Saturday, November 2, 2019

"Arbitrary Travels: Welcome to Fairview Inn"

Hello, and welcome! I hope you enjoy this story, where Fairview Inn's Rulers unexpectedly come to the Inn to conduct their annual inspection.

No one at the Inn likes the Inn's Rulers. No one. But for as rude and rage-inducing as they are, the Rulers connect the Inn to the resources and otherworldly organizations that the Inn needs for support and to best serve its inhabitants. Thus, the Rulers serve as the Overseers's bosses, theoretically allowing them to run the Inn in accordance with multi-universal regulations.

However, the Inn's Rulers are known for being extremely difficult to please. On top of that, they don't fully understand just how much the residents's levels of understanding about the Inn's work varies - for example, many residents are simply taking shelter at the Inn since they have nowhere else to go, while others are merely thrilled by the fantasy-like creatures and adventures.

Nevertheless, the Inn has a lot at stake for this inspection, all at the hands of the Rulers. So, when the Rulers choose Winnie, a young girl, for their final test, the other residents panic at both the idea of failure and the possible pain that the Rulers may cause for Winnie.

Some notes about this story:

  • As I planned to create this story in a short time frame (and because I felt like it), I used Crayola markers to color the characters and main props for this story. Not archival, but they work.
  • The protagonist of this story, Winnie, isn't introduced until about halfway through the book.
  • There are a lot of characters involved in this story, which can easily get confusing, but I wanted to show the residents being themselves by letting them interact with each other and have their personalities shine through the story's main conflict.
This and other stories will be available as a printed book on this website in the near future - please contact me with your thoughts so far so I can get a sense of your interest!

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!

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