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Quiver: The Midnight Archer

Posted on: July 20, 2012

A week ago I went to Comic Con International in San Diego. I love going to Comic Con every year. It’s like my own geek vacation. Anyway, I went to a few writing workshop there and I got inspired. Since I love to write, why not try writing for comics.

My story is about this girl in early 20’s who decide to fight crime dressed as a super hero. I got inspired by other archer heroes like Green Arrow, Hawkeye, etc. I always wanted to try archery. Man, I haven’t written an original story in years and I’m pretty proud of this.

I’m a geek so I might as well get paid for it. This is the first chapter and I’m off to write chapter two. If you guys want to keep check of the story go to fictionpress.com. My pen name is BloodyTink.

Here’s the a sneak peek.

If some guy had randomly walked up to me on the street one day and told me that a year from now I would be fighting crime while dressed as Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games, I would have brushed it off as some perverted geek’s fantasy and tell him to go fuck himself.

Well, the joke is on me because it’s Saturday night and I’m perched on the roof of one of the tallest buildings in the city like some gargoyle, looking down at the people below.

Seriously, I don’t know how comic book heroes  do this every night, waiting hours on end for some dumb ass to break the law. I wonder if Spider Man ever considered bringing a book while waiting for Dr. Octopus to show up. And I’m pretty sure Batman could afford an ipod with all the money he spends on those high tech gadgets.

From up here the city lights seem to shine like jewels in an endless sea of darkness, giving the illusion that there’s something worth while in this hellhole. But the minute you try to reach for those lights, you end up getting electrocuted like the other gullible little insects that were too stupid to see the truth: Esmeralda City has gone to shit.

I’m not being mean. I’m being brutally honest.

I watched the people walk the streets like busy little ants, always in a hurry, never stopping. I remember back in the day where the neighborhoods were so clean that even the homeless people looked pretty dapper despite their ratty clothes and lack of good hygiene. Now it’s a dump.

Actually calling the city a “dump” is considered a complement. It’s like living in a pile of shit under a bigger pile of shit, made of broken hope and discarded dreams.

Man, aside from a few college students leaving the club and a transvestite that looks like Johnny Depp working a street corner, tonight has been uneventful. Fuck! And I was looking forward to a little target practice too.

I was about to call it a night when a woman’s screams interrupted my train of thought.

Time to go to work.

I break into a run, jumping on rooftops with the grace and agility that would make even Catwoman green with envy. You know, you would think people would notice a young woman doing back flips and other cool gymnastic moves in a green and brown leather outfit. Hell, I would have settled for someone making a Robin Hood reference. I’m astounded at the absolute jadedness the human body can conjure up when they refuse to acknowledge the obvious: that the city has it’s very own super hero looking out for them.

Every hero has a reason for fighting the good fight: truth, justice, revenge, 15 minutes of fame, etc.  Whatever the reason you can’t help but respect the ones brave enough to go out there in the dead of night, putting their lives on the line, while wearing spandex and still maintain some kind of dignity.

My reasons are pure and simple. I’m sick of all the bullshit that’s happening in this city. I just want to feel safe again and protect the people I love.

Forgive me, where are my manners? I’ve been babbling on this whole time that I forgot to introduce myself.

To my family and friends I go by Jade, Jade Salonga. But you may call me Quiver, the Midnight Archer. At your service.

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2 Responses to "Quiver: The Midnight Archer"

Just one thing: Where you’ve used “unevently”, that probably should have been “uneventful”. Otherwise, it’s pretty good, I think. (^_^)-b

Thanks for pointing out that little mistake. I just fixed it. And thanks for stopping by. This story is a working progress but I’m really getting into.

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