Novels. After Shock One. After Shock Two. A look at what happens after the Big One. How do people deal with such an enormous loss?
When I first embarked on my first story about these remarkable people, they were not on the surface, but heading towards the Center of the Earth. On a mission to find and eliminate the source of the Big One, an earthquake so devastating that it struck down all the major cities of the world.
The story followed a team of Special Forces who bravely go into the interior of the earth, not even sure if they will find a way inside, let alone a way to their goal. Brave men and women dedicated to discovering the truth and righting the wrongs that were cast upon our fair earth and its people.
We followed their trek into the interior, pursued by the knowledge that the Earth soon would face a life extinguishing quake if they didn't reach their goal.
Enroute they face sabotage, monsters that shouldn't exist, alien forces that are remarkable in their savagery and cunningness.
But even in the midst of so much destruction and sabotage, they find a measure of friendship that endures the ongoing challenges of their mission.
Four stories into the trek, the brave team has lost friends, faced death, been wounded, and faced a dark and horrible ending beyond the love of the ones they left behind.
By the fifth story, two of the Special Forces have been lost, and are supposedly dead, but it turns out they have survived, unknown to their friends. In their saga they face certain death and a friendship totally unexpected and unusual in any and all ways.
And still the story moves on, following the Special Forces as they continue on what has become to them a trail of death into the unknown.
But in my newer stories, After Shock One, being the first, we follow what happens to the citizens left behind. How do they cope with the ongoing afteshocks of the Big One. How do they cope with a civilization that is not only been shattered, but must rebuild from scratch.
In these stories, which leads to After Shock Two, we follow a few personalities who must not only survive a horrid experience, but summon the courage to help others less fortunate than themselves. Both stories are about heroes and heroines. People who care deeply about life so much, that they refuse to give up!
I"ve put a lot of thought into the above journeys, and at this time I am working on a new series based on the above ones, which will trace the Big One back to its roots. Where did it all begin? Why?
Meanwhile, I will continue to follow m brave teams exploring the inside of our planet in their desire to save the world from utter destruction.
Science fiction at its finest and perhaps even a prediction of what could be if we don't change our ways and our attitude towards Mother Earth.
Next post is my theme music for After Shock One.