My senior thesis. A story told in triptychs.
CHAPTER 1: OUTSET
I set my fictional story at Delaware’s Indian River Bay, a place that perfectly connects land and ocean. It begins with Beryl. Her father loves to fish all year round. Fishing is big sport in this small town by a bay inlet that flows into the Atlantic. Beryl doesn’t like fishing so much, but she loves photography and always has a camera with her. On one such trip, she falls into the cold waters while helping reel in a huge bass.
CHAPTER 2: TRANSIENT
Nergüi is from a colony of deep sea aliens that arrived long ago and adapted to the vast dark depths of the Atlantic Ocean. As a new oil rig drills into the ocean floor and straight through their home and my alien character is scattered from his fellow colony members as they all escape. He ends up alone in the bay in searching for food and stays as it is abundant with fish. The characters meet when Beryl sinks into the waters, body heavy from her wet coat and mind muddled by cold shock, the creature helps her back onto the shore.