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Caspian’s Fortune

  by Eric Warren

(about 286 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:

out now,” Evie said. “You gave me your word.” Cas had already turned back down the hallway to get to the hypervator. He might not make it far, but he’d be damned if he didn’t to try. “You never said I’d have to deal with him.” “Captain, don’t do this,” Evie warned. “Don’t force my hand.” He turned back. Box was leaning against the wall watching the program, oblivious to what was happening around him. “I should have known,” he said. “I should have suspected he was behind this, but I didn’t want to believe it. That’s my own fault. I should have been more honest with myself. Because there is only one reason the Coalition would want me back and it’s sitting on the other side of a desk down there somewhere.” He pointed down the hall. “What is this all about?” Evie asked. “Why not just meet with him? He’s the one who ordered me to find you.” “I can’t say I’m surprised,” Cas replied. “But I can’t do it. I’d rather go back to Veena than face him.” Her features softened. “You told me I could trust you.” Cas cursed himself. He glanced down the hallway. More than likely there were guards down there, ready to grab him the moment he tried to run. His ship had probably been disabled so he couldn’t escape without authorization. He glanced back at Evie, pleading with him. He’d known it would come to this, someday. He’d just hoped he’d been a sickeningly sweet drink that helped chase the firebrand. The ol’ bartender hadn’t done a bad job. Maybe not tip-worthy but certainly not bad by any means. Cas waved to the robot. “One more round.” After that he’d have to switch to something he could nurse. “Not often you see rugged ship captains order fruit drinks,” a female voice said beside him. Cas wheeled around, dizzy by all the alcohol infusing his blood and it took him a moment to comprehend what he was seeing. She was a mercenary, tall and wearing a long cloak that reached the backs of her knees. Her dark brown hair was done into a braid that fell down her left shoulder and her emerald eyes glittered like the jewels they stole the name from. But the most noticeable thing about her was the broad sword strapped to her back. “Excuse me?” Cas said. “Your choice of drink. It’s unusual,” she said. Perhaps his luck hadn’t run out after all. How often did beautiful woman approach him in a place as seedy as this? Though the sword was concerning. Cas leaned back away from the bar to get a better look at the weapon strapped to her back. He didn’t recognize the hilt. “What’s with the sword?” “I use it to cut off the heads of my enemies,” the woman said, deadpan. Hiding his expression, Cas leaned forward again and took the second firebrand the bartender had poured. “Join me?” He knocked the drink back

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 1430.40 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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