for an entire week owing to some stupid dare, you have no right to shout at me the way you just did!" I shouted back at her.
"I...? I didn't talk to you because I did not know how to face you after that dare. It might have been a dare for you, but for me, it was the truth. And no one is unaware of how low you think about relationships. That's why I was scared! I was scared you hated me!"
She shouted back at me and stormed off.
I ran towards her and pulled her arm to stop her. I made her face me, and when I saw her, and her eyes were drenched with tears. Her pearl like beautiful eyes that reflected nothing but happiness were all wet now. She didn't look in my eyes directly. I nudged her and made her eyes come in contact with mine, I peered deep into her beautiful eyes for about a minute and then the words, "I love you Susan" left my mouth.
She stared at me for almost a minute that felt like a decade and finally said, "I love you too Stevie" and hugged me tight!
And that's when i finally realized that I too could have a love story!
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