A bit of a switch up for me this week, I decided to post a snippet of the Scarecrow fanfiction I’m working on at the moment. Sometimes inspiration to veer off into fanfic is the best way to let my mind mull over where to take the plot for my book next. And after beating Arkham City last week, my mind’s been been revolving around the fandom!
Setup: Locked in Arkham Asylum, Crane has been informed that his mother is visiting. Considering that the last time he saw her he tried to kill her, he’s not too thrilled that she’s been asked to visit. Here he’s mulling over the simple desk in his cell.
It had taken him four months of good behavior to earn the right to have it, and other than his books and magazines, it was his most prized possession in here. She wouldn’t notice anything special about it though. To her it would be a rickety, lopsided desk with graffiti carved in on all sides, a dilapidated thing that would only be fit for a trash heap were they outside of the asylum. She wouldn’t know all the time he spent smiling at dim-witted doctors, all the drugs he’d swallowed down willingly knowing full-well that the side effects would be worse than the cure, or all the boring daytime talk shows he’d been forced to watch in the recreation room. She would only see an ugly, unfinished desk that was too big for such a tiny cell, and too big for the scrawny man that sat at it.
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Vivid six! Enjoyable read 🙂
Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I always think of fanfic as a training ground for original fiction. 😉
I’m a fan of fanfiction, too. And I got the idea for one of the stories I’ll be publishing in the near future from a BBC Merlin fanfic I wrote. 🙂
That’s great! In my opinion fanfiction is grossly underrated as viable practice for writing. In my experience, fans can be even more demanding of quality in fanfiction than in regular fiction. 😉
Always great to find a fellow fan/original fiction writer!
Great to see another original fiction writer! Great six 🙂
Thanks! I dropped by and added you on Twitter too – there’s so few of us folks that have one foot in the technical world, and another foot in the writing world.
Glad you liked the snippet!