The Death and Rebirth of The Points Between

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Once upon a time I was happily writing a serial called The Points Between. It was a story I was incredibly passionate about telling -- a story that was viscerally important to me, even though it was way out of my comfort zone and far, far above my level of expertise -- and I'd actually finished an entire arc, and had started on the second arc, when a bunch of inconvenient things happened. The result of these inconvenient things was that the story has remained dormant for years: not dead, because it's never a story I've given up on, but dormant. I needed to make some decisions, and I didn't know what decisions I wanted to make.

I've made those decisions, and am in the process of moving forward. This is the story of that interminable process, and what came out of it.

The Points Between is, in my head, a story with three arcs. The first arc, where Matthew discovered he was a magician, was finished. The second arc, where he had to discover what that meant, was getting started. The third arc, where he had to choose how to use what he knew, was being set up. I was generally pleased with most of what I'd written, but there were a few things I'd done that had bothered me:

What a Piece of Work is Man

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2015: edited to remove dead links.

I suspect that someone, somewhere, is going to look at this cartoon and decide that I am equating Islam with the Ku Klux Klan. Which is a wholly irrational reaction to have, unless you also believe that KKK and Christianity are exactly the same thing. That would be a very peculiar position to take given Dr. Martin Luther King's profession (he was a Baptist minister), but I suppose it could be done.

It would perhaps be more accurate to say that I am equating a specific group within Islam with the KKK. A group that uses violence and terror in order to advance a political agenda, a political agenda that hides behind the justification of faith.