The Awakening (After Shock)

by Colin Higbie

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Synopsis

An essential story to the development of two of the core After Shock characters, Stalt and the Cyborg. One of the only After Shock stories told in the first person. The Awakening follows the Cyborg’s rebirth, his human body ripped away and reconstructed with mechanical limbs. His loss is not limited to the physical, as he struggles with his remaining humanity.

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi Short Story

Additional Genre (descriptive only): Action, Adventure

Words: 2,595

Story Elements

Ratings Factors

Language: No profanity or censor words
Sexual Content: No sexual acts implied or described
Target Audience Age: Everyone (no target age)
Violence: Major violence, death

Setting

Geography: North America
Realism: Science well beyond modern definitions, bordering on fantasy
Setting Type: Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
Time Period: 2200 - 2999

Main Character

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Race: Irrelevant
Religion: Irrelevant
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual

Styles & Themes

Humor: Serious
Inspires Reader to Feel: N/A or None of the above
Mysteries & Puzzles: Modest mystery element(s) to story
Pacing: Time to savor, deliberate
Physical Action: Frequent action, driven by threat to safety or life by antagonist(s)
Political/Social Commentary: Politics play a minor role
Romance: Minor romance, not a significant story driver

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About the author

Colin Higbie

Colin Higbie is an entrepreneur who has liked to tell stories ever since he was a camp counselor entertaining his campers every night at bedtime. Sometimes these were short stories with a new one each night. Others were involved episodic stories spanning a week or more. Higbie also developed t [...]

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