Saturday Sample Chapter: Planet Chromatica

planet chromatica
[Chapter 1 Part I]
The multiverse witnessed a plethora of refugees.

 After the Exomoon bombs hit the city of Hollandus Landing, Wisconsin, several souls were thrust across so many dimensions, planets, and other locations far away from the Earth.

 Some of these souls were transported to one such world that was lightyears away from their own home world.

 It would be none other than the peculiar world of Planet Chromatica.

 While it could inhabit human life and had a similar amount of water, but there were some noticeable differences than Earth.

[Chapter 2 Part II]

Planet Chromatica is a world that had several castles and palaces across several countries.

 However, this wasn’t like some pseudo-medieval fantasy story from some half-wit authors. The environment was far more technological.

 There were hovering vehicles instead of wagons or horse carriages.

 There were telecommunication devices that certainly beat telegrams or snail mail.

 There were weapons infused with both enchanted energies alongside technology when they work.

 However, there was one aspect that certainly wasn’t there on Earth.

 As the cliche would go, there be dragons.

[Chapter 3 Part III]

Yes, there were those otherwise mythical reptiles having a presence in Planet Chromatica. They were influencers in numerous kingdoms and had connections with various humans.

 Some assisted humans with nefarious reasons such as usurping kingdoms or committing crimes.

 There were others less common that wanted to enhance some people with some abilities in this magic/technology hybrid world.

 These individuals (humans and dragons alike) certainly would play a role in this tale in the multiverse.

 They would be Antia and Distira.

[Chapter 4 Part IV]

Antia Azarola was fawned over by so many men across the planet. The affection added to those vainglorious pretensions in her dimension filled with tiaras and mirrors. She was a princess where anything she said went. Not to mention she had her own personal golden dragon to assist her with some firepower if she needed it.

 Distira was a dragon who was a guardian of one of the villages. She blessed a long line of heroines known as dragon princesses who were able to help defend the land. Unfortunately, the last one in that lineage was offed in the line of duty and her realm was under threat from these other kingdoms.

 There would be three souls to enter into that realm though.

[Chapter 5 Part V]

Three people who’s hometowns were outside of Hollandus Landing, let alone the state of Wisconsin had a connection to the Heaven of the Midwest because of one common denominator. All three of them were college students at the reputable Leyden Avalon University.
Yes, the same location where the Ghastly Graduation happened prior to the Exomoon attack was the catalyst for three particular people who were transported together when the bombs did strike.

 There was a multi-sport athlete from Portage, Indiana by the name of Taylor Garver.

 There was a media studies major and videographer from St. John, New Brunswick, Canada named Earl McRae.

 Finally, there was a theatre major and actress from Topeka, Kansas named Darina Thornley-Foster.


Feel free to order Planet Chromatica for 99 cents here.

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59 thoughts on “Saturday Sample Chapter: Planet Chromatica

    1. It is an ebok already. This and other books in the Hollanduscosm (the series revolving around my book Hollandus Landing) are all cell phone novels. This format involves chapters that are 70-200 words each as they add to a much larger story. It’s been a trend in Asia for over a decade, but it’s becoming a niche in America. Here’s a link to Planet Chromatica: https://books2read.com/b/3Jy8PE.

      I would strongly recommend reading Hollandus Landing first which you can get at your own price including free on NoiseTrade: https://books.noisetrade.com/cmbbell/hollandus-landing

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      1. I see. I’ve had some feedback from some of my friends who bought my books. One friend of mine who’s also a writer and blogger liked Hollandus Landing (the one on NoiseTrade) and told me how original the concept was while liking some of the characters.

        Cell phone novels can certainly be worth getting used to. I had to get used to it when I read them and when I started writing them. It was fun posting the chapters on the blog when I serialized Hollandus Landing and Gateway to the Empyrean or when I used the Talehunt app (it’s like Twitter for microfiction) to serialize Telestic Estoc and Revezia: Sika Uvira Chronicle.

