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Origins and Inspiration for The Mercy Giver


The idea for The Mercy Giver came out of nowhere, really. I started writing randomly one day and as I wrote my words an idea formed in the back of my mind. At first, I intended the story to be just a straightforward crime thriller about a psychopath on the loose with a warped sense of destiny, but then I wondered how he would deal with his demons if ever faced with what he had done, but in a way that would make him feel something. What if he discovered that life is only the beginning of the journey and there are far more terrible things lurking in the afterlife?


I’ll admit, here Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, partly inspired me. Thus, my plan is to let my protagonist arrive in a dusty little Mexican town where he will meet a man dressed in black with a top hat and long white hair, and this man will introduce himself as Death. And Death will take our protagonist on a supernatural adventure he will never forget. Maybe not even survive. At this stage it is unknown even to me what will happen, though I do have an inkling.


I've submitted the first chapter for The Mercy Giver to Inkshares. If enough people support it, Inkshares will produce and publish the story. Please check it out if you have a chance. Like it if you find that you do. Share it if you want to. (Preorder it if you feel like it. *Hint* *Hint*) Whatever you can do, trust me, I’ll appreciate the heck out of it.

If this goes well, I might consider submitting The Dead God and even The Spirit Bow. Oh, and don’t mind the current cover for The Mercy Giver. It’s only a placeholder I put together until a proper one can be created.


If you click this link it will take you to my Inkshares page where you’ll find my first chapter and humble proposal.


So, if you’re in the mood for a modern tale, loosely based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, where, instead of a bitter old miser, you’ll get to meet a murdering psychopath, you’ve come to the right place.