Sammohini Arc

The Story” has two main characters: John and Trishna.

Trishna’s oldest sister, Sammohini or “Sam” for short, is the first character that I’ll be developing organically within “The Story.” This will help flesh out their world, too, since it is essentially a reskin of our reality. Originally, Trishna was just going to have an older brother, Lance, but eventually, that morphed into Sammohini and her older brother, and second oldest sibling overall, Fearghal.

Sammohini’s arc is my first practice run for “The Story.”

Sammohini has some inspiration from my life and the lives of other career professionals. I’ve, at times, lifted straight from my experiences, however, I don’t consider Sammohini to be a proxy for me: her personality is based partially on me, sure, along with a handful of others. Her stories should loosely fit within “The Story,” so if there are any differences in details, then we’ll sort it out when we get there, right?

Meet the relevant characters, probably out-of-date:

  • Main Characters:
    • Sammohini “Sam” Lanchester-???: Hard-working, polite, but she rambles on and on. She may eventually get over this. I picked her name because it means hypnotize and looked cool.
    • Samuel ???: Sam’s husband. They might not have the closest relationship, partially because he hasn’t made an official appearance as of June 2018…
    • Alejandría “Allie Pally” Lanchester-???: Their baby daughter.
  • Side Characters:
    • Jane Lanyard: Sam’s friend from childhood. Logical and quiet unless she feels like opening up. She just can’t catch a break when it comes to finding work, so though technically more capable than Sammohini, she works a temporary warehouse job, maybe because she doesn’t have as much of a bubbly personality, or maybe because of something else… Also plays guitar frequently to catch her big break.
    • Trishna, John, and Pollyanna: They appear as background characters.
  • Eville Medical Tier I Team/Coworkers:
    • ???
  • Eville Medical Tier II Team/Coworkers:
    • Hank Ospfrey: Sammohini’s coworker and mentor. He’s “an almost old-timer technician with insomnia-stained eyes.” Working for the thrill of fixing technical and non-technical problems.
    • Venkat “Vinny” Nibhanupudi: Almost like an uncle to Sammohini. He’s just there because he’s so close to retirement. Will go with the flow.
    • Nils Dusjen Nilsen III: The character-personification of everything I hate about IT people.
  • Eville Medical Bosses:
    • Linda Mutiger: Sammohini’s manager. She manages the more customer-facing teams. Former military. Actively in a sobriety program to balance the need for career success with the need to stay afloat.
    • Lisa: Linda’s manager and the director of the department. “The Big Boss,” so to speak. Alliterative on purpose. I’ve worked under two bosses with the same given name. Writers avoid alliteration at the expense of reality to be nice to their readers; you’ll get unfiltered reality from me.
  • Eville Medical Customers:
    • Doctors:
      • Dr. Florigen, (Department): Clutter-minded pathologist.
      • Dr. Olubunmi Hardman, Optometrist: Polite doctor.
      • Dr. 1, (Department): Forgot to list these out…
      • Dr. 2, (Department): Forgot to list these out…
      • Dr. 3, (Department): Forgot to list these out…
    • Other employees:
      • Advertising
        • Tia: Sharp, fast-talking advertiser. She gets along well with Sammohini, but only when she gets what she wants as soon as she needs it.
      • Accounting
        • Brenda: Computer complainer…
        • Guntur: Young manager.
      • Oncology:
        • Dusty: Lead nurse. Encouraging to Sammohini.
      • Janitorial
        • Harlowe: Been around forever. He’s someone that has a mysterious pull on the IT department and yet seems like just a humble worker.
    • Other folks Sammohini may meet.
  • The Consulting Agency Staff:
    • Addison: Director of Human Resources.
    • Fidelity: Account manager that worked directly with Linda to find new contractors.
    • Steve: Loser project manager. No one likes working with him.
    • Chris: Recruiter.
    • Ricca: Recruiter. Jane’s rude recruiter.
  • Sneaker-Wiles-Scribe Transportation Team/Coworkers:
    • Jim ???: Jane’s coworker doing driving/warehouse work. Has a daughter around Jane’s age with a similar problem. Supports Jane’s career ambitions and covers for her job hunting.
      • Detlef “Deadlift” Gebhard: The big boss. Has some fingers missing, and might eventually hire John in based on Jane’s recommendation.
      • Abe: Second in command.
    • “Ruckus”: An outspoken mover.
    • Sili Mariota: A mover that gets along well with Jane because he knows she’s more shy than rude.

This is roughly the chronological order of the stories, updated whenever:

The Sammohini Arc concludes with the start of a few key short stories.

I caught myself before getting too deep into the mythos here, so just consider these as you would if you mistakenly read the first page of Book 2 in a multi-book series. There wouldn’t really be enough to spoil anything, but you can tell from the get-go that it’s a new direction, mainly because rather than casual worldbuilding, there are significant additions to the plot and a generally increased sense of tension.

This will be called the Chaos Arc.

Not entirely because of “Chaos,” aka, Carrie. Since you’re reading, you might be curious as to the overall details. Well, in the Sammohini Arc, my fiction practices were all an attempt at refining my writing abilities, along with casually building up the world of Eville Medical, Sneaker Transport, and the lives of Sammohini and Jane. That’s so that when I write the Chaos Arc, well…

  • Jane
  • Sammohini
    • “Part 1” [##] – Something happens to Hank.
    • “Part 2” [##] – Something further happens to Hank.
    • Before writing part 3, I realized I’m not ready to write an involved plot yet…