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William’s origin story-The boy from “The town of Richardson”

by vampricone6783


*This is the backstory of a character named William from my story “The town of Richardson” and I will also post other character’s backstories.In the meantime,have the backstory of a character I made named William Ladouceur.



Once upon a time,there was a thirteen year old boy named William.His father had started a circus.

He loved to hang out with his Mom,but he also enjoyed visiting his Dad in his circus.He loved to see the animals,the clowns and he loved to hear the music.It was his way of connecting with his Dad.

He worked there,with his Dad,because he wanted to impress him.

But his Dad never seemed impressed,no matter what he did.

When the circus opened,people visited.William met two little girls named Leona and Amelia,whom he had to babysit whenever they visited.He spent less and less time with his Dad.

One Day,when his father told his family that he wanted to turn Leona and Amelia into skeleton-vampire hybrids for his circus,but failed,his Mom patiently told him that it was an inhuman thing to do.

William frowned.What his father tried to do was wrong.He could think of a better way to make the circus more popular.

So,when everyone was asleep,William’s Mom woke up William and told him they would work on the circus.So,they went off to the circus.

Many hours passed.His Dad came rushing to the circus,his eyes were insane.He held a lighter and a knife in his hands.

“Did you..burn the Richardson house down because you were angry?” His Mother asked him.

“Why do you care?! They didn’t listen,so I retaliated!” He yelled.

As quick as lightning,before William could do anything,his Dad raised a knife and killed his Mom.

William was stunned and shocked.

“You’re next,boy! You know too much!” He yelled,advancing towards the teen.

William was backed into a corner.He looked up at his father,with pleading eyes,crying.

“Please..” He said.

“You have to fight and claw your way to power.Remember that,son.” He said.

Then,he stabbed him.

William woke up dead.

That night,William vowed to help anyone,alive or dead,so that they wouldn’t have to suffer a gruesome fate,like he did.

I have pictures of him on my wall.


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Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world),

Hi! I'm here to leave a quick review!!

First Impression: This seems like a really tragic piece of backstory here, it started out ever so innocent with just a hint or two of an impending doom, but I never thought said impending doom was going to be quite this crazy here and phew...that was a lot.

Anyway let's get right to it,

Once upon a time,there was a thirteen year old boy named William.His father had started a circus.

He loved to hang out with his Mom,but he also enjoyed visiting his Dad in his circus.He loved to see the animals,the clowns and he loved to hear the music.It was his way of connecting with his Dad.

He worked there,with his Dad,because he wanted to impress him.


OKay....we've got ourselves a very fairytale-esque opening right here...definitely some interesting notes being hit with this opening, I wonder where this might be going. At any rate, it is a relatively interesting opening point here..so let's see how this goes here.

But his Dad never seemed impressed,no matter what he did.

When the circus opened,people visited.William met two little girls named Leona and Amelia,whom he had to babysit whenever they visited.He spent less and less time with his Dad.


Hmm, well that sounds like the setup to some sort of disaster down the line. William here seems to be quite disappointed that his father was never impressed by him and the detail about how he gradually drifted away from his father here is quite interesting.

One Day,when his father told his family that he wanted to turn Leona and Amelia into skeleton-vampire hybrids for his circus,but failed,his Mom patiently told him that it was an inhuman thing to do.

William frowned.What his father tried to do was wrong.He could think of a better way to make the circus more popular.

So,when everyone was asleep,William’s Mom woke up William and told him they would work on the circus.So,they went off to the circus.


Wow..that just escalate by several point so quickly there...wow, it went from a very regular circus to this father here wanting to do some pretty unspeakable things to these two poor kids just to make his circus more popular...phew, did not see that one coming at all...and it appears William is on a bit of a mission here too...so we've got some excitement coming our way.

Many hours passed.His Dad came rushing to the circus,his eyes were insane.He held a lighter and a knife in his hands.

“Did you..burn the Richardson house down because you were angry?” His Mother asked him.

“Why do you care?! They didn’t listen,so I retaliated!” He yelled.

As quick as lightening,before William could do anything,his Dad raised a knife and killed his Mom.


Whoa...I didn't think this was going to get much worse, but wow...that just...well, take about a situation getting out of hand in the blink of an eye. The Dad turns out to have murdered who I assume are the poor kids from earlier and then proceeds to kill poor William's mom. This is a proper mass murder at this point, and well, this is some properly shocking backstory right here.

William was stunned and shocked.

“You’re next,boy! You know too much!” He yelled,advancing towards the teen.

William was backed into a corner.He looked up at his father,with pleading eyes,crying.

“Please..” He said.

“You have to fight and claw your way to power.Remember that,son.” He said.

Then,he stabbed him.

William woke up dead.

That night,William vowed to help anyone,alive or dead,so that they wouldn’t have to suffer a gruesome fate,like he did.


Well, this is a lovely ending. Usually, I'd say the emotions here are a teensy bit sparse, but since this is a backstory, I think this amount of emotion is just about okay...and its certainly a powerful one. I also love this last line you end on, it has a very haunting echoey feel to it with this person sort of vowing to make sure no one befalls the same fate he did...and its a powerful message there.

Aaaaand that's it for this one.

Overall: Overall, this makes for a pretty powerful story here. It sounds like this will be quite the character here. Anyway, that's about all I've gotta say on this one. :D

As always remember to take what you think was helpful and forget the rest.

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Harry

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Hey!

RandomTalks here with a short review!

So I haven't read the actual story, so I may not get everything. But since this is the backstory of a character, I am going to treat this as a separate story.

I think it is a good story and has a lot of potential. However, it falls a little flat because of the way you have narrated it. I am sure you have heard of the phrase, 'show not tell'. See, that is what you need to do here. You need to show us these great action scenes that you have got here, the horror he feels when he watches his father kill his mother in his dream, or the relief he feels whe he wakes up. There were so many opportunities for you to delve in deep and really explore these scenes and emotions. Instead, most of the story, it felt like you were narrating a series of events, which does not make it feel as interesting.

Your characters don't feel as felshed out. That's probably because we don't really know anything about them. And when we don't know about characters, we tend to care less about them. And you don't want that here. We need to be able to connect to the story and the characters. For that, you need to add a little more and emotion and thoughts so that they don't just feel like two dimensional figures to us, but real human beings.

The story was also quite fast paced, with one thing happening directly after the other. I feel that if you add the missing details here, you won't face this problem anymore.

The other thing I noticed is that you don't leave any space after punctuations. It makes the text seem a little weird and constricted. Every time you add a period or a comma or any punctuation mark really, just leave a space.

That's all. I am really sorry if I came off as a little harsh. This was a really great attempt. You just need to polish it up a bit. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Keep writing and have a great day!





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