Playing in the Attic III- But Not Forgotten
I just joined the list Boys Love Boys. Right off the bat, I was welcomed by a friend I know on the list. Not surprising. What was surprising was that I was welcomed by someone else; Karen-Leigh. I don't know her personally, yet she took the time to welcome me and praise my stories. I expressed my surprise, and she wrote back again praising many of my stories, including Playing in the Attic parts one and two.
That was the biggest surprise of all. While I think PitA two is an okay piece of fiction, I'm continually surprised by the fact that people actually like part one. Despite the fact that I wrote it, the story just rubs me the wrong way. I think what I hate most about it is the fact that Krycek's nickname is Skippy.
But anyway, talk of that is better left for when I write a journal entry for PitA. The reason all of this is important now is that the fact that people actually like the PitA series has inspired me to make a go at a third part.
I'm not sure what's going to come out of it. Ever since I finished part two, I've had an idea in my mind for an information swapping meeting taking place at a park. But the idea of time has just jumped into my head, and now I'm wondering if maybe it would be better if some amount of time has passed since the last story. But I don't know how I will incorporate it. We'll have to see.
Well, I'm off to make a cup of tea for my sore throat (yes, I'm well all winter, but the second the weather gets nice I catch a cold!) and then I'm going to sit down and do some writing. We'll see where the boys want to go.
I came up with a great idea; have a year pass, have Mulder think Krycek's dead, have him try to kill CSM. I wrote a bit, and I think it's pretty good, but I have to quit now. Furturama is on, and I've already missed the beginning. :o)
Totally off-topic, but those Gap commercials rule.
Sitting down to write again. I've done a little musing on why I was so intent on having time pass. I've decided that it has a lot to do with how much time has passed since I wrote PitA II. It's been more than a year, and I don't feel like I can just pick up where I left off in the PitA universe. Having time pass allows me more of a clean slate.
Well. I think I've surprised myself. I didn't really plan on ending things the way I did, with Krycek missing, but I quite like it. It sets me up perfectly for the next part, which was really just an unlikely plot idea until about three minutes ago. I'm not going to talk about it, though, because it'll spoil the next story before it's written.
Really, I don't even know if I'm going to keep things the way they are. This story (in it's present state) is a real departure from the norm for me, and I want to get some opinions on it before I set it as the third story in this universe.
I'm worried because it takes a turn away from the previous stories, which really focused on the Mulder/Krycek relationship. But really, there was nothing else I could do. The boys resolved the problems in their relationship. Now, all that's keeping them apart is The Consortium. I had to focus on that. But it still feels odd.
I'll just have to see how the story is received, and take things from there.
This story written to the music of *The Joshua Tree* by U2. For once, no particular song, just the whole CD.