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RELATIVITY is a character drama that centers around a team of superheroes who operate in the fictional Gale City. The focus of the series, however, is the people behind the mask, and how they juggle work, life and love while donning a mask at night. While essentially a prose-comicbook series, Relativity is also firmly planted in the mystery genre as the team investigates and solves various crimes, while also contending with a menagerie of strange and interesting villains.

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Lost and Found Scene 1 - Relativity Episode 1The light above the vanity flickered, throwing the room into a series of shadows. Babs Stone tapped the plastic casing with her finger, hoping to jiggle the bulb back into place. The room fell into complete darkness. After a moment, the light snapped back on, shining bright and steady. The prostitute leaned back towards the mirror.
Pulling up her chin, Babs checked her throat carefully. While she didn’t have a policy against rough stuff, she didn’t like when her clients left marks. It made it difficult when picking up another john, not to mention she simply didn’t like bruising on her neck. Satisfied, she tousled her long platinum blonde hair so it framed her face, then twisted open a cylinder of Fire Engine Red and  smeared it across her lips. She could hear shuffling and smiled at the thought of the man on the other side of the door.
While she had several regulars, Babs liked Denny the best. He was always clean and smelled nice. More than that, he always called
A Dish Best Served Cold: Part 1 - Relativity Ep 43   Dark Flame scaled down the drain pipe, letting go five feet from the ground. A few moments later, Overcast landed beside her. The two focused their attention on the squad car at the end of the block. Since it appeared to be on a routine traffic stop, they turned and continued on their way.
   "Where are we going tonight?" Ravenswood asked. "I thought you wanted to check out the train yards."
   "I did, but I got a tip from one of the high school kids that Heather was seen down by the skateboard park."
   The crimefighter lifted his hat to scratch his head. "Do you really think she's still around? I thought maybe she had gone back to Beecher."
   It had been a week and a half since Sara had last seen Heather. A runaway from a small town in rural Indiana, the teen had come to Gale to hook-up with a boy she had met online. The "boy" had turned out to be a fifty year old pedophile and the girl had barely escaped

:bulletblack: To read a description of each issue, along with links to the dA versions of each story, visit this page.

:bulletblack: To browse and read all of the episodes in the series, check out this folder

:bulletblack:All stories are also available in Kindle and eBook versions and can be downloaded from our main website:

Relativity Spotlights
:heart: Daily Deviation - "Lost & Found" Scene 1
:heart: Daily Deviation - Secrets
:heart: Daily Lit Deviation - Summer Job
:heart: Daily Lit Deviation - Secrets
:heart: Daily Lit Deviation - Legend of the Cheese Maidens
:heart: Feature: DevNews Group of the Month (May 2012)
:heart: Feature: Literary Compass: Vol 7
:heart: Daily Lit Deviation - Bold Bullet
:heart: Feature: dA Authors: Vol VII

The Beginning...

Black Torrent commission by shamserg

Twenty years ago the Black Torrent patrolled the streets of Gale City, protecting the citizens, until he disappeared without a trace...

Michael Bruce is one of the world's richest men, head of a real estate empire that spreads to all corners of the world. Many wonder what is the secret to his success, but Michael's secrets travel far beyond the boardroom...onto the rooftops of Gale. Taking over the role of the Black Torrent, the young CEO follows in the footsteps of his father, keeping the streets safe from crime. When Martin Bling, the billionaire casino mogul, shows up on the scene, Torrent and his team start digging into the man's less-than-ethical affairs. They are aided in their investigation by the mysterious Dark Flame, a relative newcomer to the crimefighting scene. Expecting to uncover corporate corruption and dirty business dealings, what they find threatens to shake Michael to the core – a connection to Bling's girlfriend he never dreamed of, and a revelation that the past he knew wasn't what he thought it to be. As crimefighting and family drama collide, the team must deal with secrets, lies and betrayals, and the prospects of an uncertain future. -- Click to Read

Current Episode - #44 Weather the Weather

Weather the Weather -- In the aftermath of their recent defeat, the team is faced with their biggest challenge yet, struggling to deal with the loss of one of their own. With a new ally in their ranks, and a new foe closing in, they must continue to hunt down their greatest enemy ever, a monster with a connection forged in blood. As they look to the past for answers, the future is uncertain as doubt, fear, and the supernatural threaten to tear them apart. Can Team Torrent survive? -- Click to Read


Which is your favorite cover from Cycle 1 (Books 1-6)? 

