Well, It’s Official

With the recent events in Iraq, as ISIS takes city after city and the Iraqi Army folds like a cheap suit, Hunting in the Shadows and Alone and Unafraid have solidly moved from “speculative fiction” into “alternate history.”  It’s a risk that an author takes, writing fictional stories in real-world conflict zones, that events might very well overtake the story.  In this case, they have, as a couple of my assumptions in setting up the story have proven erroneous: I figured ISIS would focus more on Syria until Assad was overthrown, and that the IA would show a little bit more spine than it has.

Oh, well.  That’s why it’s fiction.  I’ll still push forward based on the story so far; for one thing, I’m not throwing out 80k words worth of work.  It’s still a good story, it’s just happening in a world that’s not quite ours…

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