I was kept awake this afternoon by a rampaging story. Cicatrix unfolds and unfolds.
One thing I was telling Gwyn about Saturday was names in this. Names are important in my writing; sit down with me for a few hours sometime and ask me about names in Shayara! So it was fascinating to me that my protagonist in Cicatrix
was not telling me her name; she has a rotating list of names that she uses, but is clear that none of those are actually her name. This didn't much surprise me, as she's quite dissociative; she literally does not think about herself as herself.
It took another character to give me her name - when the antagonist smiles and says "I remember you. You're what's left when the fire's gone."
Her name is Ash
. That antagonist is Kai
. One of the other characters has been very definite about his name being Aaron
I realize this is of interest to maybe three of you, but there you have it.
(I need a Cicatrix icon.)
(Also, Cicatrix =
1 : a scar resulting from formation and contraction of fibrous tissue in a wound
2 : a mark resembling a scar especially when caused by the previous attachment of an organ or part (as a leaf))