January 5th, 2009

Japan - Secrets

Sharing A Universe

You know, if strangevisitor7 and I took all the emails we send back and forth about plot points and what does this character know about that character, and planned/potential stories, we'd have a novel! Well, we already have a spreadsheet [g] I created one for my Bloodties series years ago to keep track of 500 years of immortal storyline, and once I realized how complex what Casey and I were doing was getting, I decided to start off with one for our shared universe. So it has dates and stories that have been written, along with ones we're thinking of writing, along with things we know happened but might not ever be in a story. It's just stuff that's good to know for character motivations. Like I know that Charlotte took Ezra and Maude to London when he was thirteenish and while there, visited Rebecca. May never write it, but I know it happened. And I know that Ezra was the one who introduced Charlotte to Tony Stark at that party in France. Though I've always wanted to write a story with Rebecca, so maybe that one will happen. But you get the idea!

Today, I needed to know what Ezra told the guys about Maude after the end of 'The Truth Is Immortal' so I don't have Charlotte stepping all over it in the story I'm writing that's set a month later. As I told Casey, we'll have better continuity than most TV shows do! I think we have their lives plotted out till about 1928 at this point, and pick them up again around 2002.
Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

'We'll Sing On' (01/01)

This story, and the one that preceded it, are a pair of stories dealing with the fallout from the events in strangevisitor7's story The Truth Is Immortal. Ezra has told the other six about Immortality – his and Charlotte’s – but it was not without its emotional price.

This one is my first crack at writing one of the other Seven. Up till now I’ve only written Ezra and Maude. So a little change of pace!

The titles, ‘When We’re From Sorrow Free’ and ‘We’ll Sing On’ are from a line in a 19th Century American shape note hymn, ‘Wondrous Love’: When we're from sorrow free, we'll sing on.

Characters: Chris Larabee, Charlotte Sparrow
Notes: PG, Magnificent Seven/Highlander, many thanks to strangevisitor7 for the beta and the inspiration. Other stories in the series may be found here.
Summary: Chris looks to mend some fences with Ezra's family.


We’ll Sing On

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The sequel: No Place For A Lady