Posted by: Schuyler R. Thorpe | January 14, 2012

Tragedy Seems To Be The Focal Point In My Writing

It seems that the common denominator in my writing is that every Starchild of Ancient Lore has some kind of personal loss or tragedy connected with their lives. Something that spurs them on–for good or bad. (Shrugs.)

But it makes for GREAT storytelling.

Let’s see: Keron Sogi’kiagta has lost her only son to the mysteries of the universe (no telling what happened to him at this point in the first book or second), and her life mate to the space parasite known as a Devourer.

Isis McGowan lost a chance at having a normal childhood through her father’s absence and subsequent imprisonment–where she harbors an intense bitterness towards the Praetorial Guard because of it.

Cara Hastings (the daughter of Captain Rayna Hastings) has a vendetta against Isis McGowan for some alleged wrongs committed during her life.

Kirin Isan lost her people to mysterious circumstances due to the possible interference with a dark matter life form prowling the universe for life energy. (Still unresolved yet in the third book. What’s written so far holds no real clue.)

And Ishira Meili witnessed the destruction of her people at the hands of Nemesis–only to go on a personal vendetta against the former Starchild of Ancient Lore in a bid for vengeance. This incident splits the Realm of Dreams and everyone residing in it into two camps as a result of her actions, and creates a lasting schism between the Watchers and the Ancient Ones.

So no HEA anywhere in this book series. (Shrugs)

Come to think of it, I don’t see *any* of my current WIPs having a happy ending. At least not in the classic sense of the word. Everything reads like a Shakespearean or Greek tragedy that’s sometimes more of a downer than an uplifting experience.

Dark and foreboding. Chalk it up to my own rough childhood and depressing adult lifestyle.

(May explain why I’m on so many medications. ^_^)


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