“Cazzet” by Derek LaBouve

Hey, Derek here. I felt I should make a post about my short story that I wrote and maybe even tease the next one a little bit.

My first story “Cazzet” came from a rough patch I was going through several months ago. I channeled my grievances in the form of an apocalyptic story. Right before I killed off the character I decided to take it in a new direction asking “what if there is a knock on the door before she kills herself?”. I knew I had to explain a way for someone to magically come back from the dead. I introduced the concept of being able to create realities based on dreams. I called people who can do this “Cazzets”. It’s a totally made up word and I even googled it to make sure. The story then becomes her trying to making the dream permanent rather than a lucid dream.

I’m an amateur writer so I’m not going to claim this is the best thing ever written. I took a lot of inspiration from the video game “Life is Strange”. It’s a great game you can play on console or even your phone. It deals with time travel and the butterfly effect. This girl has this rewind power she uses initially to save her friend who was shot. If you like the game, I promise this short story has a similar vibe.

Please check out my short story. It’s only $2.99 + tax on the Amazon store or free if you have the Kindle monthly service.

next month, I’m going to release a short story about 5 humans competing in an alien game show for the chance to win advanced alien knowledge and technology. The games are deadly so no one is ever really safe while playing. Look out for “Lesnara”!

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