The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 11.

It all began here, with a harmless little story from Addy.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com

You’ll have to dig around between Addy’s blog and mine for Chapters 1 to 11.

Now, it seems, he has an artist interested in illustrating our story. Steampunk rules!

Over to you, Addy!

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 9.

Yes, it’s been a while. Here’s the next chapter in the steampunk-inspired epic started by your friend and mine, Addy.

It began here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-6

The links to all earlier chapters can be found from the link above.

Chapters 7 and 8 can be found here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-8

And it’s been bouncing between his blog and mine ever since. Enjoy.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 7.

This is my next chapter in the steampunk-inspired story begun by Addy. Go here for all the links to the previous chapters.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-6

Addy likes trying to paint me into a corner, so here’s my effort at doing it to him.

Enjoy.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 5 Part 2.

Scope, scale, and escalation. I like making a story bigger by peeking into the personality and thinking of a character. Prince Kaustikos becomes Regent Cyanide and then the King of the Ruled. With names like those, he needs to be a real bastard. Here he is, and here are the links to the rest of the story.

Addy wrote Chapter 1 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

I wrote Chapter 2 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-2-fanfic

He wrote Chapter 3 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-3

I wrote Chapter 4 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-4

Chapter 5 is here and introduces Pryderi, the forgotten son of the King and a captain of an Unruled warship:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-5

Part 2 introduces Cyanide.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 5.

What began as a short story Addy emailed to me has taken on a life of its own. In this chapter I wanted to dig into the background of the Steampunk Captain. Perhaps Addy or SouldierGirl or maybe you would like to have a shot at expanding this or another character. Don’t be shy. It’s a bit of fun. We’re not writing Hemingway here.

Here are all the links you need from the beginning of the tale.

Addy wrote Chapter 1 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

I wrote Chapter 2 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-2-fanfic

He wrote Chapter 3 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-3

I wrote Chapter 4 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-4

Now I’ve written Chapter 5 here because I’m wordy and prolific and everyone else is a slacker I have to drag along, kicking and hopefully screaming.

Enjoy.

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The Heist on Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 2. (Fanfic)

This is a fanfic based on one of my favourite emerging writers, Addy.

His story began here, with The Heist of the Silver Knights Bank.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

Below is my fanfic ‘next chapter’. Enjoy.

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The Queen’s Guard. Part I.

I really enjoy watching a very basic idea take on a life of its own. It’s the greatest pleasure I get from writing; having new ideas pop up and take the story in directions I would never have planned if I concerned myself with story arcs, scenes, and all the technical correctness required if you write for money or the hope of money.

This story kept surprising me, and I can’t count the number of times I smiled as I finished one sentence only to have a new idea emerge that made the next sentence even more fun to write. I like this story.

The motivation initially came from two sources. Addy is writing a mythical world-building story that I really enjoy, and in recent news the Queen’s Guard in England had yet another run-in with an incredibly ignorant tourist.

I took the basic ideas of both of the above, in that this story is set in an alternative reality and involves the Queen’s Guard. As it progressed, the story became something else entirely, so I let it be what it wanted to be. Readers of some of my other stuff know that I like to hurt my heroes. A lot. In this story, there are several heroes and I hurt them all catastrophically.

My apologies in advance to my friends, who are characters in this story. I belted the shit out of all of you. This one’s for you.

Gigoid: (as Ned)

http://gigoid.me

Addy: (as Aiden)

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com

Warjna: (as Vanessa)

https://warjna.wordpress.com

SouldierGirl:  (as Souldier/Kirsten)

http://souldiergirl.com

Thumbup: (as Vickilin)

http://livelovelaughdotme2.com

Special Guest Appearance by Bob the Wordless: (as Guard Robert).

Enjoy.

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Trickle Into Me / Regenesis.

This begins with a poem written by Souldier Girl.

http://souldiergirl.com/2015/05/21/trickle-into-me

There are so many things to like about it, and it gave me an idea so I wrote a short fanfic underneath the poem. The idea that hit me was about time travel, so my story begins at the end at the end of this poem and works its way back to the beginning.

Here’s SG’s ‘Trickle Into Me’. Followed by my interpretation: Regenesis.

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Petrichor.

This short came about via Thumbup posting about ‘Petrichor’, which is a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. This is a slight divergence from the recent trilogy that began from Souldier Girl’s image and poem, and which unleashed Unlocked on an unsuspecting and largely oblivious public. This one is more metaphysical and comes with a warning:

:::Self-harm:::

The idea for that came from painkills2.  https://painkills2.wordpress.com

She likes to write about really distressing stuff that I can’t bring myself to read much but which mostly needs to be written. Others might find their names slightly modified, as referential characters.

Here’s Petrichor.

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The Soul Keeper.

The ‘better angels of my nature’ like it when I write stories like this. I generally don’t listen to them, because what the angels are implying makes me uncomfortable.

This story had its genesis in a few others, most notably in a picture and poem by Souldier Girl.

http://souldiergirl.com/2015/04/21/my-yesterday-2

The first story is here: Unlocked. https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/unlocked

From that story and the comments in it, I wrote Psychosphere.

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/psychosphere

The Soul Keeper is the progression of both of them, and I suppose as far as sending a message can go on a barely-read blog, I wanted to say that not all men are evil, that not all women are innocent, and that somewhere in the Great Somewhere, there is a consciousness that wastes nothing.

Thanks for this sometimes personally painful but nevertheless worth-writing collection go to:

Souldier Girl. http://souldiergirl.com

Addy: https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com

Gigoid: http://gigoid.me

Thumbup: http://livelovelaughdotme2.com

Here’s The Soul Keeper.

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Unlocked.

I really like the following short story. It was directly inspired by a poem I reblogged

http://souldiergirl.com/2015/04/21/my-yesterday-2

from Souldier Girl

http://souldiergirl.com

The story is about domestic violence, and once again I drew inspiration from a hauntingly beautiful image from Souldier Girl. I’ve called it ‘Eyes Behind Bars’. I’d like to thank and acknowledge SG for allowing me to use the image, and I’d like to encourage you to read her blog. Quoting myself 😉 on the reblog:

“Souldier Girl is a rare talent. Why we’re giving (paid) oxygen to poorly written and uninteresting shit when there are mixed media artists like her out there is beyond me. Her whole blog belongs in a high-end book on a bestseller’s list.”

So, thank you SG for all of it; the courage, the blog, and for allowing me to use what I needed. Here’s Unlocked.

SouldierGirl eyesbehindbars

“Georgie Porgie, Puddin’ and Pie,

Hit the girl and made her cry,

When the boy came out to play

Georgie Porgie had a hospital stay.”

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