Along with that, a little news: The update schedule is moving to a (hopefully more sustainable) Monday/Thursday. I'm still only about halfway through the material previously written, but edits and rewrites -- and the new sections inserted along the way, like today's -- are eating up a lot of my time. Slowing down the update pace will let me focus more on continuing the story. Oh, and having a life. ;-p
This week, I want to get the story submitted to Web Fiction Guide -- with the Characters page in place, it's almost feature-complete, which was the main thing holding me back before. Any other suggestions for spreading the word and potentially reaching some new readers?
As to the updates: The Sunlit World: Act II follows our heroes' argument about the reality -- and the danger -- of the Shadowlands. Not content to leave philosophy well enough alone, I jumped straight into a new character's introductory story in The Wastes: III and The Wastes: IV. Peter's experiences offer our deepest look yet into the ecology -- and, not incidentally, morality* -- of the Shadowlands, and a hint that Riselmian's experiences in the Wastes may not have been the fluke they first seemed ...
* Essay question: You're forcibly thrown into a world where people are nice to one another, with a functioning civilization, while consuming one another's children for sustenance. What are the theological implications? Discuss. ;-)