8 deviants said Relativity Book 6 Cover-Art by mirzjiles Book 6
4 deviants said Relativity - Book 2 Cover-Art by mirz333 Book 2
1 deviant said Relativity Book 1 Cover-Art by mirzjiles Book 1
1 deviant said Relativity Book 4 Cover-Art by mirzjiles Book 4
1 deviant said Book 5 Cover Art by mirzjiles Book 5
No deviants said Relativity - Book 3 Cover-Art by mirz333 Book 3

Fine Weather We're Having...

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 3:05 AM
Actually, the weather has been terribly cold. Single digits and low-teens. Typical January weather in Chicago, but I'll complain about it anyway. :D But, being huddled up in the house, trying to stay warm, does have one advantage. It gives you lots of time to write! And with that, I'm happy to announce the beginning of Relativity Book 7.

This story was totally ready to publish, as promised, on Monday. In fact, we had all of the teasers and deviation pages ready to go. However, after giving it one last read-over, while I loved the story, there were a few things that bugged me. So we made the decision to hold off a few days. (I actually planned to hold-off just 1 or 2 days, but then real life happened -- mostly being swamped at my 9-to-5 job --and that pushed it over.)

This was really a story where I was reminded of the meaning of the phrase, "kill your darlings." While the story was good, it just wasn't to the level I wanted it to be... the level it deserved to be. There were a few things I absolutely loved, but just didn't quite work, and got cut in that final edit. While I ended up trimming an additional 1000 words, that wasn't the biggest problem. There were a few tricky sections, simple paragraphs and sentences, that gave me fits.  I literally spent 3 hours working on one paragraph which didn't flow well, and nothing worked. Gave new meaning to the word "grind." In the end, the updated final is not substantially different, just cleaner and tighter.

That said, in many ways, this isn't a new episode, but a continuation of the last episode. So, I will give a fair warning to new readers that if you are jumping into the series with the current story, it would probably best if you backed-up one and began with A Dish Best Served Cold.

The next story will continue to explore the aftermath of these episodes, but it will be a much-needed lighter story. "Checkmate" in about 2 weeks.

Oh, and while I did mention this in the past (and it's not stated in the story), this episode was named after this tongue-twister/poem which I have loved since I was a little kid...

Whether the Weather by mirz333

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AmeliePoptart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
As a fellow writer, and superhero lover, I am very impressed with all the work and effort you have put in here :)

How is the best way to follow your work? Are you planning on publishing (either ePub or self-publishing? Personally, I'd love to see this as a graphic novel).
mirz333 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   General Artist
Actually, the way the series works is that we publish the individual episodes then compile them into eBook anthologies (currently ePub, Kindle and PDF). We have 4 books available now, and book 5 is set to publish this month sometime. We also have 1 side story collection. We did offer a "deluxe" version  for purchase on Amazon and Google Playstore, but most people preferred the free version, so now they are exclusively available from our site.

All single stories are published here on DA and on our website. The anthologies can be downloaded at  (…)

We would love to see it as a graphic novel, or better yet, a Manga. But that is just a bit (or rather a lot) beyond our means right now. So, we keep doing this and hope that maybe the other will come around someday.

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to look at our work. We very much appreciate it.
scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Very interesting body of work you have here! I'll have to check out more of it.:) (Smile) 
mirz333 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for commenting. It's about 20 years in the making, so there's quite a bit of it. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't mean to deny that last art submission D: I clicked the wrong thing accidentally... so I submitted it again :)
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