Concept Behind "Worth the Risk" by Alain Gomez
This particular story is a standalone I have available on Amazon, BN, etc. that takes place in my Muzik Chronicles universe. Muzik Chronicles is my serial sci-fi blog I started it a little over six months ago. It's kind of like a weekly comic strip only blog-style. The goal is to eventually have it be a place where people could submit their own little mini adventures.
On the blog, all adventures are flash fiction in that they are under 1,000 words. In an effort to help attract a wider audience, I created this longer short story featuring one of my reoccurring characters, Calen Natari.
I really enjoy writing these stories. They're just...fun... to create. I guess they let me relive my Star Wars fandom from when I was little? It helps me to unleash the geek within? I dunno. What I do know is that I hated it when the Star Wars books got really serious. To me, that totally defeats the purpose. There's just something very comforting about the heros that always make it out alive to save the day.
As one quick side-note: I've been working with concept artist Andrew de Guzman to help spice up my blog. He's been doing a fantastic job making me pictures of the various planets, weapons, races and ships I've described on Muzik Chronicles. This cover art is his latest creation.