The Beadworlds: Notes on the world of Kertline and Heliola

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The stories take place on two separate small worlds or moons capable of supporting life. These worlds are connected together both by gravity and by magnetism, and do not circle a large massy center object. Instead, they hurtle through space. Gravity of things it passes make a difference on the way the string of “pearls” travel. At some point, things will happen to the string. One large object will make the ends meet, I think. A comet may hit one of the objects, breaking the link. This is all to be determined, I’m just thinking about the concept at this point.
Gender is a key point in the stories. Many of these worlds, which number about eight right now but may expand to nine, are matriarchies, ruled and dominated by women; men are considered lesser beings by some old fashioned people, though not younger generations so much. Genderfluid and gender-deviant people have their own underground society. Some are respected in this quality but most are shunned or misunderstood. Some are trying to equal things out.

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