The Awakening (After Shock)

by Colin Higbie

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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


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Story Elements

Ratings Factors

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


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
Genre Fantasy
  • World is similar to ours, but plot elements include magic
  • Fantasy world with low or no magic
  • Fantasy world where magic is prevalent
Setting Type:
  • Fantasy
Time Period:
  • N/A (Fantasy Setting)


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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 the After Shock post-apocalyptic world, characters, storyline, and related d20 game design for his friends and family. As an entrepreneur, Higbie co-founded Scribliotech around the $CP Crowd Pricing model to fairly price content from independent authors. Higbie was named to the “Next Network: 40 under 40” list of young business “rock stars” by Washington Business Forward. Higbie has launched or helped launch startup companies spanning biotechnology to high-tech surveillance to management training to electronic medical records. Higbie also served as Chief Strategist and leader of the touchscreen game design and selection group for the Megatouch brand (the pay-to-play touchscreen games you might see on a bar next to the peanuts, including one of the most profitable games of all time: Photo Hunt). Higbie oversaw Megatouch’s expansion onto the iPhone. During Higbie’s leadership of the brand, Megatouch games generated over $1.25B in sales at retail. Higbie holds a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire in Interdisciplinary Math and Physics.

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