Wednesday, November 26, 2008
What's Up Wednesday
I haven't added a word to the WIP this week due to having company, but I haven't stopped thinking about upcoming scenes. And there have been some new developments with my spawnsters, who are half human and half demon. The spawnster who ran in gangs after being thrown out by their human families when they started showing demon features got pretty tough. Not all spawnsters joined gangs and became criminals, but those who did took on some nasty habits.
Homeless spawnsters, gangs in particular, often went without food. While I was exploring my characters' backstories, these criminal gang members told me they sometimes killed humans out of desperation just to feed themselves. Makes me queasy to think about, but it also makes sense considering how oppressed these people were. A spawnster's survival instinct is very strong.
Many gang members left their criminal lives to become productive members of the Hellspawn community, but they never lost their taste for long pig, or human meat. The less savory Hellspawn dine on humans in secret.
I'm wondering now if this will be too gross and intense for readers. The story itself is not terribly dark, though there are dark themes and it has both moments of grittiness and moments of humour. That's why I'm blogging about it. Is cannabalism stepping over the line of acceptability? It will figure into the plot, have dangerous consequences, and I have an idea for turning the tables. I'd love to hear your thoughts.