Voice of the Mountain
by Shawn K. Inlow
NOTE: Today, I'm featuring the first chapter of a story I have yet to complete. The story is called "Solid" and it takes place in the near future and will take you to several places across a climate-changed world. From the tribal American desert to a very changed Los Angeles to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to near and deep space.
I'm not completely sure where the story is going, but I'm vetting the story with you, dear reader, and The Voice of the Mountain is where I aim to test run the story in a serialized format. Please enjoy the story and feel free to offer your feedback along the way in the comment section. Be critical if you like. Ask questions. Point out weaknesses. Lord knows I have limited experience in L.A. outside of narrowly escaping a gang of Latinos in a parking lot once. So I'm very limited on the subject of Los Angeles. In the coming weeks, I hope the story takes shape and becomes a feature you enjoy.
I need art for the piece and I have many friends and family who are capable. If the story ever sells, I'd hope the art would sell with it. Josh is already working on some images. But if my friends Doug or Ben are interested, I would love to table the artwork right with each chapter. For now, dear reader, you have to use your imagination and together let's see where this story takes us.