Tales of the First

Tales of the First – Training Session Part Two

August 16th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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A/N: This part rather makes me cringe in places as I think it gives away my lack of technical knowledge.

“Just don’t make it black, you’ll look like Darth Vader,” Lucy said.

Wendy stared at her for a moment before hitting her own forehead again. “Darth Vader! Of course!”

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Tales of the First – Training Session Part One

August 9th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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A few days passed and the killings had died down though the police still seemed unable to track those responsible. The centre of Castleham had been reopened to the public and most of the shops were open again – albeit with scaffolding and boarded up windows in many cases and unnervingly armed police were on patrol – something Sienna had never thought to see in Castleham even if it had been the norm in major cities for several years now. Sienna went with Wendy and Lucy to choose fabrics for her dress and her costume. She was still wondering why she had let Wendy talk her into this, but if she was honest with herself it felt like a perfectly natural thing to do with her new powers. Perhaps she had watched too many superhero movies and they’d gone to her head.

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Sunday Worldbuilding – Tales of the First Setting

August 4th, 2019  |  Published in Sunday Worldbuilding, Tales of the First

I’ve wanted to do something with Supers for a long time. Now many of my stories have characters who could be superheroes – it’s mentioned as a joke in both Dragon Wars and Haventon – but here I meant the more traditional view. That gave me two choices go with a world with established superheroes and villians or a world where they are a new phenomenonnthat has crashed onto the scene. As you can tell I went with the latter as it creates yet another crisis for the people trying to keep all the plates spinning.

What do I mean by that? Well…

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Tales of the First – Wendy’s Secret Part Four

August 2nd, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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“And what are we going to call you?” Lucy asked. “Scrap knight? Junkyard girl?”

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Tales of the First – Wendy’s Secret Part Three

May 4th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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“We’re going to need some sort of scrambler so we can communicate without being monitored,” Martin said as he walked with Sienna and Wendy as they returned to Sienna’s home. “At least if you’re serious.”

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Tales of the First – Wendy’s Secret Part Two

April 27th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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“Maybe,” she said finally. “The police are either involved in this or ill-equipped to deal with it, but I’m not sure psychokinesis or a suit of junkyard armour constitute being equipped either.”

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Tales of the First – Wendy’s Secret Part One

April 19th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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“Are you girl’s planning to go out again today?” Sienna’s father asked the next morning after they’d had breakfast.

“We’d like to,” Sienna said. “But in the circumstances we’ll understand if you want us to stay here. It’s obviously not safe out there.”

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Tales of the First – The Men With Guns Part Two

April 13th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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Hmm… I can see that,” Wendy said. “But I think we’re okay here where nothing happened. You can but ask. You can’t practice here.”

“Yeah, that’s true,” Sienna said, “Let’s go and ask.”

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Tales of the First – The Men With Guns Part One

April 5th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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Sienna’s mother Margaret fussed over her when she picked her up. Her father Robert was out of town at a conference but he called as soon as the phone network was back up and was obviously just as frantic.

“Are you sure you’re okay, sweetpea?” he asked after she’d told him about Lucy’s collapse. “I think so, Dad,” Sienna said. “It was scary but whatever that gas was it didn’t have the same effect on me it did on Lu and she’s going to be fine even though they’re keeping her in for observation.”

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Tales of the First – Disaster Part Three

March 30th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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Sienna readied herself for another attack, signalling her friends to carry on while she had the guy distracted then froze when instead of charging her again he instead gave another bellow and shattered glass and broken masonry rose off the ground and flew at the four of them. Sienna threw up her hand in what should have been a futile warding gesture and the pain that had been building in her head exploded before fading to nothing. In the same instant the flying masonry stopped short, disintegrated and fell to the floor in a fine dust.

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