Neeka’s Story

Welcome to the story I’m writing about Neeka Delgado, the half-elven UAV (drone) racer; the human guy she meets at a race, named Tolo; and the ork private investigator named Asher O’Leary, set in a futuristic cyberpunk world…

These chapters were written out of order using the WordPress Discovery Challenge writing prompts, but below is the story order — each link will take you to that chapter.  I have tried to take out any spoilers, but start at the beginning to avoid them all, of course!


I wrote some vignettes from Neeka’s childhood and early adulthood that give you some backstory on her character, but the story hasn’t started yet.

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Neeka attends an illegal UAV race at a huge mall that is closed for the night.

(This is the official Chapter 1 and the beginning of the story)

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She meets another racer there, they have a chat, and then they decide to take a walk together.

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I took a “risk” and started the next scene in a screenplay format — it’s very short, and just shows them walking and deciding where to go…


… and then Neeka and the other racer end up in an interesting location and chat some more.

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Neeka and Tolo go on a “daring adventure,” taking a wild ride (and getting pretty cozy too) before making their escape.

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The next day, Neeka goes into work as usual, but gets stopped at the security gate by a new minder.

(There’s going to be a scene of Neeka at work, but it’s not written yet.)


After work, Neeka takes her usual bus home, excited about another race being held that night.  She gets a weird feeling though, and gets off her bus a stop early, to walk the rest of the way.

(Note that this was the very first scene written for the story, so it’s missing some details that will be added in the rewrite, such as Neeka thinking about the night before.)

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The weird feeling sticks with Neeka and when she gets to her apartment, something interesting happens.

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Once all the excitement dies down, Neeka has a conversation that raises more questions than answers…

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Neeka continues her conversation with her mysterious visitor as she’s trying to leave for the race that night.

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Neeka rides an express bus out to the Styx and approches the abandoned factory where the race is being held.

 Click here if you really want to see all of the Neeka Story posts in the order they were written, starting from the bottom of the page.

Image credits:  See each individual post for the credit and full picture!