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Anyone up for co-authoring a Star Wars short story or anthology of short stories

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Kyle, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. Kyle

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    Hi everyone,
    I've been meaning to post this for a while. Would anyone be up for using this thread to post some Star Wars short stories? We could use this thread as kind of an anthology for our stories. When I'm not writing comic reviews or other articles I write sci-fi novels. I'm currently between projects and having a bit of writers block at the moment. Writing homemade Star Wars short stories has always been a good way to get my creativity a jump start. Thought it might be fun to exchange.

    Just a couple ground rules so we have some sort of continuity. Let's keep it within the new canon and existing content, ie what we know so far. My story will be set between TESB and ROTJ. Any character is up grabs or you can make your own antagonist/protagonist up. Keep the stories PG-13. I will post mine in the next couple days. Also, it's totally fine to offer up constructive criticism to people who post their stories but please be respectful. If someone is taking the time to share their story keep in mind it means something to them and they should at least be given respect on that level, no matter how dull you may find it.

    I hope to read some stories of yours soon. Just have fun with it and don't feel any pressure. This is totally for our own amusement and any other Cantina readers.
     
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    I'm down! I'm a writer/editor by trade, and my current 9-to-5 doesn't exactly push my creative buttons, so this could be really fun! I'm also not a bad comic illustrator, and I'd love to add some visuals too. Send me a DM and I'll give you my email if you're interested! Thanks for the opp!
     
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  3. Kyle

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    Wedge, I will DM you in a second.

    Here is the first part of my short story, Hoth's Ghost. I plan on releasing it in installments over the next few weeks. Takes place immediately following the battle on Hoth in TESB. Enjoy

    Part One


    The frozen ground shook below Leonie Shae and it was hard to tell if it was the cold that shook her body or the thrusters of a Star Destroyer a few hundred feet above her. She was as good as dead already and she accepted her fate. Leonie and a few dozen others stayed behind to by the others more time to escape from Darth Vader’s landing party.


    She did not need to open her eyes to know the dreadful, angular monolith moved above her. In a few minutes, maybe even a few seconds, Leonie expected particle sweepers to fall from the Star Destroyer, ensuring anyone as lucky as her to survive would be finished off. It was standard practice whenever the Empire was able to smoke the Rebels out of a base. Sometimes the particle sweepers, tiny droids, no bigger than a child’s toy ball, concentrated their sweep to a small range. Other times, the Empire unleashed them in the millions, and they left entire planets that were once living and breathing as dead rocks in space. Leonie and many others in the Rebellion were surprised they had not this to Yavin IV. The particle sweepers destroy all organic material and are the last salt poured on a planet that hosted the Rebel Alliance.


    There’s not much life here. They’ll finish me, but those bastards are cheap. The Emperor is cheap. They won’t waste particle sweepers on an entire planet that’s no more than a block of ice.


    The man who lay dead next to her was the one who saved her life. Leonie did not know his name, as she knew hardly anyone at the Echo Base. She heard of Commander Skywalker, whom she had passed in a corridor the day of her arrival, only because he had destroyed the Death Star, but even then she could not remember his first name. The Empire had only just started broadcasting his profile across the HoloNet, in a search that seemed both aggressive and desperate. The reward for information leading to his whereabouts, or Princess Leia, who was rumored to be on Hoth as well when she was transferred, was astounding. It was no wonder the Rebel Alliance had sent the two of them to the most remote and well-kept secret of their scattered bases. The most common associated words with Commander Skywalker, as far as the galaxy was concerned, were rebel pilot.


    Leonie was sent to Hoth to start preparations for expansion of Echo Base. On her home world, Denon, Leonie was under contract by the Empire to tunnel power conduits from the planets core to the megalopolis that covered its surface. Leonie often scoffed when she thought about what Darth Vader must have done to the foolish admiral that contracted her services, not vetting her and her company. Leonie had contracted out equipment to the Rebellion and the paper trail would not have been hard for any Imperial officer worth their salt to find. It was careless on her part to accept the contract, but she got lucky. This admiral, she could not remember his name either, put a sizeable deposit into her account and she built tunnels that overloaded the Imperial centers they were designed to power, turning all of them into a pyrotechnics show and leaving no survivors.


    Leonie had little choice but to embrace the Rebel Alliance once it was discovered what had not happened to the Imperial facilities was an industrial accident. The price on her head over the HoloNet was nowhere close to Skywalker or Princess Leia, but it was enough to turn more than a few bounty hunter’s heads. The Echo Base expansion was her first assignment, but she was kept away from the top Rebel brass at first. The Alliance was not entirely sure they trusted her yet. Leonie’s every move was monitored and she was not even supposed to know what planet they were on until a young officer let it slip. Most officers did not tell her their name and she was told once the project was completed and Echo Base could run their operations from the power of the planet’s core, she would be fully instated as an officer of the Rebel Alliance.


    The Rebels were not known for throwing their trust behind defectors and refugees, especially not at first, and as well those who needed them more. Leonie thought she had proven herself as the destruction of the Imperial outposts on Denon was huge blow to the Empire’s presence there. It was more than irritating that she was only one-foot into the Alliance, but now laying half-dead on a battlefield so the same brass that had mistrusted her could get away.


