Watering hole of the Angel of Death.
Azrael’s Stop is Silverstring Media’s inaugural experimental storytelling project, exploring the line between what the author provides and what the audience must imagine and piece together, just as it explores the line between life and death.
The project is made primarily of daily micro-fiction, very short stories that are each self-contained snippets of a scene that gives the reader a sense of character, place, conflict and resolution. But each story builds on the others, so that taken as a whole, the stream of stories paints a broader picture of a tavern known as the Stop and the people that inhabit it. As you follow along over time, you’ll get a better sense of who these people are, where they have come from—and where they might be going. This story stream is then augmented by other bits of media that help fill in the gaps and fill out the world.
Azrael’s Stop centres around the seventeen-year-old bartender named Ceph, who has seen everyone he loves die throughout his life. He wants to understand why he’s at this place, surrounded by death, and wants to find a way he can have some kind of normal life — but he is afraid that if he lets himself too close to anyone, they too will die. Will those who come to the Stop be able to pull him back to the world of the living, or will he only be pushed further into darkness?
Check it out at azraelsstop.com