John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

What Happens Next? Suggestions Welcome!

So I've got this sword-and-sorcery tale I've been working on in bits and pieces for a few years now, but I'm stuck for the main plot! It's intended to be either a short story or a novella, and I'm looking for suggestions. These used to be locked to a closed set of "beta readers" but I've opened them up to the general public:

The Stones in the Desert, Part One
The Stones in the Desert, Part Two
The Stones in the Desert, Part Three

Take a look at them, and then if you're interested, suggest what should happen next! Possibilities include...

  • Soloman awakens lashed to his saddle and being led through the desert as Edrahed's prisoner. Why? What's the point of deception?

  • Edrahed intends to feed Soloman to ... something, under the stones. What is it, and why? Soloman is a noted vampire hunter, perhaps Edrahed is a thrall to some vampire lord who wants revenge?

  • Is Edrahed after Soloman specifically, or just whoever shows up? Is his father complicit in the deception, or has he been just as duped as Soloman?

  • Are there other mammoth scorpions out there?

This is all just a draft anyway, so things can be changed retroactively or generally mucked around with as needed. Whattya think?

-The Gneech

Legal Note for CYA: Soloman, this story, the setting, etc., are all ©2003 by me, all rights reserved. Not that I expect anyone who'd be reading this right now to want to steal this stuff, but I hope someday to be a bit more popular and it wouldn't do to unwittingly put my work into public domain or anything dumb like that.
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