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Projects: The Silent Column
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Updated the synopsis, sorry for the delay.
The Silent ColumnSynopsis:
The story is told by many people's points of view before and after the world comes to an end. During The End, people were driven into madness, killing themselves and other people. The grass turned razor sharp and red as well, and the air became hot and humid while sand became black.___Characters___Tashen's group:
After three days, The End stopped and the things that changed went back to normal- asside from all machines refusing to work. The many dead bodies quickly vanished into the renewed green grass.
Now, only a few people remain. They're scarred by the end and wish to find out how it happened- to find out who, if anyone, was responsible for it.
An interresting story about man, God, spirits, consepts, and supernatural forces.
Tashen, Male, 17:Serra's group:
A 17 year old boy who lives near the dark with his small "family" of Kina, (his sister) Josefine, (his good friend) and Keith (A small boy taken care of by Josefine). He spends most of his time gathering things from the abandoned city and visiting his sister and the other friends he meets. He doesn't know how to feel or how to react to The End, though it makes him sad when he takes time to think about things. He never chose a direction to take in life when he was in school, and now his normal life is simply gone.
Kina, Female, 17:
Tashen's 17 year old sister. Fun loving and spunky, Kina has become mentally ill from the trauma of watching her mother kill herself. She hates herself for various reasons and hides it, often putting on her sarcastic mask instead of facing her problems.
Josefine, Female, 16:
Tashen's 16 year old child hood friend. She likes to garden and cook, and takes care of Keith, teaching him how to do what she does at times. She's understandably concerned about Tashen after what happened in The End, and when she sees him stirring in his sleep, it worries her more. She is there for Kina, Keith, and Tashen whenever she can be.
Keith, Male, 11~:
A small boy who is very playful and kind, loving to make people smile. He loves Josefine and Serra very much, and is forever in debt to Josefine for saving him when his parents were nowhere to be found. He does his best not to be depressed and stay joyous... and because of his happiness, he can often lighten a very saddened heart with his love.
Amy, Female, 16~:
A girl who is often in a certain park and becomes friends with Tashen when he stumbles across her one day. She has a calm air and voice about her, somehow seeming motherly. She loves nature and people, and enjoys Tashen's company, often conversing with him about what it means to be alive. Much of the time she simply rests in the park and stays quiet, which isn't as annoying as it may sound, due to her tranquil presence. Though, when snow starts to fall, it's suggested by Tashen that they meet someplace warmer for their visits.
Serra, Famale, 11~:Thidria's group:
A small girl who first meets Tashen in the middle of the night by pounding on his door. She feels terrible after The End, and felt strongly that she "had to see Tashen again", though Tashen has never seen her before. Because of The End, she is understandably very quiet and grieved. When she's not depressed, however, she loves many people and tries to help in any way that she can. She is grateful for Tashen's safety and his family's hospitality, and enjoys playing with Kina, and Keith. She can be very mature and serious, but also very fun.
Nithi, Female, 15:
A 15 year old friend of Serra, Sal, and Pril. She tends to be understanding, and cares very much for Serra. Before The End, she lived in her house without her parents. She doesn't know what happened to them, or why they were never there. But to her it doesn't matter, because by now they are surely dead. She likes to reminisce and think about many things, and loves everyone in her small circle of friends. However, while her friends often do things, Nithi finds that she spends most of her time alone in her own thoughts or taking in silence. Perhaps she spends too much time by herself.
Pril, Female, 16~:
A 16 year old friend of Serra, Sal, and Nithi. Something about her is cold and disturbing, and it's frightening to Tashen. She doesn't talk much, and is very kind to Serra. She has many skills including hunting and skinning, cooking, lock-picking, and physical activities among other things. She hates herself and many things, including Tashen. However, she also often shows him love and seems to be delicate, or seems not to care about him or know him at all. One could easily find that frustrating, but somehow... it feels like she isn't simply insane or rude.
