Thursday, 8 September 2011

Introducing ...

Name: Atropa
Story: The Unborn Trilogy - Golden Dawn
Status: Third in the Fortress’ Chain of Command

I get a little shiver go down my back just thinking on how I came up with Atropa. Mainly because I don’t know. If you’ve read The Unborn page, you’ll know that the first third of the story came from a dream. Atropa is in the last third of that first third. ^_^
She got her name after the genus that holds the Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna), which is, in turn, named after Atropos, one of the three fates in Greek mythology. The one that cuts the thread, if I recall right.
I suppose at one point Atropa was soft, but by the time she enters the story, she’s become a little unhinged. That comes with the territory, yet she still loves her brothers and sisters with the ferocity of a lioness. It’s how she goes about ‘protecting’ them that’s a little crazy. Still, what else can a girl do when her brothers don’t listen?
Probably not shoot them. That’s never a good start.

This image is actually quite a new one. I really wanted to throw her out into the cold in something more appropriate for hunting.


  1. Like the image. Snow is kind of evocative of mystery.

  2. Is it? I tend to think only of the coldness.
    Well then, it's well matched to the character. ^_^

    And thank you.

  3. I'm a fellow Liebster winner (and campaigner :)) I love the story of the fates - and I always think it's super good when your story comes to you in a dream :) Yay - bring it on!

  4. Got a couple of stories through dreams, including my short story. ^_^
    I adore most of the Greek myths, I just can't keep them all straight (probably due to an overdose of Hercules and Xena episodes in my teens). My favourite is the explanation of where centaurs came from. There's a lot you can do with what, when you look at it, basically amounts to 'they came from the sky'.

  5. My character Rebecca has decided that she is already a fan of this woman who *might* shoot her brothers when they don't listen ;)

  6. Yea, I think an old fan-fic character of mine would've approved too. But she's even more loco, so would she really count?

    As for might ... sticks and stones could break bones, but arrows go right through you. ^_^
    I did say she's unhinged.

  7. Hello there vampire girl and fellow Fantasy writer. I've just found you on the Campaign. It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm following you.