Discussion Sign in to Comment Stanley Anderson · Author · added about 6 years ago Now that the couple has been "woken from their delusion", this scene felt like they were sobering up to what’s really going on. That, even though the mystery surrounding their situation allured them to begin with, they might actually be in danger. Everyone on the planet. Stanley Anderson · Author · added about 6 years ago When I wrote the scenes with the little runaway boy, I mainly wrote them because I wanted to reveal the object that was the cause of everything, even though it seems to remain a mystery as to how it has caused everything.But as I kept writing the scenes with the runaway boy, they gave me the room I needed for an internal debate to play itself out in the boy’s imagination as he’s trying to figure out what the wrench is. He asks new questions and some of the same questions with each new characteristic revealed by the object.It’s also a glimpse into how the one who is being hunted had stumbled into messing everything up. Pure human curiosity into the unknown. Hopefully, these scenes will not only be funny and entertaining, but help readers understand why the guy who is being hunted did what he did. Stanley Anderson · Author · edited about 6 years ago This whole scene was a time for the characters to forget everything and just enjoy themselves....although, the inevitable was always at the back of their minds. While the world sleeps, these characters borrow it for a time, carefree, unfettered, living in a make-believe moment that they fool themselves with....just to get themselves ready for the confrontation. The two couples basically have their own private honeymoons without having to adhere to societal norms or rules. Stanley Anderson · Author · added about 6 years ago Now that the seriousness of the situation has been touched upon, what does the guilty party do before meeting his fate? Why, discuss intimacy with his lover, of course!On the other hand, the one trying to pacify the situation exposes a little more of his intentions....but are they applauded? Stanley Anderson · Author · added about 6 years ago I thought this was one of the most interesting parts of this story. The point where all the so-called freedoms start to look different. Where the characters find out they aren’t free. Where their position in all this might be important, and that importance is scary. I also thought this scene personified the "quietness" that is the theme of this story. Yet, there comes something that shakes everything. A sign! Now, the rest of the story will unfold into the truth. Stanley Anderson · Author · added about 6 years ago After a big action scene, it’s time to drop back into mystery....specifically, about the wrench. The little boy really has no idea what he’s messing with, and he happens to get another visit, but from someone else even more mysterious. Just what is that mirror for, anyway? Or does it have many purposes? Stanley Anderson · Author · edited about 6 years ago · 1 like Action scenes are always fun, because I finally get to do some of the things I’ve wanted to do ever since watching or reading other action scenes in movies or books. I get to let loose, and since these "friends" are not from earth, the things they get to employ during battle just makes it that much more fun! Yes, at this point, we finally get to see how otherworldly these strange characters are. This is where science fiction and fantasy collide. Super abilities verses spaceships! Weeeeee! Stanley Anderson · Author · added about 6 years ago Now we spend some time with the one who is hunting the guilty party. And it’s a strange time. Is he also a messenger? This is a build-up to one of my favorite parts of the book. The couple futher explore their "freedom", but in doing so, they see what their freedom has cost others. Many many others.And at the same time, there are some reactions to the device that is at the center of the world coming to a stop. All this immaturity in disguise. What will be the effects once they are sobered? Stanley Anderson · Author · added about 6 years ago This next section is where things get a little creepy. The guilty party’s "friends" which, it’s obvious they aren’t quite human, express a dark side to them that just added to the strange silence of the world that is no longer comfortable. It’s becoming unnerving. I enjoyed writing the buildings and scenery in these moments. Since there aren’t a lot of people around, the scenery had to take up the slack by seeming to be alive and pleading for someone to make things right again.Meanwhile, let’s not forget about the little boy who is playing with the device that has stopped the world! Stanley Anderson · Author · edited about 6 years ago · 1 like New section up, and this part was definitely a neat exploration into the minds of the main couple who were entertaining the idea of having the world to themselves. The freedom. The possibilities. But this is a build up to the emergence of the one who has come to make things right. He appears, and delusions start to give way to reality. More Comments Do not fill in this field
And at the same time, there are some reactions to the device that is at the center of the world coming to a stop. All this immaturity in disguise. What will be the effects once they are sobered?