My story chronicles the adventures of a man named Saadz, and his adventures throughout post apocalyptic Los Angeles. Saadz resides in Megaton aka Dodger Stadium. The stadium was converted into a massive and lucrative safe haven and settlement after the bombs dropped. Saadz is soon tasked to lead a squad out into the wasteland out of the settlement, to find the source behind the recent raider assaults on various settlements across the city. Twists, turns, brotherhood, and hardship all are featured throughout the story, along with an extremely lifelike setting that follows the real streets and places of Los Angeles. Throughout the story the more Saadz seems to uncover about the raiders, the less he seems to understand. Who could be behind such a huge influx of barbarous rage? Who could still have enough manpower to level entire settlements in this already devastated world? These very questions elude Saadz and his squad throughout his quest. Can he put a stop to the near impending doom of Megaton and the rest of Los Angeles?
I knew when I first started my book that I wanted to have some sort of military style going with the book. At first my book began as a military story in modern day Afghanistan, but soon transitioned into a full fledged post apacolyptic survival and shooter tale. Once I knew what I wanted, I began to think more and more about the environment. Misty, dark, raining, errie, crumbling, and ruined. This was my vision for the new Los Angeles. After having this down, I began thinking towards characters. Saadz, Kovin, monsters throughout the world, enimies, and of course, Mother. After I had my actors in the environment, I began thinking about each scence. In the end, I decided to make the book based on real streets and places in LA, making everything much easier to follow and more immersive. I don't intend to spoil the story as I do think it is very much worth the read, so I do hope you can take the time to give it a try!
I learned lots from the creation of my short story. Above all, it really tought me that anyone can make a story that is captivating and entertaining, you just have to open your mind to your craziest ideas, while at the same time staying focused on the storyline. If you can do these two things, you will have amazingly creative and original ideas, along with a focused story that makes sense and is cohearent. It is easy to let ideas flood your head and put them quickly on paper, but if they cannont be organized and put into a narrative, they are just a list of disjointed fantasies. After learning this, I had an awesome time creating new characters who interacted with eachother and their environments in a way that would further the storyline.