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The Rise and Fall of Chaz Oregano

A Novella

2023

40,000 words

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In the dystopian realm of Tasmania, where oppression and inequality thrive, a young and passionate anarchist named Eilex Turen embarks on a perilous journey towards social and economic justice. In The Rise and Fall of Chaz Oregano, a gripping tale set against a backdrop of political turmoil, Eilex finds herself caught in a web of revolution and deception.

 

Eilex, driven by her ideals and fueled by a burning desire for change, rallies against the oppressive regime of the Old Boys—a reactionary and quasi-fascist militia that seeks to maintain its stranglehold on power. With unwavering determination, she confronts their injustices head-on, risking everything for the cause she believes in.

 

Amidst the chaos, Eilex encounters Chaz Oregano, a legendary and revered figure in anarchist politics. Drawn to his charismatic persona and revolutionary reputation, Eilex falls deeply in love with Chaz. Together, they become an unstoppable force, inspiring others to challenge the status quo and fight for a brighter future.

 

However, as Eilex becomes more entangled in the world of radical politics and Chaz’s enigmatic presence, she begins to question his true motives. Doubts and suspicions arise, hinting at a hidden darkness within Chaz’s past and his sudden appearance in the radical scene. Eilex finds herself torn between her love for Chaz and the nagging uncertainty that shadows their relationship.

 

As Eilex delves deeper into the heart of the struggle, she uncovers shocking secrets that unravel the very fabric of her beliefs. Betrayal and revelations intertwine, forcing her to confront the truth about Chaz, his intentions, and the sacrifices required for real change. In a world on the brink of revolution, Eilex must navigate treacherous waters, where loyalties are tested, and the line between hero and villain becomes blurred.

 

The Rise and Fall of Chaz Oregano is a gripping and thought-provoking tale of love, revolution, and the complexities of the human spirit. In this dystopian Tasmania, Eilex Turen’s journey will challenge perceptions of power, ideology, and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of justice.

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This first scene introduces us to  our narrator, Eilex Turen, at an anarchist protest turned street brawl.

Music: "Rock Punk Type Guitar X ProdKiki" by ProdKikin via looperman.com
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