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Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:55 am
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Joshua & Micah

A story about family, standing up for your loved ones and the powers outside of our control.


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Disclaimer: Though this story is tagged as religious, it's not exactly a story about embracing religion. It's a story about gods, and a little bit about Christianity, so it felt like the most accurate first genre description to pick. But there's a lot more than just Christianity involved, so be prepared for all sorts of religions and magic to come out of the woodwork during the course of the story.

Joshua is blessed. Everywhere he goes, people love him. They shower him with gifts, welcome him into their homes, and practically worship the ground that he walks on. No one knows why they do it - they just feel an undeniable devotion towards him.

Micah is cursed. People fear and hate him for his appearance: for his horns, his tail, his unnerving red eyes and pointed ears. Some are too scared to even interact with him, while others have absolutely no qualms with chasing him out of their villages - sometimes even with violence.

A meeting between the two should have ended in chaos and conflict, but their first meeting ends in a way that could never be anticipated: Joshua befriends Micah, and decides that he'll become his protector. With the most blessed person in the world at his side, no harm could ever befall Micah.

But humans aren't the only things in the world to worry about, and many people want to get their hands on Micah. Perhaps the most determined of all is the king of below, who sees himself in the person that Micah is slowly but steadily becoming. With witches and death at his disposal, it's only a matter of time before he finds him.

With an entire world against them, the only people that Micah and Joshua can rely on are each other. But can either one of them resist the temptations of the king and his loyal subordinates?
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Is this story on YWS?
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The mind is beautiful, yet brilliant. You can think, create, and imagine so many things.

Eugenics= scientific racism.
  





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It's not! It's a story idea I tossed around for awhile, but never ended up writing more than a chapter or two of.
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Your story sounds neat! What problems are you having with it?

You put down that it was religous (I think).... um....are they Jewish?
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Thanks! The story sounds neat when I think about it, but I haven't wanted to write some of the beginning.

(I like writing chronologically, so that's something that's hard for me to get around.)

And I did! They're not Jewish. Micah's probably a little more Christian than Joshua, but Joshua's not religious at all.
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This really is an interesting idea Jay. ^^ Maybe you could try to add a bit more to the plot at the beginning if that's the portion you haven't enjoyed, or write it in a round-about way, such as Joshua and Micah meeting for the first time, with flashbacks to their backstories throughout?

Is there a certain part you didn't have fun writing? <.<
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It was the first meeting, actually! I guess it just wasn't the best starting point. Once I get a little more into my current project (The Giving Curse), I might try this one again from later on in their story - and have their meeting be a flashback?
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Ooh, that could really work! You could certainly have their friendship/meeting already be established in the plot, then be able to point back at it/flashback to it later. Good luck! You always get neat ideas for novels XD
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