WEB-SERIAL: The Red Thread ~ Ep. 3

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So, another week…time is passing ridiculously quickly!!

Thank you so much for reading The Red Thread, and for all your support! It really means a lot to me! Please continue to give me your feedback and your ideas and your thoughts! I really want to hear what you think!

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SO, episode 3! Just as a recap:

Mei Shinenaga, a 23 year old Japanese-born student-doctor has recently moved from London with her energetic and determined best friend and colleague, Emilia Jacobs. As they leave London, they somehow come across an old friend of Emilia’s, Yue Russell. Exotic (being half-Chinese, half-English), attractive, flirtatious, a joker, it turns out that Yue is following Mei and Emilia to their university to do a Masters. But to Emilia’s great dismay, Yue is being accompanied by none other than the distant, cool, and surprisingly untalkative Tristan Leannán*, the heartthrob of Emilia’s high-school, who disappeared right after A-Levels. By the time that everyone collects for the start of the new term, Tristan, with no place to live now that Yue has found a new girlfriend to sharing his accommodation, ends up living with Emilia and Mei, despite their hesitation.

(* Yes, I have changed Tristan’s surname…!)

If you haven’t read them already, you can read the previous episodes by clicking the links below:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Okay, I’ll have to admit that this episode is also a bit slow. But isn’t the fact that Tristan is living under one with Emilia and Mei already quite dramatic?!

Enjoy! I might be cheeky and release Episode 4 slightly early…so keep watching this space!

~ THE RED THREAD ~

Episode 3

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Web-Serial: The Red Thread ~ Ep. 2

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‘Eat. Pray. Love.’ 

At the moment, I’m just about finding time to do the first of these three things. On top of that, I really need to add read in there somewhere. But I’m not particularly sure where it fits…yet.

Time. It’s something that we all have, and yet all lack. Everyone – and I mean everyone – is obsessed with ‘convenience’, getting things done ‘quickly’, reading something ‘short’, so as to add even more things to that endless ‘To-Do List’. So let’s face it: the idea of reading any Proust is a distant dream right now.

At the end of the day, you need to make time, dedicate time to those things that matter to you, otherwise you’ll just get lost in that labyrinth of unending normality and boredom.

…and this is my long-winded entry into the second episode my web-serial, The Red Thread.

I hope that you are all enjoying it so far. Even for me, the story feels a bit slow, but I really want the characters to come alive, and for us to relate to them. As time goes by, you (should!) enjoy things a lot more!

Thank you so much for all your feedback! Please, follow my blog by clicking the ‘Follow’ button in the left-hand side menu, and follow me on Twitter @tmir92

I promise to be more online from now on!

Enjoy!

~ THE RED THREAD ~

Episode 2

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WEB-SERIAL: The Red Thread

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So my second post. Exciting! And for it, I’ve decided to do something a bit different, and something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but never had the means of doing so.

Below, you’ll find the first episode of my first web-serial, ‘The Red Thread’. (Appropriate, right?!)

The premise is simple: two people tied together by the Red Thread encounter each other, and all hell breaks loose in the process, tightening and straining the bonds with their family and friends, and revealing all the secrets that each of these destined individuals hide.

 This story is going to be a short weekly instalment, on the condition that you’ll please leave a comment and tell me what you think. If you’re intrigued, then there’s an episode 2!

 Please do ‘Follow Me’ by entering your email address in the left sidebar, and follow me on Twitter (@tmir92).

 In the meanwhile, please enjoy the first instalment of my first web-serial:

 

~ THE RED THREAD ~

Episode 1

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And so it begins…

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The blogging world. I’m absolutely terrified. And excited. Well, first and foremost terrified. Why? Because there are thousands of people in this world that I would love to meet, and it makes my own world – the world in my head, the small world of me and my family and my friends and my studies and all that – so very small in comparison. I am terrified that I am but one person presenting something that I love – writing – to thousands of people who have had their fair share of life, and love, and pain, and frustration, and happiness, and enjoyment, and growth. I am terrified to share a piece of myself – my words and my writing – on such a powerful and influential tool in our modern generation.

So I’ll do my best. I can only really do my best, right? And I hope that you’ll join me. No, in fact, please help me along the path of growth and progress; because ultimately, I’m just a beginner here, so I’ll definitely be needing it!

This blog is my way into a world that is currently unknown to me: the realm of authors and playwrights and poets and bloggers and those people who try to make a difference with words. I think that I am to become one of them. Or rather, I feel that perhaps I’ve been bound by the ‘Red Thread’ to do so.

Have you heard of the ‘Red Thread’ before? It’s the idea that two people are bound together from the moment of their conception, but at that one moment in time when they meet, destiny comes in effect and the world, the universe, God, will ensure that those two people are together regardless of the damage it might cause as a consequence.

That’s how I feel about writing. That’s how I feel about telling stories. Sometimes by reading a story, you can try to understand someone else and learn something, and maybe it’ll make a difference to your life. That’s what I want. I want to make a difference. I want people to consider another perspective. I want people to look beyond themselves and realise that it’s the new generation who can really make a difference. Perhaps that’s an unrealistic aspiration, but you won’t know until you try, right?

My perspective: a 21 year old K-Pop and J-Pop fanatic, a graduate trained in Theology, a lover of languages but crap at Maths and Science (which only bothered him at GCSEs), and an aspiring writer – poetry, plays, novels, short stories, theses and dissertations, letters, gossip, whatever.

I love writing but I’ll have to admit it. I’m still learning. Always learning. Yet, I feel that writing might be something that is fundamentally bound to me by the Red Thread. So, I want to tell stories from my perspective. One perspective in billions. No more valid than anyone else’s, but also just as valid as anyone’s.

Just so that you get an idea, my blog will focus on my writing, and anything that influences it. This could be the music that I’ve been listening to (being an avid audiophile), or my own day-to-day occurrences, or something I’ve seen (an image, photo, painting, or even a person), a conversation I’ve had, anything that has influenced me. I’ll tag it as accordingly for easy access (in case you aren’t particularly interested in K-Pop or me ranting about an issue that for you might not be!)

I want to convey my whole process of writing, from the initial spark all the way to the final words of the story, and of course, that includes the great music, the people I’ve met, the conversations I’ve had, the places I’ve been, the tears I’ve shed, and that extra glass of ginger ale that I’ve drunk, everything contributes to the overall means of writing a short story, novel, or poem.

So, join me! Lend me your support! Let’s make the journey together!