Sal, Female, 16~:
A 16 year old girl who's friends with Serra, Nithi, and Pril, who spends her time gathering supplies, food, ingredients, and other things from the abandoned city with her friends. She can be harsh but is sensitive inside, and wants Serra to be happy and wants Tashen to treat her well. It isn't uncommon for Sal to wander away from her friend's camp in the night to be alone, nor is it uncommon for her to scornfully deny any praise
Trad, Male, 17:
A 17 year old boy who's friends with Sal and helps her find things in the city. He's naturally leads and is determined, like a fighter, while also being kind and understanding to those who need it. Though Sal may not remember or be aware of this, Trad knew Sal before The End occurred. He had only seen her for a short while at school before she apparently disappeared. He doesn't talk about himself much, though he may if a moment arises. He feels powerful, yet controlled, and is Slaiy's older brother.
Slai, Male, 14~:
A 14 year old boy who's friends with Sal and the little brother of Trad. He tends to be timid and has a soft crush on Sal. He likes looking at the sky and collecting trinkets and searching old buildings, being slightly odd in the things that he does. That said, Slaiy isn't very hard to talk to or understand.
Life, Male, 17~:
A boy who looks about 17 who was found washed up on shore by Thidria. He doesn't remember many things, but he remembers some things in time. He was bleeding badly when Thidria found him, and Thidria gave him his name. However, despite his name, Life can be very cold and distant, especially towards Tashen. But even so... he loves and respects the girl who saved him and listens to what she says very much of the time, including any orders she may give. He is solitary for the most part, but as time goes on, he spends more time with the girl who saved him and less time being consumed with bitterness.
Thidria, Female, 13~:
A girl who looks about 13 with long white hair. She lived by herself near the edge of the city before taking Life in.
She doesn't want to go see the others, and says she's content where she is. It seems like she feels uneasy when Tashen brings up the other survivors. She likes all-dressed potato chips and likes to make simple contraptions in her spare time as her mind wanders. She is oddly mature for her age, striking Tashen as less of a "little kid" and more of a girl his age, because they often spend time discussing mature questions and concepts, or fixing things.
Zaikrady, Female, 17~:Others:
A girl who looks 17. She's tall and slim and feels cold to be around, often being harsh to herself and people around her. Having many issues, she loathes herself and is very dangerous to make angry, wanting secretly and deeply to be accepted and forgiven. Perhaps she has done something terrible before The End which she can't make up. Even though she's covered in her self hatred, she is kind to Christiana and her sister as best as she knows how. Also, she later paints pictures to express herself constructively.
Christiana, Female, 17:
A 17 year old Christian girl who takes care of Zaikrady and her sister. She's kind, though in a slightly rough way, and is an old friend of Tashen's. She's willing to preach to you but is sensitive about it and what she says about God and Jesus, because she's been prejudged many times by others based on her name, rendering her somewhat weary. Though Tashen and Christiana have been friends for quite some while, there are things Christiana still hides from him.
(Christiana's sister), Female, 15~:
Christiana's 15 year old sister. She's a Christian as well, and likes to go to the library in the city and read non-fiction books about what things are made out of and how to make things.
"The Doctor", Male, 17~:____________
A young man who was training as a doctor's apprentice before The End occurred. He is a good person but strikes one as stony and not "overly" friendly. Now, he stays in the hospital alone to take care of the few people who need medical attention, including Kina. He can also be found outside gathering various herbs. He is only experienced in physical illness and wounds, and knows much less about mental illness, however when someone with mental illness comes to him, he knows a few tricks and has a few medicines to help them.
"The White Fairy", Male, ??~:
A silent fairy with eagle's wings and pupilless, colorful eyes that flow like liquid, who lets his eyes' changing colors bleed into one another. Tashen meets him in the abandoned highschool, where he enjoys making music with his magic. The White Fairy can be hostile and very dangerous despite everything else about him. He seems somehow familiar to Tashen but it's hard for him to place.
???, Male, 16~, Deceased:
A friend who Sal had had not so long ago, in the rare times she would go to school.
???, Male, 33~, Deceased:
A cold and concise man who Sal knew from her past. Sal doesn't even know much about him.
Alex, Male, 14~:
A childhood friend who "Pisha" had had not so long ago. He met "Pisha" when she was drowning in the sorrows and grayness of life.
"Pisha", Female, 14~:
A strange girl who is weary and longs to find meaning and excitement. She often insists on being called "Pisha". Though it is not her real name, she perhaps finds it more interesting.
Tell me what you think. I appreciate and look forward to you guys' interest and feedback very much.
I'm really excited to do this and hear from you guys.
As I go, I'll update this first post.
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