So, while some of you may know the other WIP I’m working on, Icarus Sun, I also write a lot of what I call ‘first page stories’ in my down time. These are basically stories that I write in times of high-stress to unwind or when I have writers block to get inspiration flowing. Normally, they never get past the first page (hence the name).
But… then this one happened. And it’s become my go-to fun, free, unwinding story. In fact, it’s actually gotten moving quite a bit more than just the first page.
So I figured, why not see how far I can take it? And decided to focus all my unwinding writing time into this story instead of a bunch of tiny ones.
Here’s the link if you want to play it:
Model Citizens: Unmasked
Here’s a blurb about the story if you don’t want to go in blind:
It’s a story about a world full of heroes with odd and amazing powers! But… you’re not one of them. You don’t have powers, and you don’t plan to go and fight crime. No, you’re just a model, everyday citizen. A reporter, in fact, tied into the events of heroes but never really a part of them…
Except for one (well, two, but thats already said and done), little exception.
You work for The Nickelport Rust, a controversial paper known for one reason and one reason only.
Here’s some important info about this project:
So, Model Citizens is an idea I had a while back- a couple of ideas actually.
I love superhero books, and I know there’re a lot of amazing ones here already, but like I said I’m not really going into this thing with a very serious attitude (this one is really just relaxation for me, just a fun, lighthearted, actiony thing to do), and I wanted to explore the world of superheroes from a couple of different perspective.
So… if all goes as is (kinda??) planned out in my head, this would be the first of (four? three? I’m kinda winging it) books exploring a city full of superheroes from people who aren’t heroes themselves. The Reporter, The Henchman, The Officer, (And maybe the psychologist? I thought it’d be fun to write a story about a psychologist for heroes or something I’m not sure).
The books themselves would be unrelated save for the setting and maybe a few tie-ins with reoccuring NPCs and mentions of old MCs.
So, will all this actually happen? And when? Well…
This is a story I’m writing for fun and relaxation.
My main book is Icarus Sun, that’s the one I’m focusing on and that’s the one I’m more worried about finishing.
I’m gonna be upfront, updates are going to be slow and scarce with Unmasked. This is going to remain something that I write to relax, or to gain inspiration. I’ll just focus on this one alone during those times instead of scattering it about several smaller stories.
Maybe after I finish Icarus Sun I’ll focus on this one more, and the whole Model Citizens idea in general. But until then… well like I’ve said over and over this is a fun story. I figured that if I was going to put a li’l more focus in it… well, I’d want you guys to have fun with it too.
Even then, I have a couple of other ideas I’m toying around with as my ‘post-Icarus Sun’ stories, and I kinda like having the story I don’t have to take too seriously, the story I can keep lighthearted and a little sarcastic and just have for fun, y’know?
So… it’ll be slow. It’ll be slow but it’ll be done for kicks and to have fun with it. So I hope you have some fun with it as well, and stick around for this relaxed li’l ride.
Excerpt Locations For The Quizzically Minded
Short Lucy Romance Example: Post 678
Short Raf Romance Example: Post 689
Short Yolanda Romance Example: Post 812
A Miniature Murder-Short Story in Nickelport: Posts 672-674
Eileen, V, and Jacob Romance Examples are all on Post 921
Short Ricky Romance Example is on Post 857
Short Sad Ricky Romance Example #2 is on Post 988
Fun Lucy Example #2 This Time from Her Perspective is on Post 1001
Extra-Short Raf Short on Post 1056