Happy New Year, and Happy New Story!
Wow, it’s been a long time, hasn’t it? Combine the fact that it’s been ages since there have been any new episodes for me to watch and be inspired by with the fact that my job leaves me exhausted at the end of every day, and you have a writer who’s been in a seven month motivational drought. Thankfully though, my dry spell has finally been broken.:)
I’ve always enjoyed writing from the point of view of characters on the show other than Mulder and Scully, and this little vignette for Fight the Future is written from Frohike’s point of view. I recently reread another Frohike vignette I wrote several years ago about when Scully was abducted in season two. That got to me thinking about how he might’ve felt when Mulder was shot and Scully went missing again in FTF, which led me to writing After the Shot. I hope you enjoy it.:)
And on a completely different side note, I recently discovered that seasons 1-9 are all on Amazon Prime video (Duh, how did I not know that?), and one night last week, I watched Sein und Zeit and Closure. I hadn’t seen either of those episodes in probably more than a year, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them. I know a lot of people didn’t like the way the whole Samantha thing was resolved, but man, David’s acting was SO good in those episodes. I thought that scene with Scully when he was reading Samantha’s diary in the diner and the scene in the woods with his sister at the end of Closure were just exceptional.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on After the Shot, on these two emotional episodes, or anything else X-Files related. Drop me a line sometime, and who knows? Maybe it will get me motivated to write something else, and you won’t have to wait another seven months to read it <g>
After the Shot