My journal and mirror
|Back in September Professor Q bought a house! posted "Note: I am officially writing something about this. A pl..." linking to an article about the magazine Seitou.
Like her, I this story excited me and gave me several days worth of plotting.
'The Dragon Speaks' is a story about a poem that breaks caste. The titular poem is written by a man assigned a police vocation, and based on a martial art form. But that is as much as I have so far. I have the world build around Rya-Karin and I've written the poem, but I can't settle on what the story is about other than that poem featuring as the trigger event in his life.
Is it a story about sacrifice and love? Is it about self-realisation or a sinister tale about manipulation and indoctrination? Do I want to draw it out broader and write a story about civil unrest where the poet is just one key character? I don't know yet. So this one is going to have sit in a file for now.
"Finding the Right Story Sparks" by Jay (away for a while)
Sometimes you have a good idea--and no idea what to do with it yet! (Short Stories Newsletter - February 28, 2018)