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:

  • 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 appearance yet.
    • 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 because she doesn’t have as much of a bubbly personality. Also plays guitar frequently to catch her big break.
    • Trishna, John, and Pollyanna: They appear as background characters.
  • Eville Medical 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.
    • 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: Clutter-minded pathologist.
    • Other employees:
      • Advertising
        • Tia: Sharp, fast-talking advertiser. She gets along well with Sammohini.
      • Accounting
        • Brenda: Computer complainer…
        • Guntur: Young manager.
      • Janitorial
        • Harlowe: Been around forever.
    • Other folksSammohini 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. Supports Jane’s career ambitions and covers for her job hunting.
  • (One-off, random characters excluded from this list.)

This is roughly the chronological order of the stories: