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Abby - From Ice and Fire TG - Part 2.5
Abby Longbloom: From Ice and Fire
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Abby Longbloom: From Ice and Fire - Part 2.5
Abby leaned forward but any answer, any words, left her. It had been so long and she had thought of so many things to say. But, with all else stripped away, standing in that moment, she could find nothing. 
Demetrius squinted at her and asked calmly, "Do you know where my glasses are?"
A draft-besieged wobble of cowering flame settled in her heart, standing momentarily steady. Gail stood away from the light, her gaze averted. Abby pressed up from the counter, restrained what sniffles she could feel, and answered, "They broke."
They had, all those years ago. Shattered to the frames, just like her goggles. Marcus had bought an identical spare when she was young, which they both put away safely in a drawer in the attic of the Longbloom house. A long trek away, away from Demetrius.
He sighed heavily and responded, "And I'm in the hospital, I surmise?" Abby nodded promptly
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Literature
Abby - From Ice and Fire TG - Part 2.0
Abby Longbloom: From Ice and Fire
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Abby Longbloom: From Ice and Fire - Part 2

"I can change things. I can fix them..."
Abby stood in the barn. She trembled and clutched tightly to a long, sharp shard of glass coated in red. Her dark gloves were soaked to the tone of deep pitch.
Struggling to stay on her feet, Abby looked at what she had done. Gertie slumped over on her side. No more words, no more noises at all.
Softly, Abby apologized, "I'll never have hamburger again..." Quivering, the shard slipped from her grip to the ground and splintered into dull fragments.
This time, she needed the bucket.
She sopped up her hot tears and sweat with a torn rag before burying her gloves deep in her pockets. They could be laundered later. Her left sleeve wore a small splatter which no amount of scrubbing in the corner sink could remove. She rinsed out her mouth and looked up at the shattered remains of the mirror above. Just the top corner of her hair and one, wide eye showed c
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The Echoes Beneath Our Feet - Chapter 2
The Echoes Beneath Our Feet
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Chapter II
Learning to Fly
"Once there was a young starling yearning to take its first flight. It was terrified. All its life, it had only lived in the great tree near the safety of the nest. But it heard the joyous words of other birds as they flew past. They told of delicious fruit trees, glorious mountains, and the brilliant sun above. The young starling had only ever known that which its mother had brought it. Despite its fear, it dreamed of flying."
The rough, scratchy sound of a page turning.
"So, one day, it found the clearest branch at the edge and gripped tightly. It had tested the wind lofting it across a branch with a frantic flutter. It had hovered from one branch to another. But it had no idea what was beyond the branches. It crept as far out as it had ever gone. It stumbled but caught itself dangling from the limb. It was now or never. So, it stretched forth its wings and launched from the branch,
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The Echoes Beneath Our Feet - Chapter 1
The Echoes Beneath Our Feet
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Chapter I - Childhood's End
Before I was even old enough to speak, Mother told me stories. Stories of diamonds which could sing in slow, bird-like melodies. Stories of cursed rocks that burned with poisons beyond any formula an alchemist could devise. Stories of ghosts that drifted the shallow seas and dragged down children who wandered too far from shore. Stories to warn me but I always smiled, giggled, and asked for more.
I turned over sands listening for diamonds. I crawled barefoot over strange rocks. I dove deep under the waves. But they were all just stories. Except for one.
The story of Etria, a town far in the East which lay beside a mysterious labyrinth of unnatural magic and mysteries no one could possibly answer. I had to go. I had to know.
"Burgundy Doramina Crystala!" Cried my mother when my eager words often outpaced my private thoughts about Etria. "An honor to me that you could ever forget silly stories and re
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Abby - From Ice and Fire TG - Part 1
Abby Longbloom: From Ice and Fire

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Abby Longbloom: From Ice and Fire - Part 1
Previously on The Abby Longbloom Tales
Abby Longbloom, young explorer of parallel worlds, has been searching. Ever since the sudden disappearance of her father many years ago, she has sought clues in the reality-altering ‘anomalies’ he used to research and what he’s left behind for her. After many long travels, she finally knows where he is but terrible things stand in the way of getting him back…
Leaving the strange, fractured Dark Forest of Mirrors, Abby and her friends land in an even-more-mysterious Desert which seems to stretch forever. Struck by a violent tempest, they seek refuge inside her time-space jacket pockets. However, this refuge soon becomes a prison. 
To escape, Abby and the others set off an explosion which liberates them but devastates the pocket.


Meanwhile, Iao, a malevolent, insect-like creature
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I had an interesting thought about how Abby reminded me of an idea I had for a thing long ago. Largely, Abby is a repurposing of Convergence and the Wars of Convergence. My first try at doing something fun on my own with the concepts put forth by Sliders in the 90s.


At its center was Major Kerina Ann Harris, whose last name found its way onto Vivian's last name. In the Wars of Convergence, MK is part of an expeditionary, military party for the Reich, an iteration of the Third Reich that survived into about the 23rd century. There were a couple different parallel universe iterations. One more like an update of a Roman Empire, another more with genetic experimentation and Herrenvolk, like Kerina, who looked a little like Korri Morrey back then. Another iteration had MK actually be Jewish and again a genetic experiment, but to restore "lost" genetic diversity.

The main throughline was exploration and getting lost in parallel universes. The story itself was a mess of characters going to go shopping at scifi places (I wish I was joking). The invasion storyline was very muddled. It was a rough prototype. 

...However, I often revisit my prototypes. Vivian Longbloom, again, had the maiden name Harris. And the character, in one iteration, was a redheaded scientist. 

Dinner with Ann and David was many things but also a prototype for Anime Girls from Another World. Meeting your other selves unexpectedly. Also Kenzie a bit a too. And I want to make a parallel universe meet up story where same people characters bonk heads. It would be more detailed than the short conveys with passing back and forth between the worlds, like some video game mechanic. 

I still want to do a kids story about a cat and a snake befriending one another like Tugby. The Snake's Embrace was again prototyped by Wars of Convergence because it had a lot of running around a bunker at one point to go with future shopping. 

Speaking of shopping, Restful Sleep actually takes Complaints as part of its prototype. The idea of a store which sells transformational stuff. However, I'm kinda answering the questions the former raises. Dida would prototype that AI story I always have flutter into my head from time to time. 

Mecchen House is a huge prototype to many plot heavy narratives I've made. It made me better at trying out the kind of stuff which would be easier to do later on. It's prototype is definitely Wars of Convergence again. 

But yeah, the idea of prototyping is one I use and reuse a lot. The other work that Abby owes a lot to is UN.

I have mentioned it before but it was a rethink of X-Files with more of a serialized, reality-bending twist. It started out with a main guy who was either an attache to the Ambassador to the UN from America or the Ambassador himself. I junked this idea because I don't know anything about the UN or diplomates. I just liked when X-Files had Marita Covarrubias appear as an informant and pondered someone like that. 

The pitch involved different episodes that tied together. A lot of stuff began a global crises with ideas from unexplained phenomena. Then it became about opposite sex clones, like Nancy, my first foray into zappy. 

Ultimately, here's the part where Abby comes in. Nancy is actually a copy of an artificial intelligence which created life on Earth billions of years ago. This intelligence also created a false vacuum which allowed for wormholes to travel back to the beginning of time when those were created.

Our main character goes through all the discoveries in the world, which leads him to realize his entire life has been manipulated. The AI that started life on Earth set out a program coordinated by nanites to keep the Earth from being eaten by the Black Fire. What we perceive of the Black Fire is Dark Energy and Dark Matter. The remnants of the universe are the tiny number of stars and galaxies which actually remain with masses of nanites holding back the unending forces of the Black Fire.

The nanites, insect-like, keep order and life possible. But they are also only executing the billions-of-years-long program the copy of Nancy planted in the past to make our world possible. This leads to every conspiracy and unexplained happenstance and hyper-advanced caveman era culture senate slaughtered by grey goo weapons. 

At the same time, things also die by a series of Rube Goldbergian/Final Destination-esce ways planned over decades by the original design.

The climax I had in mind for the story was it turned out Nancy was to be given the code for all that time to happen exactly the same way. Our main character is then given a gun and a choice. He can kill his artificial, female twin, breaking reality, causality, the universe for who knows what end result...or he can choose not to do it and let her carry out her fate. He questions whether even this is a choice. But we get to the scene and I made it so it is never seen. 

Later, in Central Park, the main meets up with a former adversary, like old Cold War spies sitting together. And I wanted to bookend the pan away to ravens flying off from a tree branch. The UN series would've started with the birds emerging from the clear blue sky to land on a branch in the same area and then a murder occurs which we don't know is a murder or not or if the person is actually dead since they vanish. 

Aspects of this are the prototype for large parts of Abby. Some endings had the Black Fire landing to burn everything after the nanite program of how reality runs is done. Because the nanites have no further information of what to do after this point and thus shut down. I had a random idea of a bunker of people surviving this event somehow but never got further than a random bit of spin-off speculation. 

Abby is a lot lighter but you can still see my first try at those big themes of fate, cycles, loops, control, reality revealed which would be used in different ways.

Prototypes help you see what is good and can be explored in different ways and what isn't as interesting as you imagine it at first.

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