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      2. Reading in tiny snippets doesn’t appeal to me. I like to have something that will grip me for hours. It’s a question of what you’re used to. Reading on the phone is something that would never occur to me. I hate the thing.

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      3. Fair enough. You don’t have to read a cell phone novel on a cell phone since I compiled them into full ebooks now. Besides that, I have plenty of traditional novels, novellas, and novelettes around like the Revezia series, Piteraq Dusk, or Sylvain: Serpent King to name a few.

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      4. Thank you very much! It’s been a great creative journey writing my own stories and characters. Granted, I’m still small potatoes even in the indie author world, but I’m happy that I was able to do something by making stories I’ve never seen before while also making the stories I want to write.

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      5. Thanks, Jane. I certainly will continue writing cell phone novels like the Hollanduscosm series will be written exclusively in that format, but I’m not going to stop writing the traditional way with regular novels as well.

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      6. I hope you will. You have an obvious urge to write and the more you write the better you’ll get. I’ve been writing for about fifteen years now and I’m just beginning to be satisfied with what I produce. Satisfied in that I’m getting to be about as good as my ability extends. I know I’ll never be as good as the best but I want to draw out as much as there is.

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      7. Sure thing. That’s true about writing. I do that with stories and other forms of writings. Keep up what you’re doing. Besides your blog and your writings on there, do you have a place where you have published books available?

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      8. I’ve ‘met’ more people I would really like to know ‘for real’ through blogging than I have in real life. Maybe because when you start to say what you really think, the people who disagree just drift away, and you’re left with like-minded, creative people. Another reason not to shy away from honesty. That’s probably why so many people moan about their friends—they’ve never dared admit to not agreeing with them.

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      9. Come to think of it, I’ve felt the same way about some bloggers I follow on here. Just by sharing opinions and thoughts about various subjects allowed me to do that. Some of those people have supported my works more than people I know in real life. Blogging has certainly allowed me to be more assertive online and offline. I feel like my honesty is appreciated on here a lot more even when I disagree (civilly, of course) with people.

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      10. Blogging sorts out the kind of people whose ideas we get along with. Often it’s in the comments section more than in the blog posts. People who open up and agree are saying, hello! I think like you do. It’s encouraging.

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      11. Oh, I certainly agree especially with the comments section on different posts. It certainly can be encouraging. I know there are times where there are minor disagreements here and there, but things so far have been fine. There are times where I learn from others and times where I’ve taught others depending on the post.

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      12. There are bound to be disagreements if what we post has any passion in it. But as long as we stick to facts that can be corroborated and don’t try to be offensive, anyone who takes offence is out of order and probably looking for a fight.

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      13. Definitely and I do my best to have facts or at the very least bring credence to my opinions if it’s a more subjective matter. I’ve noticed that with real life interactions with people being offended with what I say trying to start a fight.

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      14. Okay. I can see that. Even though I tend to use things like magic, superpowers, or some locales that wouldn’t exist on earth in most of my fantasy projects, I do try to ground it in reality or at the very least have a sense of logic for why things are that way.

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      15. That’s what I mean really. It has to be believable, natural, like the characters. That pointing a magic wand at something and saying magic words doesn’t do it for me. I want to know, why?

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      16. Yes, and I agree with that, too. Having a magic wand in itself wouldn’t be bad, but if magic is used, it would be better if there were limitations to ground everything. Like using a spell for a limited amount of times, having magic energy be limited like a battery charge, or having some kind of attachment to something negative or a punishment mechanism involved.

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      17. It’s a difficult one to pull off. I’m all for suggestion and blurring of realities but far less won over by the point a wand at it, say a magic word and puff! the mountain crumbles into dust or a herd of cows turns into dragons. It’s too definite and obviously defying all the laws of physics.

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      18. Good call and it is difficult when it comes to magic. I can see why people are into “magical realism” that involves limitations to whatever spells or powers are available should that concept be involved in a story.

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