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Strike Force Black

  by C. T. Glatte

(about 301 pages)
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We’ve analyzed hundreds of millions of words, from thousands of different authors, training our linguistic models to recognize the most vivid words in the English language… the words that create the most intense sensory experiences: colors, textures, sounds, flavors, and aromas.

Based on our analysis, we’ve scanned through the pages of this book to find the two pages at the extremes, both the most-passive and the most-vivid pages, so that you can compare them side-by-side and see the difference:

in weeks, having destroyed the Russian Carrier group the month before, but she’d been put in charge of training replacements and she trained and flew hard. The month of September had been busy and violent. Half the squadron had been lost, but now their ranks were back to full strength, albeit with raw, green pilots. They were moving north, to station themselves closer to the fighting in Alaska and Canada. The Russian advance had been stopped for the moment. Harsh weather along with the arrival of ten fresh Canadian divisions had been enough to stop their advance, but neither side was able to move forward. They were calling it a stalemate, reminiscent of World War I. The Fighting 4th was moving to Anchorage to bolster the Canadian Air Force, which had been taking heavy losses. The trip was just over two-thousand miles which they’d break up into three legs. Weather permitting they’d be landing in Alaska in three days. The move worried MaryAnn. The mere mention of Alaska brought up harrowing images of heavy combat. They’d be landing on an airfield that was under constant threat of air raids. So far, her war had been brutal and violent, but she knew safety was only a couple hundred miles away, to the mainland. If she were hit, she could limp back to the states, or if she had to bail out, as happened before, she’d at least have a chance of being picked up by friendly forces. In Alaska she’d be air crewmen fussing over their steeds. The smaller fighters were tethered to the ground with stout chains along the edges of the runway. They were widely spaced, parked inside concrete walls with only camouflage netting for roofs. Jimmy idly wondered when they’d get around to capping the small structures with proper roofing. One good snowstorm would bury them. He noticed a group of what could only be pilots walking toward the airport. They were dressed in flight suits with heavy leather coats and white fur up around their necks. They wore white helmets with oxygen masks hanging down. They swaggered toward the terminal with a confidence that only fighter pilots could pull off. They were almost to the terminal doors when there was another roar of aircraft overhead. The pilots stopped and looked up at the latecomers. Jimmy saw them point and followed their fingers. The clouds were descending quickly and it felt like it would snow. He saw a P-51 suddenly burst through the layer and flash over the airfield. Two more appeared and the planes stayed beneath the layer only a couple hundred feet above the ground and flew north up the valley before turning back. Jimmy watched in fascination as the first pilot deftly lined up and landed without so much as a bounce and taxied off the runway toward an empty revetment. The next two landed hard, each bouncing a few times before finally steadying. He noticed each plane had the same distinctive flash of pink

emotional story arc

Click anywhere on the chart to see the most significant emotional words — both positive & negative — from the corresponding section of the text…
This chart visualizes the the shifting emotional balance for the arc of this story, based on the emotional strength of the words in the prose, using techniques pioneered by the UVM Computational Story Lab. To create this story arc, we divided the complete manuscript text into 50 equal-sized chunks, each with 1507.04 words, and then we scored each section by counting the number of strongly-emotional words, both positive and negative. The bars in the chart move downward whenever there’s conflict and sadness, and they move upward when conflicts are resolved, or when the characters are happy and content. The size of each bar represents the positive or negative word-count of that section.

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