This story is co-written with my dear friend Ariel.
As Ariel will point out, this isn’t a story, this is role-play. We each take a few characters, throw them into the blender called “fictional life” and see what happens.
Bloody Woman began with Ariel’s female character and two of my male characters; a cast of characters from our other stories brought together in a single document. At infancy of a few days, the story had grown and the cast had bloomed out to encompass just over a dozen characters. To my chagrin, most of the characters were mine. To Ariel’s chagrin, I named the story after her main character. We both agree, the embarrassment evened things out.
There is very little editing that has gone into this story. It’s mostly straight interaction: the characters with each other or in the situation they are in. Not much in the way of scenery description.
I just have to say, both of us are very proud of (and attached to) our characters and their stories. Even just this starting bit has been an incredible journey (BTW, we are now finished with Bloody Woman. I just need to post it)(Sequel is currently underway)(God, I’m tired).