Tuesday, May 7, 2019

"The Traveler's Cave"

Hello, and welcome! I hope you enjoy this story, "Arbitrary Travels: The Traveler's Cave", where Audrey accidentally discovers the Traveler's Cave and all its powers.

While she is settling in and learning the ways of Fairview Inn, Audrey is still new to being a resident, and there is so much more for her to learn - and discover. In this story, Audrey stumbles upon the Traveler's Cave while on one of her walks in the forest. Thus, she is suddenly exposed to the world of Traveling, where she and the other residents can use the cave to go to any known place, world, or time period. Naturally, though, the other residents are unsure of how Audrey will react to this knowledge. Can they trust her with the ability to Travel? Sure, Audrey's nice, but she hasn't been taught the guidelines of Traveling...so will she abuse the cave's powers?

Some notes about this story:

  • This story, "Arbitrary Travels: The Traveler's Cave" is the first Arbitrary Travels story I've ever created! Of course, the art and some dialogue have been updated since the story's first version.
  • Upon entering the pool within the Traveler's Cave, the water shoots up around the person(s) who enter the pool and surrounds them, transporting them to the Goddess of Travel. Then, they may request to Travel to a certain location or time period, or even ask to be transported to the current location of another person.
  • While Traveling is a wonderful opportunity for residents of Fairview Inn, and how many guests find the Inn in the first place, Traveling too much or without enough respect can anger the Goddess of Travel, preventing or disrupting Traveling.
  • To learn more about how Traveling works, you can read Arbitrary Travels's About page
Thank you so much for reading! I would love to hear any thoughts you may have, so feel free to contact me however you like!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Audrey Becoming a Resident at Fairview Inn

Hello, and welcome! This story is continued from How Audrey Found Fairview Inn, and shows the aftermath of Audrey's unintentional discovery of Fairview Inn. Here, Audrey's infatuation with the Inn convinces Mary, one of the Inn's overseers, that perhaps Audrey is more suited to living at Fairview Inn than she first believed. Thus, the process of Audrey becoming a resident begins.

This story among others will be part of a book for new readers called, "Arbitrary Travels: Introducing Fairview Inn!", which follows Audrey as she learns and adjusts to all the various parts of life at Fairview Inn. While some stories will only be available in the final book, most of the stories within "Introducing Fairview Inn!" will also be available on this website. So, stay tuned for more stories from "Arbitrary Travels: Introducing Fairview Inn!", and more books in the future!

Thank you so much for reading! I would love to hear any thoughts you may have, so feel free to contact me!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

New Stories to Come! (Update)

Hello! I'm currently applying to some conventions (the application periods are so early...), but since I plan to update this website in a particular order, I thought I'd at least put a list here of Arbitrary Travels stories that are finished at this very moment, but may take a little bit of time to post up here. Have a look if you're curious about what's to come, and if you'd like there are more frequent updates on my social media accounts, particularly Instagram (@arbitrarytravels) (for more links to social media accounts, please see Contacts page).

  • "Arbitrary Travels: All Can Change" - this is a 50 page story following Audrey's first adventure with the other residents, and how it goes horribly wrong...mostly due to Audrey's own choices. I'll only be posting a 19 page preview on this website, but all fifty pages are finished and will be available soon as a complete print book.
  • "Arbitrary Travels: The Traveler's Cave" - a 7 page story about Audrey finding one of the Inn's secrets - a cave that has the power to transport anyone to any world or time period. Although, since Audrey is new to Fairview Inn, the other residents aren't sure if they can trust Audrey with this discovery...
  • "Arbitrary Travels: Fighting for You" - a 12 page story starring Piper and Edward. Edward has been captured on one of his missions, and Piper decides to free him, feeling she is in debt due to the countless times Edward has protected her. However, Piper struggles with whether or not she is capable of helping Edward, and how.
I'm also working on a book for new readers called "Arbitrary Travels: Introducing Fairview Inn", which shows Audrey's story of becoming a resident at Fairview Inn and learning more and more about the Inn's lifestyle. It's somewhat anthology-styled, being comprised of stories each with varying lengths, so it's a bit easier to break down, share, and complete than a single long story.

And, of course, I'm still writing and thinking up more ideas. Arbitrary Travels stories are self contained, meaning there's a lot of adventures and stories that are possible. I'm almost certain there'll be at least one more fantasy/adventure story by the autumn, when many of these conventions take place.

In any case, thank you for reading! I appreciate your support so much.