Chokeville

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Chokeville is an adventure novel about two sisters who work for a courier company called HAWTHORNE GRAIN which delivers things that can’t be delivered via normal or legal or earthly methods. This gets them in a lot of trouble.

KEYWORDS INCLUDE: ice concubines, unsavory surgeons, undersea hideouts, sad orphans, haunted suits, secret diners, shitty robots, ambient terror, the salty abyss

Everything takes place in a port town called FORT HOOK and it’s made up.

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It was made up by Joshua Green Allen, who is me, and I’ve been working on various iterations of this story for…for longer than I’d care to admit. I’m now putting together the final version, which is sort of a megamix of all those iterations.

If you’d like to chat about this project in a safe, nurturing environment, please drop me a line.

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OUR HEROES
Batya Hull | courier
Mina Hull | courier

RELATIONS
Adria Hull | mother
Harper Juno | pop

HAWTHORNE GRAIN
Margaret Feddema | founder
Voletta Black | courier
Hogwild | courier
Capital Sam | courier
Sister Aether | courier
Too Handsome Anthony | executive assistant
Dalia | accountant / bartender
General Crab | dispatcher / chef
Karl Manz | doctor
Champ | Karl’s dumb robot

THE ARCHIVISTS
Anabel | sassy teen
Carmen | crabby teen
Kimani | surly teen
(Rosa) | imaginary mother

HAWTHORNE GRAIN KNOWN ASSOCIATES
Maggie Suwannakintho | White Clinic, a bordello
Nia Baako | The Icy Spire, a seaborne distillery
Jane | The Mutable Room
The Valkyrie | bounty hunter
May Petroski | pearl diver
Mister Horn | money launderer

THE CLUTCH, A GAMING EMPORIUM
The Hand aka Son Hillers | owner, dealer
Delfina | Hand’s hand
Blue Eye | carrick player
Malquiades | carrick player
The Boring Kid | carrick player
Dezzetti | carrick player

HOOK NOTABLES
The Mayor aka The Fisherman | unkillable
James Glenndenning | Kimura Global, infrastructure
Mister Klang | Klang & Daughters, weaponry
Richard Eng | Rustic Industries, bioengineering
Anji Tesoriero | terrible poet
Dot Madriz | transportation czar
Fabulous Don Swezey | late night radio personality
Paulo Barretto | Cha-Cha’s, a diner
The Oarfish | hagiographer
The Invoker | lorekeeper
The Wild Orienteers | unruly exploration club for girls
The God of the Sea | pretty self explanatory
The Eye | taxi magnate

HOOK RANDOS
Madame Sunshower | The Pinprick, a tattoo parlor
Kiepper Frico | beholden to the Harmattan, cursed sword
Estra Maxie | bartender at the Embers
The Urchin | sassmouth
Junie | pilot, cartoonist
Frank Muto | ex captain of the Black Bee
Master Billy | dumb child crewmember of the Black Bee
Muirín | sea serpent, ex of Capital Sam
Emily Allers | false mayor

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