    Leonie decided to let that go for the time being. Things she was taught in her brief stint in the Imperial Academy on Denon came back to her, specifically, survival. Being unsure of how monitored her proximity was by the overhead Star Destroyer, Leonie did not want to avoid excess movement. In the frigid climate of Hoth, even a recently deceased body would carry more heat than the frozen surface below her. The Star Destroyer would not be able to detect survivors using heat signature, only motion. To Leonie, it felt like the wind had picked up considerably since her blackout. Leonie could feel her legs and arms as she tested each one with tiny little movements. The cold was creeping in and her stillness made the movements difficult, but there was no pain or numbness that would indicate bone breaks or nerve damage. Leonie decided, for the most part, she was alive.


    It seemed a cruel irony that she survived an Imperial assault of that magnitude only now to wait on like a corpse on the ground to be finished off. Still, it was better than being taken prisoner by the Empire and facing one of the cruel interrogators, or worse, Darth Vader himself. Death by particle sweepers would be quick and painless; every cell of organic matter, vaporized. Leonie thought to herself the energy field must have left some residual radiation, because she could not hear TIE Fighters overhead. Usually, TIE Fighters were the buzzards of the remains of an Imperial success. The pilots of the drone-like crafts, picking off any surviving craft or officers like a wicked child blasting rodents.


    The pitch of the rumbling changed and suddenly the roar of the Star Destroyer’s thrusters began to trail off. Carefully, so very slow, Leonie rolled her body until she was looking at the angular craft, getting smaller and smaller, as it rose straight up, and eventually disappeared in the clouds. Leonie waited a few more moments and then slowly stood up, surveying the wasteland. Corpses and debris of fighters, AT-AT’s, and scorched snow were all she could find in her field of vision. The wind began to howl again, as if on cue, and the clouds that almost appeared bruised with their ominous hues of black and blue, carried a storm that headed straight for her.


    If anyone else was alive, Leonie did not have time to find them. The wind was so fierce, when she called out to anyone else, she could barely hear herself. Behind her, Leonie could see the blast doors of Echo Base, a giant explosion had punctured through the center of them. She wrapped a thick scarf around her exposed skin and slowly began to trudge her way towards whatever was left of Echo Base.


    Leonie Shae always prided herself a survivor. She had no idea just how tested that self-regard was about to be.
     
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    Great post,Looking forward to part 2
    There was a collaborative thread going that I read which I thought was cool but it seemed to die out a while back so I was reluctant to add to it.
    I think more of this would be good for the cantina,I do so much reading in here and there's so much going on I find it hard to know what to get involved in
     
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    cool idea @Kyle -i have 2 old stories i have combined into 1 which i call "LUKE'S LIGHTSABER" (but it is not about Luke) **PS. English IS NOT my native language** (i'm from sweden) *so I have not checked grammar or misspelling yet, for the moment I am just writing so please keep that in mind.*

    sidestory NO.2 is a story i imagined/wrote when I was a child, I always wondered what happened to the lightsaber after it was cut off, so it might be juvenile & childish at times, but I have decided not to change to much from my childhood "fantasy" altough I have added stuff & written it in more adult language now that I am writing it in english. [it's about the lightsaber falling to a planet below & some kids finding it]

    sidestory NO.1 is a sci-fi novel I started writing after having a cool dream, I was very happy with the beginning & the opening scenario, but the story didn't really went anywhere after that & i was not happy with it, but when I combined it now (earlier today) with my choldhood story it really worked out & I am excited to see how I will connect them. [it's about 2 gasminers, a male & a female onboard a small miningvessel]

    [Both stories start at the exact same point in ESB in cloud city, when Luke get's his hand cut off by Darth Vader]

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    "LUKE'S LIGHTSABER(& the right hand)"

