THE STORY OF MY SHORT-STORY
Ok, some of you know I’ve been working on this short story (which YOU will title) for about 1.5 months or so. Before YOU choose a title, I have to give you the background and character info to help you decide, so here goes…
The idea for this story came about from 2 characters in Shadow Within A City, the book I co-authored with K.G. Bethlehem. The characters names are Chono Soto and Matrix Ito, both martial arts experts; with Chono being the protagonist & Matrix the antagonist. “Shadow Within In A City” hints to a bitter feud and/or rivalry and history between them, and in one scene gives direct reference to their past. Each of them also has a “mysterious”, clouded past in “Shadow Within A City”. So we thought it would be a good idea to give them their own story & “fill-in-the-blanks”.
The setting is kinda weird. Its in the past of the future. It takes place in the past, but this past is set in the future, and spans across the Eastern Hemisphere including; Korea, Japan, Germany, France, and finally ends in what used to be the United States.
The story is simple — The story unclouds each of their personal pasts, and shows how their deadly, martial-arts rivalry begun, and ends with their arrival and appearance into the “Shadow Within A City” storyline & timeline.
This is definitely an Action-Adventure/True Crime with lots of martial arts fight scenes, good ol’ fashioned shootouts, and intercontinental chases, and a fast-paced read!
Ok, so now you have the run-down… Let’s take a look at Chono & Matrix!
Faction(s): Korean Defense Corps (KDC)
Japanese Intelligence (J.I)
Demeanor: Reserved & Courageous
Profile: Native of The Resurrected Republic of Fusan, Korea.
of the criminal faction, The Serpent Society. Chono was
Faction(s): The Serpent Society (SS)
Demeanor: Violent, Aggressive & Focused
Profile: Matrix Ito, a 10th degree Black Belt was