Modern Love – musings

Perspective is everything. Which side do we choose? Who do we love? Why do we hate? Who is the antagonist, and who is the victim? The answers are rarely easy, but almost always justifiable.

This short is inspired by an ongoing fascination with those questions. I like the idea of shifting the reader’s perspective to vilify and victimize both sides in a conflict, of creating a situation where we can identify and empathize with both sides to the point where we become reluctant to prefer one side over the other.

Derek Mah illustration fairy faerie mech modern loveDerek Mah illustration fairy faerie mech modern love

Deep Thoughts for Modern Love

Deepthoughts versions always get publish dates one minute before their parent version.

This story came together one day while I was waiting for an appointment. I jotted it down right there, and this is what you see.

A story that went down really quickly one day while I was waiting for an appointment. The idea of shifting values—what is important, what would alter those values—has always been interesting to me.

The idea of a kick-ass culture that tattoos its wings and can fly with piercings is intriguing to me. Might develop this one further.