Monday, 9 December 2013

Bumps, bruises, scrapes and gashes....

Henly, and Aurora

Training time in the dome. This was a fun part to write. I loved creating Aurora, and experimenting with what went where. My absolute favorite part was creating the training room. When I wrote it down I pictured the cover of Stephen Kings novel, Under the Dome, and went from there.
So a little background to Henly, and the excerpt. Henly's a runner, but after spending months in quarantine it's hard for her to learn all of these new survival tricks that are supposed to save her life. This is where Henly learns how to become a Militaris, but through it all she still gets beat up pretty good. Here's a small excerpt and some great photos... 

Everything here is so fast paced that my days go by in a blur of bruises, scrapes, gashes, and several trips to Ellie. She is starting to think I have a death wish, which after everything I’ve been through, would be absurd. My body is still adjusting from the months I spent deteriorating in quarantine. I thought it would be easier for me to adjust to all of this training, but it’s taken weeks for me to get back to what I used to be, and still I'm not even close. The air around the dome is getting warmer, I close my eyes for a moment and try to picture it, but with no luck I fall in line with the others. Some look to be in their mid to late forties while others look as young as thirteen, fourteen. At the table there are several different kinds of guns, knives, grenades, bows, and arrows. I hear the trainer explain how to use the smaller weapons in hand-to-hand combat against the Deviations. That’s what they call them, Deviations. The televisions around the dome show both what the Deviations look like, and the proper ways to attack one.

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