Rise, Rise is the first short novel (novella) that I wrote. I wrote it during college (my undergrad years). And, to be quite honest, I haven’t really touched it since. It’s still very much a first draft.
It’s a project I have every intention of working through and revising and editing. I’ve got several ideas on what I’d like to do, but I haven’t settled on a firm direction yet. It’s entirely possible as start revising (or rewriting) that large portions (or even the entire story) change.
However, there is some pride in this being the first long form fiction piece that I ever completed. There’s a nice sense of accomplishment in that. Just know that when I do begin revisions, the story as you can read it will likely change, dramatically.
Rise, Rise is a modern fantasy, taking place in a modern day setting. In it, I reimagine what a phoenix could be. It’s a story about a man that realizes his true power and purpose alongside a powerful dryad he has know and loved for essentially eternity. He battles vampires and demons, and before long, is embroiled in an all out supernatural war that spills into the city streets.