I currently work as a Application Engineer / Controls Engineer for a small automation distributor. If you have ever watched “How It’s Made”, I write the programs that control the machines that make stuff.
A few years ago, I woke up with a sentence stuck in my head. “Llaewyn stopped running; he knew he was going to die.” That haunted me for several weeks until I wrote it down. When that didn’t make it go away, I wrote a short scene wherein Lleawyn is killed by an orc named Gelrog. It was a highly emotional, touching scene filled with witty dialog, bravery, magic and drama.
Ok, it was pretty cheezy, but it planted a seed. Nothing from that scene exists in the current story except that there is an elf named Llaewyn, and a bad guy named Gelrog. The rest has hit the junk bin.
This is my attempt to share the journey of following where that seed is taking me. Enjoy the ride.