    ### PART.1 ###
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    Suddenly they both started to fall, the wind grabbed their miningoutfits and made loud flapping sounds. The gas made it hard to breath even through the highly advanced respiratory masks. They would not be able to filter any air deeper down, the gas was getting thicker & thicker & also hotter near the core & they where already deep down in the lower gasfields. The male looked at the female who had an expression of: "what should we do" on her face, she was not easily scared & an excellent technicsavvy mechanic who solved most problems, but gasdiving was his expertis. He was the only one who could possibly do something about the dangerous situation they were in. Diving & mining was all that he was good at, but he was really good at it. He had been one of the best divers on his home planet & one of the few in the mining company who could dive in the lower gasfields, where currents could sweep you away in seconds.
    They had somhow fallen out of their vessel & they had no ropes or antigravity-equipment except their MagneticAirwalker Boots. -Had the magnetfield in the hatch failed"? They were falling fast & the shimmering orange wisps of gas were growing darker & thicker. He could see a massive dark red cloud below where they would not be able to see anything, or be able to get air through their breathingmasks. As they entered the dense gascloud, the last thing he saw was their miningvessel hovering above them, there were no time to remote jettison a magnetic wire, doing an upward dive & in that moment, he knew that they both were going to die.....
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    "The pain Luke felt when the red lightsaber severed his tendons & arteries, burning through the flesh & skin, was excrusiating.
    A throbbing pain emitted from the stump down in his arm, the scorched wound was perfectly closed & it was identical to the one on the hand that had been severed.
    That part was not feeling any pain anymore. It was just clutching the blue lightsaber & tumbling through the air towards whatever lay below.
    The lightsabers crystalmemory had been activated in the presence of Anakin & when the dark lord had cut off the hand it's recordingdevice had accidentaly been turned on. The last thing the little robotic cameraeye saw before entering the murky shadows below, was Darth Vader leaning over a young man with blond hair, desperatly clinging on to something & screaming, screaming in pain & in desperation to the horrible things that was being told. The eire echoes that reverberated throughout the humonguos airshaft was almost drowned in the howling, shouting wind, but the recordingdevice still caught a distant & faint: noooooo......
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    I hope you enjoy the opening scenario & I will soon continue with part.2
    PS. remember english is not my native language. So if I have made many grammar errors etc. & someone feel like correcting them, then please let me now :)
    PS.2 any critic is welcome, especially if you feel something is corny/far fetched, because then i might make small changes to make the story better.... :D


    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 21, 2015, Original Post Date: Jul 21, 2015 ---
    i see now i have forgotten som punctuations etc. & one sentence comes before where it should be, but this is a draft & i think you get the jist :)
     
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    I just saw this post and I have emailed the staff about role playing. I owned The Jedi Praxeum for 12 years. It was a post by post roleplay community with anywhere between 20 to 100 members at any given time. I'm beginning to write once more and I have some original stories for the origins of the Sith and Jedi, as well as several plotlines I want to write out. I would like to explore other them in either brainstorming sessions or in an actual rolepllay. If this is something that might help spark your interest let me know. I may be posting some of my work in this forum if viral gives me the OK.
     
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    I want in \m/ \m/
     
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    Yeh man,I don't know what it is but I'm into it
    Force fist....'you will bring this game to me..only together can we figure it out '
     
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    right now we're working out the details on our Facebook Page the Jedi Praxeum: A Star Wars RPG. Look us up and help us create this new exciting story line. As I said I used to have a large message board but I hope one day to convince Viral to allow us to do some role playing with in specific forms.
     
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    Still taking folks for this? Working on a short story at the moment, and I'd love to share it once I'm done.
     
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    Yes please! I'm sorry I've neglected this thread for so long. I've fallen behind with my own but everyone should feel welcome to share what they've written. Thank you!
     
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    In respect for you all, my 2cc...........

    The stories i really would love to see for Star Wars are the ones set right before ANH, someone could explore the rise and development of the Empire, starting with Palpatine as a super villain is a huge advantage, you would have the fight of the resistence/Rebels agains't tirany but above all you could explore Darth Vader as Jedi Killer, portraing Vader hunting down and slashing he reamining Jedis. The possibilities are endless and with the hiper upper hand of every single SW Fan recognizing and identifying with the story.
     
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    I wouldn't mind ... I am just starting to write the backstories on some of my new characters since writing my own spin on the first two prequels. The stories I will be writing will span before the events of episode I all the way through the clone wars to the fall of the Republic and rise of the Empire to the civil war between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire through the fall of the Empire leading to the events of the Resistance against the First Order and beyond. :) So that's quite the time span and I can't wait to see how VIII turns out but the writing process is going to take a long while until I can get to the time gap between Jedi and Awakens cause already, I got some ideas floating inside my head lols. Also, I've been doing concept art - sort of like photo manipulations to get a rough idea of how some of the existing prequel characters would look like and the new ones too that will exist in between the the two prequel writings that I did to Revenge of the Sith leading into the OT and from there, the ST. :)
     
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    If anyone is interested in collaborating with me...send me a message. Unfortunately my laptop is out of commission for now but at least I took the chance to transfer my important sw writings and everything to do with writing and concept art onto my phone. So that means I will be on my phone a lot more than usual until I can afford a newer powerful laptop.
     
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    i wouldn't mind, :) i have many good ideas, but i often don't get any further in the story after a good beginning , so another hand on/take on it will always trigger new ideas ;) like the one i posted early in this group, i never finished it, because it was about Luke's lightsaber (& then ep.VII came out & a lot of the plot evolved around it) but i also were not really happy with my ideas going forward,,,
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    I would like to look at your ideas :) (yoda ghost)(anakin ghost) (bb-8)
     
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    Awesome. I'm at work right now and won't be home til about 9 30 my time. Will u be online?
     
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    & what timezone is that ? (you have no country on your profile) is it US or UK time? I am in sweden, so it's UK+1h for me (not sure how to count it in US-time) but i will be up late tonight, i work/write best at night :) right now it is 23.30 in swe & i am doing laundry :D :D
     
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    I'm on the east coast of Canada skin it's 9 30 right now
     
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    i am still up for writing, PM me some ideas and i will do the same to you
     
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