First and foremost, I wanted to take a moment and say 'Thank you'. I'm glad that all of you enjoyed 'Lost' so much; particularly since it was experimental. In short, I had read something that got my brain buzzing: 'What language does a deaf person think in?' It got me thinking about what it would be like to remove one of these key elements in description; i.e. one of the character's senses. Since I could easily go either direction, deaf or blind, I felt that a blind character would be able to translate a more thrilling story for the little creature feature running around in my head.
Who knows, maybe I'll do a deaf one sometime. Need to think on that one.
However! All the same, I'm glad you guys enjoyed it. I know a few of you were requesting more and I'm debating on it. I feel it's likely that if I revisit Cecilia's world, it may be as a collection of short stories revolving around the 'creatures' and mankind's interaction with them. Yet, I'm still not sure. I was actually growing very close to Cecilia and Gordo both. Cecilia in particular was actually supposed to die at the end. My intent was to end with the same sound of her heart beat slowing down as it had sped up at the beginning of the story; specifically as she died in the vacuum of space where there is, ironically, no exterior sounds.
But I just couldn't do it.
I chewed on it and considered how to get there and I just didn't want to. As many of you pointed out, Cecilia had been desperately hurt and writing and reading her pain was actually kind of taxing on an emotional level. I wanted her safe and I wanted her to escape the 'creatures'. I wanted her to get out of there.
Also, I love Gordo. He is fat and fun. But I'm just making excuses here.
I unno, maybe I'm a bit crazy, but I have a bad tendency of creating a situation and characters and just kind of going along for the ride. It's almost like I'm finding out the story as it comes out of my fingers...at least for the good ones. Might need to get checked out for schizophrenia, but hey.
That aside, I may revisit it, but I'm not sure. The likelihood of hitting the overarching world is more likely than returning to Cecila herself, but I'll let you know. For now, I promised to return to 'Kappa in my Closet' and I feel like I owe it to all of us just because the story will be a bit more light hearted than the panic-fueled world of 'Lost'.
So, let me leave you with this question. 'Lost' was born from an experiment...a test of my own writing skills to see how well I could cover a blind character's interaction with the world without writing her as 'LOL! I can't see! 8D' My question to you is this:
Have you ever done any experimental pieces to
stretch your writing capabilities?
As always, I'd love to hear from you, the readers. Have a wonderful day and I look forward to you joining us again soon.