Lightning Strikes Twice: Part 3? There’s a title for you. At this point it should be Lightning Strikes Thrice…
Anyway, the funny part about having a Tuesday/Thursday update schedule is that you have many more days to write the Tuesday update than the Thursday update. To my relief, this update came pretty easily.
As mentioned in my last post, I’m going to try to update twice rather than once weekly starting this month. It’ll happen on Tuesday and Thursday. If it turns out that I can make it regularly, I may try for three.
That being said, initially at least, it won’t be much different in terms of actual word count for the week.
So this is the end of this section of the story. Really, I suppose it’s end of the beginning. What I’m hoping to do with the next section is try for twice weekly updates. I’m not sure that that’s possible because I’m attempting to simultaneously run a small business (web development), raise kids, and write a completely separate novel, but hey, I’ll try.
Mind you, each update may be shorter than the last few, but who knows…
Eric Burns manages to include some entertaining stuff at the beginning of his updates. Alexandra Erin generally has a humorously misleading subtitle. What do I have? Nothing but a paragraph long ramble.
Another update. This one’s up a bit later than usual, but hey, it’s up.
I don’t know whether anyone else cares, but I’m at least happy that I’m getting to a part of the story in which I get to imagine the larger community’s response to Nick’s actions.
Another installment in this serial. As ever, it includes things that I’m happy with and a few things that I’d like to fix.
One odd thing I noticed recently is that this story includes a character named Nick and a town named Jericho. Over at Tribe, a story I only began to read within the last couple weeks, I noticed that there’s a character named Nick and a town named Jericho. Fortunately, the characters are utterly different and Tribe’s Jericho is the main setting whereas this story’s Jericho was mentioned once and never will be again.
Well, enough commentary, click through to read the story.
Continuing the story…
Cassie held out the latest issue of “Double V,” flipping the front half of the magazine under the back to make it easier to hold. She pointed to an article titled “Twelve Threats: New and Notable.”
Halfway down the list of new supervillains was a picture of a group of men and women with automatic rifles. Below the text it said:
Syndicate L: A growing criminal organization originating in the northeast but with connections throughout the country, it specializes in acquiring materials-both legal and illegal. Staffed primarily by normal, unmodified humans, it employs a few supers as hired muscle.
“We could take them,” she said. “Not the whole group, but definitely a local branch.”
I stood by my locker, flipping my eyes between the magazine and her face.
This was the part where (in her mind) I should now be saying, “Great, let’s go out tonight and take on organized crime.”
Continue reading The Legion of Nothing–Chapter One: Villains and Vigilantes