I can't believe I rediscovered this story on my computer! The file properties window says it was created in May 2007, meaning I wrote it when I was thirteen. Wow. Normally I try and bury the kind of stuff I wrote when I was that age, but I was just so pleased to have found this that I just had to post it! It's really one of the better things I was writing back in 2007. No truly awful Sues or self-inserts that I can make out yet, at any rate. I remember I worked really hard on this for quite a few weeks, and then for some reason I just stopped. Which is a shame, because I actually think if I'd continued with it over the past few years it would be really good by now. I've forgotten what I had in mind when I started it now though, so I'd probably struggle to continue with it if I wanted to. Anyway, here's the little bit of it I wrote way back when. I hope it's entertaining, despite its many flaws.
Title: On The Tides Of History
Summary: In the early twentieth century, a small group of special operatives with arcane knowledge about time and space are trying to hold back the forces which threaten to plunge the world - and the entire universe - into war.
Notes: Ok, I accept that some of the characters are cliched and out of place, the concept behind the story is rather confusing (which I think may be down to the influence of Sandy Pearlman), there are glaring historical and cultural innacuracies which could only possibly be excused by claiming this is set in a parallel universe, and so many other things that are wrong with it. But I don't think it's atrocious beyond redemption. I think there are a lot of good things about it, and I'm quite proud of it as one of my early attempts at writing. I just wish I taken time to develop it more and given it the improvement I think it actually deserves.( On The Tides Of History - Prologue )
*Groan* Some of the dialogue in this is terrible! And there are instances of horribly purple prose. But still, most of the writing is actually better than what I remember most of my efforts at thirteen being. I actually quite like this.