This work aims to create an ambiance, rather than to portray a plot as traditional fiction does. The 40+ vignettes are all arranged in a manner which gives insight into the world surrounding Armskirk, describing vivid moments of its existence. However, the vignettes are not ordered in a way which convey stories but rather act as accounts of history. The multiple descriptions act as a medium for which this magically mundane world may come to life.
While it is true that multiple stories do exist inside the world of Armskirk, they are never completely addressed in detail. The set-up for the lives of individuals and peculiar events are noted and then left open to interpretation of how they will unfold.
The work truly is an example of experimentation with detail and the style of vignette. I played with how I could utilize its form to portray ideas and how sequencing and structure can form the major aspects of a work.
With the collection coming together as a whole, this work could be used to prompt writers or help them realize how a character and/or story can unfold in a detailed and vivid setting. I wrote this work with the luxury that I might use this setting to help write future stories and build coherent story elements.
©2016 Carlos Lewis