Catch-up & a New Short Story

Long time, no see, huh?

Well… I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes in something called “Sophomore Year of college.” I’ve been wanting to blog a lot more, trust me. It’s just… this thing is really kicking my butt. BUT! I’ve been writing a lot.

I’ve been getting into poetry lately, and I have some that I’m excited to share. I might compile some of it into a collection and self-publish it (mainly so I can just have it to myself…) but for now, I’ll be posting some of them here. But tonight is not one of those nights:

I wrote a fan story. Or an adaptation? Or… I’m not sure. It’s something that I’m 90% sure lands in the “Fanfiction” realm, but I digress.

Let me set the scene:

I’ve grown up with Spider-Man. I have been reading his comics for years. My first movie I remember watching was Spider-Man 2. I love the character of Peter Parker, and I love the other characters found in his life. From Mary Jane Watson to Miles Morales, Harry Osborne and Spidey’s wide array of villains, I just love all of it. For the longest time, I’ve wanted to write Spider-Man, be it in comics, screenplays; heck, even prose. But I never had inspiration for it.

Until the trailer dropped a couple nights back for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Suddenly, I got this rush of enthusiasm I had previously not seen before. I was inspired to write something I’ve been wanting to do, something I’m proud enough of that I feel fine with sharing.

I don’t want to post it to Fanfiction.net or AO3, because I’d probably forget about it there. I’d want it here.

So, I did a Peyton French rendition of “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” in a story called “The Night She Fell.” You can read it here.

“The Night She Fell” follows Peter Parker, right after the death of Gwen Stacy. Literally, mere hours after it happens. It’s a short story, running about 2,000 words, but in those 2,000 words I wanted to explore a world of grief, and how people cope with that grief immediately after it happens. I always love reading and writing the stories in which a character is just going through it – I know, it’s morbid – but I nonetheless like it all the same. Be sure to give it a read, and absolutely give me your thoughts on it!

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